Welsh Food Festivals

Welsh food festivals celebrate gourmet cuisine, as well as more down to earth produce – like potatoes. And although it’s a small country, Wales is the home of one of the best food festivals in the UK. It takes place in the border town of Abergavenny each September, when the town fills with artisan food producers from all over Wales. It’s a must on any culinary tour. You might get to taste anything from traditional bara brith to top quality organic chocolates.

Pembroke Potatoes

You’ll also find great Welsh food at events such as the Llangollen Food Festival, held in October, and at the one held in Narberth in gorgeous Pembrokeshire (celebrity chef Sophie Grigson will be there this year). Pembroke is something of a foodie’s heaven – they also have celebrations of local fish and Pembroke potatoes (said to be as good as the more famous Jersey Royals).

Go Wild with Nettles

Some Welsh food festivals let you into some rather unusual culinary secrets. If you fancy learning how to cook with ingredients you’ve found in the wild or try your hand at some rural crafts, then head for the city of St David’s in August for the Really Wild Food Festival. Last year, visitors didn’t just get the chance to try nettle soup – they learned how to turn nettles into rope!

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