In the News

I am regularly contacted by the media in Wales to provide insight / expert comment on a variety of topics, including blogging, food and drink trends, sustainability, food waste, and Cardiff’s changing bar and restaurant scene.

Visit Wales Tastemakers

In 2018 I was commissioned by Visit Wales, to write about the excellent independent restaurants in Cardiff which are ‘hiding in plain sight’. You can read the full feature here.

I have joined Carol Vorderman on BBC Radio Wales to talk about eating out, Connie Fisher to talk about food blogging and food trends in Cardiff, and been invited onto Jason Mohammad’s breakfast show to discuss whether different types of alcohol make people feel different emotions, and to talk about food critic Jay Rayner’s comments about Cardiff food culture.

I have also been interviewed about my journey into sustainability for BBC Radio Wales’ series The Idea, and have appeared live on BBC Wales Today talking about how my ‘influencer’ persona impacted my career as an independent PR consultant.

Opinions, I’ve got ’em!

Recent online mentions include:

  • National Geographic Traveller Magazine – The Inside Guide to Cardiff
  • Style of the City – Cardiff cafes unite to promote #contactlesscoffee and fight single use
  • Visit Wales – The Cardiff Underground: a guide to Cardiff’s indie food scene
  • The Independent – Quoted in this piece about M&S’s over-use of plastic food packaging
  • Wales Online – ’10 great Welsh blogs you should be reading’
  • Wriggle Cardiff – ’10 Cardiff food bloggers you should be following right now’
  • Wriggle Cardiff – ‘Meet the women shaking up the food scene in Cardiff
  • Wales Online – ‘Wales’ top food bloggers tell us their fave places to eat out’
  • The Guardian – Consulted and quoted in their ‘Alternative Cardiff’ travel guide
  • Buzzfeed – ’21 secrets food bloggers will never tell you’
  • Wales Online – ‘This may look like an ice-cream cone but it’s actually cheese!’
  • Wales Online – ‘The 11 tastiest Welsh food bloggers you need to know’
  • Wales Online – ’10 great Welsh blogs you should be reading’

The blog has also been shortlisted for a few awards:

  • The Guardian – Picked as their Sustainable Blog of the Week’ 2014
  • Wales Online – coverage of the Wales Blog Awards 2014 (Winners)
  • Wales Online – coverage of the Wales Blog Awards 2014 (People’s Choice)
  • Wales Online – coverage of the Wales Blog Awards 2014 (Finalists)
  • Cardiff Life Magazine – coverage of the Wales Blog Awards 2014

In early 2017, the blog was also featured in an advertising campaign for WWF Cymru:

In 2018 the blog was featured in Blogosphere Magazine as one of the editor’s favourite food blogs.

I am always happy to comment on blogging, food & drink trends, sustainability in the food world, and moving towards more eco-friendly eating; feel free to contact me anytime on thehungrycityhippy@outlook.com.

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