Our 6 favourite places to eat in 2015 and what 2016 might bring.

Happy New Year As we caper merrily into 2016 it seems obligatory to write a short retrospective on the year we leave behind.  2015 was a year which saw reduced input into Corpulent Capers for a number of different reasons. The year started with Babette appearing on Radio Wales on the Jamie Owen Show, continued with her cooking live on [&hellip

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James Sommerin: Seasonal Root Vegetables and my Pumpkin Crumble
Image of James Sommerin in his restaurant

In the first of a series of guest posts, award-winning chef James Sommerin gives us some Autumnal ideas for root vegetables and provides a great recipe for all the pumpkins that are available this time of year. As the chill starts to creep into the air and the leaves turn a burnished orange my thoughts always turn to warmth – [&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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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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