Welsh Food Stories: Carwyn Graves in conversation with Simon Wright
- Saturday 2nd July 2022, 7.30pm
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In Welsh Food Stories, Carwyn Graves lifts the lid on an oft-neglected national cuisine. Drawing upon the pioneering work of food historians and his own travels across the country, Graves uncovers the story of traditional Welsh foods and the people rediscovering those traditions today.
We learn how Wales became a centre for cider production, and the story of Laverbread – the ‘marmite’ food hailed by some as the ‘Welsh man’s caviar’ but detested by others. We meet the drovers who for over two centuries exported cattle to markets in the English midlands and to London, creating early banking systems that enriched farmers in Snowdonia. And we discover the reasons behind the famous Welsh love of leeks and toasted cheese. Graves also introduces us to today’s farmers and food producers who are developing and reinventing old methods and reviving long-forgotten ingredients. From flour millers to cheesemakers, owners of beloved local chip shops to cockle harvesters, the book shines a spotlight on the importance - environmentally and socially – of keeping local food production alive.
Carwyn will be in conversation with Simon here at Wright's.
This will be followed by a bowl of Hazelwell Farm lamb and garden herb ragu with pasta or a Blaencamel greens, potato and Hafod cheddar gratin.
Carwyn will be signing books available to purchase.
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