Venison Stew, Oh Deer!

I had venison once as a child. My next door neighbour, Mr Hughes went hunting for deer every autumn and brought home his spoils for Mrs Hughes to cook for the family.  Mrs Hughes is of Italian descent and I have very fond memories of her cooking. I had Mrs Hughes’ venison stew.  All I can remember about it now [&hellip

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Red Hot World Buffet Cardiff – Launch Event

I wasn't aware of Red Hot World Buffet until I got invited to the October 26th launch event for their new Cardiff Restaurant, which was to open the following day. I must admit that fixed price buffets are not normally high on my list of places to eat, although I'm a firm believer that everything has its place, especially in [&hellip

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New Kid on the Block – Newport Food Festival

As far as Welsh food festivals go there’s a new kid on the block. The first annual Newport Food Festival was launched on 29 October 2011 and if you did not attend, you missed a great day out.       The festival was not just about the food, it was about the community as well; with local schools and [&hellip

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ffresh 2nd Birthday Guest Chef Dinner – Shaun Hill

Disclosure – This post is about an event to which I was invited but didn't pay to attend. MrsA also attended by I paid in full for her ticket.   The problem with being busy and also a bit lazy, is that when you are at an event with other bloggers they will invariably write things up before you do.  [&hellip

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Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards 2011-12

I was very lucky this week to be invited to attend the 10th Anniversary Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards 2011-12, in Llandudno. Over the next week or so I'll be posting some of my experiences of the event itself, and conversations with some of the producers I was lucky enough to meet. Some of them have been [&hellip

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Chicken. A bland, blank canvas?

Growing up in the United States, we ate a lot of chicken; it was a bland, blank canvas that could be transformed into a myriad of tasty meals by combining it with a countless combination of ingredients. It was rare that chicken was simply baked…too tasteless for that. We had it soused, curried, steamed, fried, smothered, stewed and gumboed to [&hellip

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The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

  "Never trust a skinny cook" it used to say on an apron hanging in my mother's kitchen. I, like Mr. Kerridge, have little danger of being described with the adjective "skinny". Although I'm sure that this similarity wasn't the only reason that I wanted to eat Tom Kerridge's food pretty much the moment I saw him on TV. It [&hellip

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Crown Social, Cardiff

I think I was one of the first local foodies to pick up on the fact that “ex Michelin two star Chef Martin Blunos” was going to open a restaurant in Cardiff. The fact that he was going to do it in conjunction with Crown Hotels and Restaurants (CHR), owners of the one Michelin star ‘The Crown at Whitebrook’ and [&hellip

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The White Hart Village Inn, Usk

Ever since I was a kid, I've always loved looking at maps. In those days it was maps in encyclopaedias and atlases. Then, in my days as a Rally Navigator, it was Ordnance Survey maps with all their incredible detail. These days, of course, anyone interested in maps or cartography is living in the golden age of Google. Google Earth, [&hellip

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.cn Restaurant, Cardiff

“13 weeks,” said Nathan, our waiter, in answer to my question of how long had .cn been open.  I liked Nathan and not just because apart from MrsA, the niece and myself he was the only other Westerner there. I liked Nathan because he was extremely helpful and seemed to enjoy answering all our questions about the dishes.  I liked [&hellip

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