Reaching Out for New Stars, the Guild of Fine Food Launches Great Taste Portugal

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Our 6 favourite places to eat in 2015 and what 2016 might bring.

Carol and Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip Carol and Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip

James Sommerin: Seasonal Root Vegetables and my Pumpkin Crumble

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New Website Porc.Wales Will Promote Welsh Pork

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Full line up for Abergavenny Food Festival 2015 announced

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Reaching Out for New Stars, the Guild of Fine Food Launches Great Taste Portugal
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Press Release Having judged more than 100,000 entries from across the globe in the UK and Ireland over the past 22 years, Great Taste is now set to head overseas for the first time, launching Great Taste Portugal in association with ConsumerChoice – Centro de Avaliação da Satisfação do Consumidor, an organisation that champions Portuguese brands delivering exceptional quality to [&hellip

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Our 6 favourite places to eat in 2015 and what 2016 might bring.
Carol and Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip

Happy New Year As we caper merrily into 2016 it seems obligatory to write a short retrospective on the year we leave behind.  2015 was a year which saw reduced input into Corpulent Capers for a number of different reasons. The year started with Babette appearing on Radio Wales on the Jamie Owen Show, continued with her cooking live on [&hellip

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Lamb Cutlets, Burgers and Sausages from Bodnant Welsh Food
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I have a file of places that are food related that I would like to visit. There’s the famous La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Ver-o-peso Market in Brazil which showcases the foods found in the Amazon, Castries Market in St Lucia, known for its spices, and the Mercado Central in Santiago Chile. Closer to home is Bodnant Welsh Food Centre [&hellip

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James Sommerin: Seasonal Root Vegetables and my Pumpkin Crumble
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In the first of a series of guest posts, award-winning chef James Sommerin gives us some Autumnal ideas for root vegetables and provides a great recipe for all the pumpkins that are available this time of year. As the chill starts to creep into the air and the leaves turn a burnished orange my thoughts always turn to warmth – [&hellip

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New Website Porc.Wales Will Promote Welsh Pork
Corpulent Capers: Pork Shoulder with Quince

Shoppers looking for quality, local pork can now find it through a new website. Porc.Wales will tell the story of the Welsh pork industry and what makes the pork it produces so special. Welsh consumers will be encouraged to eat more high quality, locally produced pork products as well as helping them to find a supplier to support local farmers [&hellip

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Full line up for Abergavenny Food Festival 2015 announced
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Tickets go on sale today as Abergavenny Food Festival announces the full line up for 2015. September 18, 19, 20 will once again welcome thousands of visitors to Abergavenny to sample the best food and drink the UK has to offer. Tom Kerridge, the Hemsley sisters and Olia Hercules, will be joined by over fifty foodies who will share their [&hellip

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Pop Up 4 Lunch! New Street Food Menu at Purple Poppadom

If you love street food, you must head over to Purple Poppadom for their new Street Food Pop Up 4 Lunch Menu. Chef Anand George and his team has have explored India’s exciting urban food scene to bring you authentic dishes inspired by the very latest in Indian street food. We have always loved the food at Purple Poppadom. Chef [&hellip

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New Slow Food® group launches – Slow Food South East Wales / y De-ddwyrain.
Corpulent Capers: Slow Food South East Wales

A new Slow Food UK group has started in Wales: Slow Food South East Wales / y De-ddwyrain. This is the fifth group to open in Wales, with the others being in Llangollen, Dyfi Valley, Carmarthenshire and Anglesey (Dros-y-Fenai). People in South East Wales will now have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of Slow Food activities, such [&hellip

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Fairtrade Fortnight Liberation Nuts Giveaway
Corpulent Capers: Liberation Nuts

This year Fairtrade Fortnight runs from the 23rd February to the 8th March 2015 and we are celebrating the impact of Fairtrade by turning the spotlight on the producers who grow the products we love. Take for example, farmer-owned Fair Trade nut company, Liberation Foods who source all their nuts from co-operatives of small-scale growers and farmers who own a [&hellip

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Alma de Cuba Coffee Review
Corpulent Capers: Alma de Cuba Coffee

Over the years I’ve sampled many different coffees and visitors to Corpulent Towers have come to expect a decent cup to be served.  So much so that they only ever comment when what they get doesn’t live up the normal standards. So it was interesting when a cup of Alma De Cuba, prompted a fellow visiting coffee lover to exclaim [&hellip

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