Wales’ growing reputation as a nation of passionate producers and fanatical foodies is nowhere more apparent than at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. Set in the heart of the Conwy Valley and surrounded by the stunning scenery of Snowdonia, Bodnant’s multi-award-winning Welsh Food Centre provides a memorable visit, whether it’s for a few hours, a day or even longer stay in the adjoining farmhouse.
I come to Japanese food as naked as a new-born. Not literally, as that would be quite dangerous, but without prior experience or preconception. My only stipulation was a palate of easily sourced ingredients and no clichés or well-worn ideas. The barbecue theme evolved from my decision to make teriyaki. This sweet and sour barbecue chicken may be one of the biggest Japanese food clichés out there but I wanted to eat it; possibly the best reason for cooking anything that I know. When so much of life in the kitchen is spent in the pursuit of pleasing others, sometimes the greatest act of love is cooking for yourself. Read more…
I asked myself a question. Is it possible to capture the essence of Japanese food without recourse to unusual ingredients? Although accessibility comes in to it, what I really wanted was to get past the usual food suspects and find
This simple springtime recipe relies on the vibrancy of natural ingredients to bring a fresh clean flavour to the palate. I was looking for sardines to go with this array of spring ingredients, or perhaps some chunky fresh crab meat,
As we cast off the heavy cloak of winter and tentatively come out of hibernation, we are rewarded with the sights and sounds that tell us the rest of nature is doing just the same. Green shoots, new born animals,