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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Welsh food
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:16:07 pm »
We have an Australian guest staying in our log cabin. He left the Northern Territories in 30degrees + and has shivered through a wet week and a half. He clearly had not done any research before his trip asking us about the local wines and exactly how far he was from the White Cliffs of Dover.
He arrived without a coat had lost his gloves and had no phone or means of transport. In short; he has required a lot of looking after!
We have not been able to persuade him to hire a car or go any further than the local town apart from a couple of drives with us into the heart of Snowdonia.
Keen to try to find why he has come all this way we have asked what he wants to achieve in his last week with us.
He says he wants to spending time writing but also to try local Welsh food.
What do people suggest he should experience of Welsh food. We have given him Welsh cakes and Bara brith but what is the typical Welsh dining experience he should not miss?




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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 06:21:44 pm »
Lava bread
Welsh rarebit
Salt marsh lamb
Leeks

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 07:43:01 pm »
Welsh black beef, cawl
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Perris

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 08:20:31 pm »
(cheddar) cheese and (strawberry) jam sandwich

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 11:22:33 pm »
Had to smile ... Get him to your nearest OXFAM shop for a set of cheap more appropriate clothing etc.     The first 14 days of Feb  are usually the coldest wettest days of the year as the NW winds come screaming in from Iceland or  the North Easterlies slamming down from Norway .

If you are lucky you might find a  local caught fresh fish restaurants near you ,   I've had several variations of fish cooked Welsh ways . There was a good one in Carmarthen but the decor was very much like a cattle market cafe  on market day .
 There are several Welsh whiskies  that will easily challenge  a heck of a lot of Scottish stuff,  but I've not found any Welsh wines other than things like :-  raspberry wine , sloe gin & elderflower wine  which are usually sold ar agricultural shows sort of outlets.
Setting up costs , customs & revenue registration and bondage facility cost make it prohibitively expensive to set up a winery  .

 To morrow I'll pop into the local off licence wine shop , he has a good range of  wines direct from the cave / vineyard  rather than out the chemical factory conglomerations that fill the super market shelves .
  See if this list of 12 Welsh traditionals helps
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/12-traditional-welsh-foods-you-12689302


 Found this list of 15 Welsh vineyards .. one close to you .
www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/15-welsh-vineyards-you-probably-7993053
Strong belief , triggers the mind to find the way ... Dyslexia just makes it that bit more amusing & interesting

Backinwellies

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Re: Welsh food
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 06:56:07 am »
cawl is the one thing everyone does round here .... welsh lamb or welsh black beef.

Where is he off to when he leaves you? 
Linda

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DavidandCollette

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Re: Welsh food
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 10:03:52 am »
Actually it doesn't matter what he eats just tell him it's Welsh he will never know the difference given that he is daft enough to come to Wales without a coat  :roflanim:

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 11:42:28 am »
Well thanks for the suggestions!

D and C that really could be the way to go! We have booked us all in tonight at a local-ish inn which promises Welsh produce!! We took him to the Welsh Food Centre at Bodnant which helped a bit. BIW- he is going straight back home when he leaves us. Mrs GHDP will make sure he gets back to the Airport on the right day!
Rain lashing down again but if he looks out of his windows he can enjoy the truly Welsh sight of some soggy sheep.
He was taken through the heart of some stunning mountain scenery yesterday by car in bright winter sun, took a few photos but did not want to walk. There is still so much he could be doing and seeing even at this time of year and we are so sorry he is missing it all. We think we better hit that local wine ourselves clodhopper but not sure we will have it with cheese and jam sandwiches ( going to try that tho!)
Tearing out what little hair I have left.
Greg

Backinwellies

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Re: Welsh food
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 12:13:13 pm »
All the way from Australia for 3 weeks and spends it all in a wooden hut in Wales .... speechless!!!  (and I'm NEVER speechless!!!!   :roflanim:  )
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 12:52:23 pm »
To ensure you remain stunned - He apparently had a picture our cabin on his wall at home for 9 months before his visit so he must have known how remote we are and must have wondered what he could do and planned his time. Oh, and he casually mentioned ‘next time I come ........ :o


Backinwellies

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Re: Welsh food
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 01:10:54 pm »
To ensure you remain stunned - He apparently had a picture our cabin on his wall at home for 9 months before his visit so he must have known how remote we are and must have wondered what he could do and planned his time. Oh, and he casually mentioned ‘next time I come ........ :o

 :thinking:
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 04:52:44 pm »
He can't not try Idris Dragon Curry with Ffestiniog Steamed Slate Chapatis, Snowed On Choir Pie and Paris Mountain Druid Dew.


Maybe he's come because he can't bear another bakingly hot, searingly dry Aussie day, and just wants to sit and stare at cold, wet Wales, soaking up the damp  :gloomy: . He's rehydrating
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 05:14:34 pm by Fleecewife »
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 05:23:45 pm »
Maybe he's come because he can't bear another bakingly hot, searingly dry Aussie day, and just wants to sit and stare at cold, wet Wales, soaking up the damp  :gloomy: . He's rehydrating
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I think that must be it FW :roflanim:

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2018, 01:49:02 pm »
Well ‘Crocodile Dundee’ as we have obviously named him has experienced snow today ( wearing my gloves, a new coat he will never wear again, and a new woolly hat ) and taking lots of photos - and to be honest that experience is what we suspect he wanted more than anything.
On the food front have introduced him now to Shepherd’s pie, Menai mussels and other local sea food.  He leaves us on thursday after three weeks - one of our nicest,  strangest but ultimately most unforgettable guests. Roll on the 2018 season.

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Welsh food
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2018, 07:36:52 pm »
Wish him well from the TAS members .
Strong belief , triggers the mind to find the way ... Dyslexia just makes it that bit more amusing & interesting

 

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