As I mentioned in my earlier post, the stars of Abergavenny Food Festival are without doubt the producers. Whether nestling between the little booths or creating fine displays in the prestigious Market Hall, the producers have an infallible passion for food and drink which is infectious and wonderful. Most are happy to chat … Continue reading The Abergavenny Food Festival Part 2: The Producers #AFF2017
In 2015 we joined The National Trust. We were in Cornwall, the rain was beating down and had been for two days, the wind was rather dominant and it was the August Bank holiday. What to do with a bored 9 years old and a borrowed 15 year old (my niece)? Also we were … Continue reading Hidcote and The National Trust in general
Yesterday I returned from a foodie weekend break to beautiful Exmoor. From its bleak moors to its rugged coastline via its winding roads it is a stunning place to visit, even with the howling winds and driving rain of a British November day. It is also a foodie paradise, close to the border with … Continue reading A romance of Exmoor
Yesterday was National Apple Day, but around here we are constantly reminded of the versatile fruit which first arrived on these shores with the Romans. Of course, we had our native apple, the Crab Apple, a small sharp fruit which is much underused yet still lurks in many a hedgerow, but the apple has come … Continue reading An Apple a Day….Or A Pint!
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a press day organised by porc.wales, a new, assembly backed initiative to promote small producers of proper pork in Wales. Wales and Pork have a history which goes far back (although not too far, as the pig was sacred to the celts) but up until the … Continue reading Humbled by Pork!