We love our food in Wales and so we should. We pride ourselves on supplying some of the finest produce in the world. Our landscape reflects freshness, quality and variety and fresh and local are two words you’ll often hear to describe the food available here today. There’s meat fresh from the farm, fish fresh from the coast and vegetables dug up that morning.
We’re also pretty good at cooking. Having great ingredients helps but all over our country, you’ll discover innovative cookery by award-winning chefs using quality local ingredients.
However, we’re still rightly fond of our traditional favourites. Laverbread, not actually bread at all but seaweed, is often fried into crisp patties with eggs, bacon and fresh cockles for a traditional Welsh breakfast. And we think there’s nothing quite like the treat of a Welsh afternoon tea with Bara Brith (which translates as speckled bread), a wonderful sticky fruitcake smothered in butter. Or Welsh Cakes, a type of scone cooked on a stove-top griddle. Try cooking some of our favourite dishes at home with our recipe selection.
With all this good food about, we’ve even got our very own food Oscars, the True Taste Wales Food & Drink Awards. For more information visit www.walesthetruetaste.com
Explore some of the links below to find out more about our produce in Wales and our food events.