ANSWER THE CALL OF THE DRAGON: CHOOSE WELSH FOOD & DRINK THIS CHRISTMAS

Last year, I blogged about a new online marketplacefor Welsh food and drink called Discover Delicious – a one-stop shop for local, artisan and alternative food and drink from Wales. But aside from taking the hard work out of finding new products from well-known and up-and-coming artisan producers alike, the site also offers an opportunity to be a conscious consumer: bringing ethical values back into food shopping through a fairer pricing structure, supporting small, prioritising provenance and connecting people with the places and processes behind the food they eat.

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Foodie gift vouchers are the low-impact Christmas gifts that keep on giving

It’s a sad fact that beneath the sparkle and glitter, Christmas can be an exceptionally wasteful time of year. From the hundreds of miles of wrapping paper discarded after Christmas morning, to the thousands of throwaway stocking fillers wrapped in single-use plastic, the waste created during the season of goodwill is enough to make anyone wince.

But there is an easy way for food & drink lovers to skip the eco-guilt that comes with splurging on unnecessary gifts whilst also helping support their local food and drink producers and indie restauranteurs.

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Recipe: The Tidy Kitchen’s Caramelised Leek Tart with Walnut Pastry and Perl Las

As part of a recent #paidpartnership with british-leeks.co.uk I worked with local chef Laura Graham of The Tidy Kitchen Company who came up with a range of delicious dishes to showcase the British leek at its best. Her first creation was this delicious Caramelised Leek Tart with Walnut Pastry and creamy, crumbled Perl Las.

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Carmarthen’s Deri Reed crowned Chef of the Year at the 2019 Food Made Good Awards

Last night, at a star-studded ceremony in East London, Deri Reed was crowned ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s 2019 Food Made Good awards. Since 2012, the awards have been the shop window for pioneering sustainability progress in the hospitality industry, and a celebration of successful initiatives and innovative ideas.

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