Recipe: Traditional Welsh Bara Brith

Bara Brith (or ‘speckled bread’) is a Welsh tea-time treat, with recipes differing between regions. Allegedly, the fruit-loaf became popular when Welsh families lit their stove once a week for baking, adding currants to the left-over bread dough as the stove cooled.…

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Welsh foods shortlisted for protected food names bid

Traditional Welsh milk and butter could join the likes of Melton Mowbray pork pies, Cornish clotted cream and Stilton cheese as protected food names. The Welsh Assembly Government have shortlisted nine Welsh foods as they prepare to…

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Welsh cuisine flourishes at Festival of Food

Stepping into the Festival of Food, I was met with a concoction of exotic aromas reminiscent of  international cuisine at Camden Market. Surrounded by a string of stalls selling freshly-made food, my breakfast of Coco Pops suddenly seemed so inadequate. My passion…

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Calls for new Welsh “food police” force

Wales may see the introduction of a “food police” force in what looks set to be a huge overhaul of the current food inspection system. On Wednesday, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) agreed to consider transferring responsibility…

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Nothing fishy about this swshi

Abercynon-based sushi suppliers, Sushi Day, have developed an innovative new way to attract Welsh sushi virgins, by adding ‘swshi’ to the menu – an exciting blend of Welsh lamb, laverbread and leeks wrapped up in a…

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