Welsh Great Taste Award Winners 2013 and Farewell to True Taste of Wales
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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 Hot World Buffet Cake-Off
Red Hot World Buffet Cake Off

To launch their new cake venture, Red Hot World Buffet in Cardiff invited me and a few other food bloggers to a ‘Red Hot Cake Off’. If you have never been to a Red Hot World Buffet, check out our previous write ups here and here. If you are celebrating a birthday or any other occasion which calls for a sumptuous and beautiful [&hellip

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Newport Food Festival 2012 – A Prologue
Newport Food Festival Logo

Back in 2011 @babettesffest wrote about the 1st Newport Food Festival as “The New Kid on the Block“. At the time we both really liked it as it really felt like it was trying to be inclusive both to the social and food cultures of Newport. Now on Saturday 6th October 2012, Newport Food Festival returns for a second year.  [&hellip

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Hiraeth at The Felin Fach Griffin
Hiraeth at the Felin Fach Griffin

Long time readers of this blog and followers of my twitter feed will know that I’ve long been a fan of The Felin Fach Griffin and not just for the food. (In fact as I write this I’m reminded of the fact that I’m long overdue to do an updated review, as the talented Ross Bruce has now been Head [&hellip

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Sushi Masterclass – Red Hot World Buffet Cardiff
Sushi Masterclass

I love raw fish! I lived in both New York and the Bahamas as a child and when in New York, my mother would take me to raw clam bars where we would both eat raw clams until we were giddy with happiness. When in the Bahamas, my father would take me to the docks for a Bahamian delicacy, raw [&hellip

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Introduction to Baking Bread Course at the One Mile Bakery
Fresh Bread

One of my enduring memories of childhood was going in ‘town’, with my parents, on a Saturday morning to do the weekly shop.  No Tesco™ in those days, Aberdare had a Fine Fare (anyone else old enough to remember Pink Stamps?) and apart from Boots and Woolworth’s that was about it for national chains. One of the highlights of our [&hellip

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Pasty Heaven – The Little Welsh Deli

I am the cook in the family and, as such, responsible for creating delicious suppers 7 days a week. I do like cooking but, sometimes I want to take a break and go out for dinner. Other times, I want a break but am happy to stay home in my ‘comfies’ and have the equivalent of a home cooked dinner [&hellip

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More Thoughts on The 2011 Wales The True Taste Awards

Regular readers of this blog will know that I recently got the opportunity to attend the 2011 Wales The True Taste awards in Llandudno. As someone who is a regular visitor to Welsh restaurants, gastro pubs, farmers markets, farm shops and local producers I have been aware of True Taste for some time, mostly due to its logo. Whilst I [&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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