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Soap maker toasts festival for international success

By | August 15th, 2016|News / Newyddion|

A former teacher who launched a company making handmade soap from goats' milk during a career break following a freak accident has won a major contract in China. According to Carol Allen, who set up Llanvalley Natural Products six years ago, the Hamper Llangollen food festival has helped propel her business to success over the [...]

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Chocolatier Jo aims to put the bite on world truffle making record

By | August 15th, 2016|News / Newyddion|

A top chocolatier is aiming to snatch a world record from TV chef Gino D'Acampo and become the fastest truffle maker on the planet. Jo Edwards, who set up her successful artisan chocolate company, Aballu, in 2006 will be going all out for the  new benchmark in front of thousands of discerning chocoholics at the [...]

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Congratulations to our Hamper Winners!

By | September 24th, 2015|News / Newyddion|

That's correct! The answers to the question, 'Name the venue where Hamper Llangollen is held' is Llangollen Pavilion. 1st prize winners Mrs Meinir Jones of Ruthin Mrs Jill Foley of Chester Mrs Jona Hughes of Mold Mrs Doris Roberts of Ruthin Ms Julie Burgloin of Shropshire Mrs M. Watkin of  Oswestry Mrs Barbara Ralphs of Shropshire [...]

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Hands-on star chef Luke champions local produce

By | September 2nd, 2015|News / Newyddion|

Britain’s youngest head chef will have a starring role at food festival in North Wales – fresh from cooking Welsh Cakes on the beach in Dubai.  Luke Thomas, of Connah’s Quay, will be among a celebrity line up at Hamper Llangollen 2015 where he will be championing fresh, local ingredients. […]

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Waste not, want not Food, glorious food as kitchen queen Denise rescues ingredients from landfill

By | August 3rd, 2015|News / Newyddion|

A top chef will be showing food lovers how to make a gourmet meal with ingredients that would otherwise be heading for the rubbish heap. […]

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Comedian swaps Edinburgh Festival for food festival

By | August 3rd, 2015|News / Newyddion|

Food is no laughing matter for stand-up star Silky Top stand up comedian Silky will swap jokes for yolks when he gives a cookery demonstration at a food festival. The red hot gig at Hamper Llangollen in October will be a first for the comedian and musician who says simple egg dishes and exotic spices [...]

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Red hot chilli pepper firm set to blast foodies

By | October 14th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

Two friends have turned their love of chilli peppers into a red hot business - after donning face masks and protective clothing to get it going. Dominic Haynes and Llyr Jones, who launched their enterprise after being made redundant, came up the idea of creating a chilli jam while sat in their local pub. They [...]

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Tim brews Dee Valley treat for food festival

By | October 14th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

A barman turned barista is brewing up a special Dee Valley coffee for a top food festival. Tim Parry quit his job pulling pints to set up his own company, Mug Run, and create his own perfect blend of roasted coffee beans. The 35-year-old is now aiming to capture the scents of the Dee valley [...]

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