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

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Alma de Cuba Coffee Review

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200 Cookbooks and Counting Book 12, Delia Smith’s Christmas

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200 Cookbooks and Counting Book 11, Soup Can Make You Thin

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Toi et Moi – Je l’adore

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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
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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
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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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Zest Revisited
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The last time we wrote about Zest they had just partnered with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage as part of a pilot programme to introduce a local, seasonal menu. We were pleased to be invited back recently and given the opportunity to discuss the experience with Executive Chef, Anthony Barnes. For those who are not familiar, first a little background [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting Book 12, Delia Smith’s Christmas
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I had not heard of Delia Smith before moving to the UK. I Arrived in November and my thoughts immediately turned to cooking my first traditional British Christmas meal. As Mr A handed to me his battered copy of Delia Smith’s Christmas he said, “if you do what Delia says, it will always work”. Now I am a confident cook [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting Book 11, Soup Can Make You Thin
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Cookbook Number 11 Soup Can Make You Thin by Fiona Kirk and Jean Barr Soup Can Make You Thin is one of Mr A’s cookbooks and one that I had not read or cooked from. Two things inspired me to take this cookbook off the shelf: 1) I tend to crave soup as soon as the weather gets nippy. I [&hellip

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Toi et Moi – Je l’adore
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I’m not sure quite when I saw the sign to Toi et Moi languishing in a hedge on the road to Abbey Dore, but it intrigued me enough to Google it when I got home.  Hmm, a French restaurant with a French Chef, in a remote location 2.5 miles across border into England and with views across Golden Valley. Sounds [&hellip

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McVitie’s Digestives – Stop Taking The Biscuit
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I’ve been around long enough to have seen many changes. I’m from the pre-internet, 3 terrestrial TV channel generation so I’ve learnt to embrace and even welcome change. I’ve even been known to wander round muttering “change is good, change is good”. Sometimes, however, change is just so blatantly and utterly wrong that you can do nothing but shout “WTF?” [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 10, The Ethicurean Cookbook
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The Ethicurean Cookbook Recipes, Foods and Spirituous Liquors, from Our Bounteous Walled Garden in the Several Seasons of the Year This cookbook was a gift from Betty Mahoney of The One Mile Bakery to Mark for his birthday (really a gift to me as well as I am the one who enjoys cooking from it!). This is Betty’s fave cookbook [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks And Counting – Book 9, Forgotten Skills of Cooking: Darina Allen
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Forgotten Skills of Cooking: The time-honoured ways are the best – over 700 recipes show you why by Darina Allen This time of year, Forgotten Skills of Cooking comes off the shelf and is used a lot. It was recommended to me by my friend Bill King, an alumni of the celebrated Ballymaloe Cookery School run by Darina Allen, as [&hellip

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