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Welsh companies embark on food and drink trade visit to Canada

Fork2Fork | 28 Sep 2016
Welsh companies embark on food and drink trade visit to Canada
Fourteen leading Welsh food and drink companies are preparing their goods to be part of the first Welsh food and drink trade visit to ‘the land of the maple leaf’.

Wales gets ready for ‘Llamb’s Day’ as study shows consumers keen to eat local produce

Fork2Fork | 02 Aug 2016
Wales gets ready for ‘Llamb’s Day’ as study shows consumers keen to eat local produce
Research by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has showed that families are keen to eat food from local sources.

Royal Welsh Week continues to be the ‘real deal’ for the food and drink industry as £1.4m secured

Fork2Fork | 20 Jul 2016
Royal Welsh Week continues to be the ‘real deal’  for the food and drink industry as £1.4m secured
As the highlight of the agricultural calendar opens its doors this week, Food & Drink Wales has released figures demonstrating the event continues to be a crucial place for the industry when it comes to meeting retailers and sealing potentially lucrative deals.

Funding support for Welsh food and drink festivals

Fork2Fork | 11 Jul 2016
Funding support for Welsh food and drink festivals
Nine food and drink festivals across Wales, including the award-winning Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival, have received funding from the Welsh Government to help support their events and fortify Wales’ reputation as a producer of high quality food and drink products.

Welsh fishermen ‘schooled’ in Ireland

Fork2Fork | 13 Jun 2016
Welsh fishermen ‘schooled’ in Ireland
Last month, leading Welsh seafood businesses journeyed across the Irish Sea with the aim of learning new ways to boost both their catch and their profits. Organised as part of the Welsh Government Seafood Cluster, the visit concentrated on innovative Irish fishing techniques and how they could be implemented in Wales.

Farmers to open their gates to Hay Festival visitors

Fork2Fork | 23 May 2016
Farmers to open their gates to Hay Festival visitors
This year, Hay Festival-goers have been extended an invite to join local farmers on guided tours of their farms, and learn more about where and how food is produced.

Competition to find Wales’ Woman Farmer of the year

Fork2Fork | 20 May 2016
Competition to find Wales’ Woman Farmer of the year
NFU Cymru are striving to break down stereotypes with competition to raise the profile of female farmers.

St Dogmaels Market: the best in Britain

Fork2Fork | 17 May 2016
St Dogmaels Market: the best in Britain
St Dogmaels Market recently scooped a nationwide prize at prestigious awards ceremony.

Welsh companies to showcase seafood in Brussels

Fork2Fork | 07 Apr 2016
Welsh companies to showcase seafood in Brussels
At the end of April, six Welsh companies will travel to Belgium to showcase their seafood produce in Brussels to over 25,000 buyers and suppliers from all over the world.

Together standing tall: building food and drink links with Ireland

Fork2Fork | 11 Mar 2016
Together standing tall: building food and drink links with Ireland
Twenty Welsh food and drink producers have recently returned from a visit to Ireland, where they went to seek out new trading opportunities.

Two Welsh names shortlisted for BBC Food Awards

Fork2Fork | 10 Mar 2016
Two Welsh names shortlisted for BBC Food Awards
A local produce market in Pembrokeshire and a Caerphilly cider maker have both been shortlisted for the BBC’s Food & Farming awards.

A Taste of Wales, in London

Fork2Fork | 09 Mar 2016
A Taste of Wales, in London
Renowned Welsh chef Bryn Williams was the face of Welsh Food and Drink as he spearheaded the ‘Taste of Wales’ event in London on St David’s Day last week.

Potatoes and bacon

Fork2Fork | 23 Dec 2015
Potatoes and bacon
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This dish has many descriptions varying from region to region. Some Northern regions call it ‘five minute potatoes’, in the West it may be called ‘roast potatoes and bacon’ and ‘the miser’s feast’ in other regions. This follows a slightly different method where the potatoes are cooked whole with layers of onion covered in water. Once the water is boiling bacon slices or a piece of ham are placed on top of the potatoes, covered with a lid and simmered until the potatoes are cooked when most of the water will be absorbed. The miser would eat the potatoes one day, mashed up in the liquid, keeping the bacon to be eaten the next day with plain boiled potatoes.

Roath Farmers Market

Fork2Fork | 21 Dec 2015
Roath Farmers Market
With just 4 sleeps until Christmas, the onslaught of Christmas shoppers sweeping supermarkets for last minute supplies is imminent. So, if you’re already snowed under with last minute preparations, why not opt for a more relaxing experience to stock up your larder before the big day?

Small Business Saturday

Fork2Fork | 04 Dec 2015
Small Business Saturday
Where will you be shopping this winter? With the highstreet bustling and everyone preparing early for Christmas, you can support small your local economy by shopping in small local businesses this season. Saturday, December 5, 2015, is Small Business Saturday - a day to encourage all of us to spend our money locally.

Insightful online tool on the ins and outs of shopping locally

Fork2Fork | 13 Nov 2015
Insightful online tool on the ins and outs of shopping locally
"Shopping and cooking local undoubtedly takes a bit more thought and planning. Here are some of the reasons why it might be worth the additional effort." BBC's iWonder's insightful online tool into shopping and cooking local produce; discussing the personal and economic benefits. Presented by Food Writer & Broadcaster Trish Deseine

Tips on buying and cooking seafood

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Swansea breakfast

Fork2Fork | 23 Oct 2015
Swansea breakfast
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This recipe can be served as a light snack anytime of the day but serve on thick toast for a delicious and healthy breakfast! It combines local seafood from the Gower including Penclawdd cockles and laverbread, a type of seaweed which is collected along the coastline.

Mamgu's Rice Pudding

Fork2Fork | 19 Oct 2015
Mamgu's Rice Pudding
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Sometimes the simplest, traditional dishes are the most delicious. Here's some comfort food at its best. Just like mamgu’s... but with added vanilla! Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added indulgence!