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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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Chocolate and fudge bangers on menu for Hamper Llangollen food festival

By | September 25th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

A new range of sausages made with chocolate and fudge be launched a top food festival.   The special bangers are being developed by young farmer and trainee butcher Arran Davies and his butchery mentor Brin ((corr)) Kelly at Abbey Farm, just outside Llangollen.   Their meat counter at Abbey Farm Shop, which also supplies [...]

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Cookery Demonstrations 2014

By | September 25th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

  Name Description 11:00 Denise Baker McClearn Denise Baker-McClearn is a chef, food writer, supper club host, trainer, mentor and entrepreneur. She loves Welsh produce, buying local, and promotes Welsh seafood in her role as a Menai Seafood Festival organiser. 12:00 Dr Valerie Westfield Dr Valerie Westfield runs Egyptian cooking classes and is currently compiling [...]

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Say cheers with chocolate

By | September 9th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

It's chocolate heaven for lager lovers. Innovative chocolatier Jo Edwards is launching a new milk chocolate truffle with a heady ingredient - Wrexham Lager. Jo, 40, whose company, Aballu Truffles, is based in Rossett, near Wrexham, will be unveiling the new truffles at the Hamper Llangollen food festival on October 18-19. The new truffles are [...]

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Two by two…iron animals to take pride of place at a top food festival

By | August 1st, 2014|News / Newyddion|

Forget the Russell Crowe film blockbuster Noah - an array of iron animals is set to take pride and place at a top food festival. Around 30 sculptures created by the British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry, will make their way to Hamper Llangollen later this year on October 18-19. These will include a flock of iron [...]

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Royal chefs star at top food festival

By | August 1st, 2014|News / Newyddion|

A trio of Wales's best chefs will have a starring role at a top food festival - as they prepare to take on the world. They will be hitting the culinary high notes at  Hamper Llangollen that's being held in the town on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19. At Hamper Llangollen, Graham Tinsley, [...]

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Britain’s most expensive bread will cost £25 a loaf

By | August 1st, 2014|News / Newyddion|

A baker who trained with culinary legend Raymond Blanc is about unveil the UK's most expensive loaf - made with champagne and 24 carat gold. Robert Didier will be launching the new golden bread  - which will sell for £25 a loaf - at the Hamper Llangollen food festival later this year on October 18-19. [...]

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Special events for young food fans are perfect taster for Hamper Llangollen

By | October 14th, 2013|News / Newyddion|

BUDDING Jamie Olivers and aspiring Heston Blumenthals will be aiming to find the recipe for culinary success at two special events which come as the perfect appetiser to the Hamper Llangollen food festival. On Tuesday, October 15, over 130 youngsters from five schools in and around Llangollen will be flocking to the town’s International Pavilion [...]

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