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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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
Corpulent Capers: Delia Smith's Christmas

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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Toi et Moi – Je l’adore
Corpulent Capers: Toi et Moi

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
Corpulent Capers: McVities Stop Taking The Biscuit

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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Kallo Rice & Corn Cake Giveaway
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The nice people at big fish sent us some Kallo rice and corn cakes for us to review. We tend to opt for crackers and bread instead of rice or corn cakes so were keen to give these a try. Kallo make a variety of savoury plain rice and corn cakes as well as some fabulous flavoured ones such as [&hellip

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Product Review – Manomasa Tortilla Chips
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We received some Manomasa tortilla chips for review from the nice people at Palm PR These tortilla chips stand head shoulders above your everyday tortilla chip with their extraordinary taste and texture. The first word that comes to mind when describing these tortilla chips is natural. The natural corn flavour shines through. The texture of the chips is great as [&hellip

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Tempus at Tides Bar and Restaurant at The St David’s Hotel
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Recently I got the opportunity to visit Tempus at Tides Bar and Restaurant at The St. David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay. Hotel restaurants trying to entice in non-residents seems to be a bit of a thing at the moment so I was keen to see what Tempus had to offer. We visited on a busy Saturday night, there were two [&hellip

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Beer Beautiful Beer at the Felin Fach Griffin
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The Felin Fach Griffin love to throw a party and they throw great parties! We went to their festival Hiraeth and had a great time! We are huge fans of their food. Chef Ross Bruce, cooks honest food using local and seasonal ingredients. We are really excited about their upcoming special beer evening that will be held on Friday 20th [&hellip

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