The Welsh Kitchen

Ross Clarke
Celebrating the very best of Welsh food and drink. From recipes to music, store cupboard essentials to history, this is food culture from the land of Wales.
Created 02 Jan 2021
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  • Spoon food
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I can’t remember if it was a bowl of lentejas (lentils) or caldo de papas (potato stew) that my lovely Aunty Juani made one day when I was living in Spain. We were sitting at the table for lunch and s...
  • Harvest, Mabon and the arrival of autumn
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Isn’t it funny how I often can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night (weird for a food writer, I know) and yet a nursery rhyme I learned in primary school easily comes to my mind and lips? The p...
  • Perfect imperfections
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    The Great British Bake Off starts back this week and with it an eager bunch of home bakers hoping to show their mastery of the well-risen loaf, the perfectly springy sponge and the complete avoidance ...
  • Fruits of the forage
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I popped home last weekend and my Mum told me that the blackberries were out, which in my mind always means two things: the new school year must be here, and Nannie Gwen’s blackberry and apple tart. B...
  • Love, food and spoon-shaped gifts
    06 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The other week, I spoke about how Welsh people are known for their hospitality, and the fact that they derive a great deal of pleasure from being hospitable. I’ve been wondering about why this is the ...
  • Wales in the world: Australia
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit Australia for the first time to visit friends, family, and experience the country for myself, spending time in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. As I made my...
  • Notes in the margin
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I buy recipe books and cook books at quite an alarming rate. Some get thumbed constantly and are splodged with bits of sauces, wine, tea, crusty bits of dough etc., their page corners are dog-eared, s...
  • Recipes with no measurements
    15 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    People often remember their grandmother making cakes or cooking meals without a recipe book in sight, and rarely weighing anything out. And yet, they will tell you, it always turned out perfectly and ...
  • Homage to my hometown
    08 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    I read this week that another of my hometown landmarks – one that holds such fond memories – is to remain permanently closed until it gets demolished. Many people will know Newport Centre from going t...
  • Kitchen socks
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    People often joke about receiving socks for their birthday or Christmas, but they are such an easy gift idea when you don’t really know what to buy. They make good stocking fillers (weirdly presenting...
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