HANK! EPISODE 10: WELSH HOSPITALITY IN CRISIS (PART 2) – WITH SHUMANA PALIT, ULTRACOMIDA

Continuing on from our conversation with restauranteur Simon Wright in Hank! Cardiff Episode 9 – in this second instalment, we speak to Shumana Palit about how the Coronavirus crisis has affected her. Shumana and husband Paul operate Ultracomida; a business which incorporates two Spanish deli-restaurants in Narberth and Aberystwyth; as well Curado Bar and Vermut in Cardiff city centre; and an online shop which delivers imported Spanish produce across the UK.

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HANK! EPISODE 9: WELSH HOSPITALITY IN CRISIS (PART 1) – WITH RESTAURANTEUR SIMON WRIGHT

In the latest episode of the Hank! Cardiff food podcast, we speak to restauranteur, food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright about the the catastrophic impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Welsh hospitality – which has been exacerbated by the fact that there is still no update on indoor opening for restaurants, bars and pubs in Wales.

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Cardiff residents growing their own fruit & veg during lockdown

Almost 14,000 plants, seeds and growing kits are being distributed during lockdown as part of a city-wide campaign to encourage people to grow their own vegetables. A team of 70 volunteers across 16 projects will reach over 3,000 households with seeds or plants, with more than 100 people joining online growing classes.

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My Cardiff Lockdown List: Food Collections, Deliveries & Subscriptions

On Friday, Mark Drakeford announced that from tomorrow, we will all be allowed to meet up in parks and private gardens, as long as we maintain social distancing, avoid contact, and limit it to two households at a time. Like everyone else in the country, I can’t wait to make the most of this new lease of freedom and meet up with friends and family who I’ve not seen for weeks on end. Picnics in the park are about to become a daily occurrence for me!

But before I get ready to spend 99.9% of my free time in the local parks, I wanted to give a shout out to the deliveries and subscriptions that have made the last few weeks – mostly spent eating and drinking in our small Canton garden – that much more bearable.

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