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

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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Full line up for Abergavenny Food Festival 2015 announced

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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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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Beer Beautiful Beer at the Felin Fach Griffin

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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A New Adventure for Corpulent Capers

Mark and Carol of Corpulent Capers are embarking on a new adventure, a Food Adventure! As you know we are so passionate about locally produced, seasonal, fresh food that we have been blogging about it for several years and now we want to share our experiences with you. So what is Food Adventure? Food Adventure is all about food, fun, [&hellip

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James Sommerin – Interview with a Chef

James Sommerin is little frustrated. Today is the day that he and I had hoped would be the day that he showed me round his new restaurant. A restaurant that was just going through the finishing touches before opening in a few days. Alas Restaurant James Sommerin, already beset with delays, has suffered one more. This time it is not [&hellip

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Cardiff Marriott and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Team Up

News reaches us that Cardiff Marriott is one of two hotels of the groups 50 UK establishments chosen to pilot a new menu, that has been developed in collaboration with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage. The chef’s at the Marriott have all been to the newly established River Cottage Chefs’ School. Menu’s will be based around local, seasonal produce and sourced, [&hellip

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Welsh Great Taste Award Winners 2013 and Farewell to True Taste of Wales

August 7th, 2013 saw the publication of the results of the 2013 Great Taste Awards. We look at the success of Welsh producers in the Great Taste Awards and the demise of the Wales the True Taste Awards. As late as December 2012 the Welsh Government was stating that “The Wales the True Taste brand plays a major part in [&hellip

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Red Nose Day Cookie Challenge 2013

A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from the nice people at Sainsbury’s, long-time supporters of Comic Relief, asking if I’d like to take part in their Red Nose Day Cookie Challenge. The idea was that to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day, I and others would bake and decorate a ‘comedic cookie creation’. Sainsbury’s would [&hellip

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Win a Nip + Fab Ultimate Pamper Kit in our Giveaway

Although this is primarily a food blog I thought, as it was Christmas, I’d diversify a little and recognise that it’s also a very stressful time of year, what with menu planning, present shopping and wrapping to contend with. So what better time than to take a little bit of “me time” and pamper yourself for a change. The nice [&hellip

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