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Food festival serves up £8m boost

By | 2017-10-19T11:55:31+00:00 October 19th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

One of the first food festivals in Wales is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a record number of stallholders and an £8 million boost for the economy. Llangollen Food Festival was founded in 1997 and pioneered food tourism by creating a shop window for home grown producers. Since then the event has gone from strength [...]

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Chainsaw sculpting supremo to preside over the first ever Wales Pumpkin Carving Championships

By | 2017-10-06T09:39:30+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

A man who tours the world using a chainsaw to create stunning sculptures is masterminding the first ever Welsh pumpkin championship. Simon O’Rourke has carved out an international reputation for himself by turning out a series of wooden masterpieces depicting everything from a life-sized horse to an awe-inspiring tableau of The Beatles. At Llangollen Food [...]

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Brewery discovers secret of the perfect pint to celebrate festival’s 20th birthday

By | 2017-10-03T15:22:29+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|News / Newyddion|

Heavenly Ambrosia Ale will be fit for the gods, says brewer Ynyr With pic An award-winning brewery is raising a toast to one the UK's top food festivals with a "heavenly" new beer to celebrate the event's 20 anniversary. The foaming ale, called Ambrosia which means food and drink of the gods, will be launched [...]

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Royal chef will champion “world class” North Wales produce

By | 2017-10-03T15:18:57+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

A celebrity chef who has cooked regularly for royalty and government leaders says North Wales produces some of the best food in the world. Graham Tinsley MBE, who has prepared dishes for the Queen and Prince Charles on at least a dozen occasions and also created St David’s Day feasts at 10 Downing Street, can’t [...]

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Agonizing wait over as Jo confirmed as fastest truffle maker on the planet

By | 2017-09-14T10:50:00+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

A top chocolatier has finally been confirmed as the fastest truffle maker on the planet - after an agonising 10 month wait. The record set by Jo Edwards in front of a huge crowd at last year's Llangollen Food Festival has only just been ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records She made 49 [...]

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Are you brave enough to try the red hot chili chocolate?

By | 2017-09-13T10:32:47+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

A CHOCOLATE factory that produces the hottest chilli chocolate in the UK is on the lookout for bigger premises after quadrupling its number of orders. Precious Chocolates in Shotton, Flintshire, has landed £60,000 worth of contracts in the last three weeks alone - the same amount the company would expect to secure in an entire [...]

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Wine wizard to the stars returns to pop a few corks on home turf

By | 2017-09-14T11:07:44+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

One of the UK's youngest head sommeliers who has served stars like Sir Tom Jones and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will be sharing his wine expertise at Llangollen Food Festival. It will be quite the family affair for Dan Davies, 22, will be joining his father, festival stalwart Dai Chef, who will also be assisted [...]

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Chef running one of country’s most decorated restaurants will show off skills to food lovers

By | 2017-09-14T11:04:31+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

The chef in charge of one of the finest restaurants in Wales will be demonstrating his culinary mastery at a top food festival. Michelin starred Bryan Webb has just seen his Tyddyn Llan restaurant with rooms in the picturesque Denbighshire village of Llandrillo retain its commanding position in the Good Food Guide for the 15th [...]

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Aberffraw couple enjoy sweet taste of success taking ancient biscuit across the world.

By | 2017-09-14T10:43:43+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

An enterprising couple are supplying one of the world's most famous stores and prestigious outlets in Singapore and Kuwait after reviving Britain's oldest biscuit. Four years ago James Shepherd and his wife Natasha, from Llansannan, in Conwy, re-created the historic Aberffraw Biscuit which dates back to the 13th century. They won plaudits from lovers of [...]

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Pumpkin Carving at Llangollen Food Festival

By | 2017-08-22T12:07:40+00:00 August 21st, 2017|News / Newyddion|

Join us and celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Hamper Llangollen Food Festival with a themed workshop for all ages!  This year's theme is Halloween! and the famous Simon O'Rourke will be hosting his very own pumpkin carving workshop for only £5 per pumpkin! There are even talks of a Pumpkin Champion being named! "I'm really looking [...]

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