This is a classic guide to a little-known cuisine, with over 65 traditional recipes featuring the best of Welsh cooking. Try the authentic local versions of every day favourites like Welsh Rarebit and Fish Pie, and explore the more unusual dishes of the region such as Cawl Mamgu (lamb and leek stew) and Bara Brith (sweetened pancakes).
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Make the most of fresh, nutritious ingredients – fish and shellfish, well-reared meat, fresh garden vegetables and rich dairy produce – in healthy, tasty dishes. For many years, Welsh cooking was a well-kept secret, with recipes passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. This means that there are often many regional variations, or recipes have been altered over the years to adjust them to times of hardship or plenty. Traditional Welsh recipes revolve around the ingredients available to them, such as fresh garden vegetables, river, lake and sea fish, and meat from home-reared animals.
Welsh lamb and beef are a prominent feature of the local diet, as well as freshly caught fish and shellfish such as salmon, brown trout, white crab, lobster and cockles. After exploring the geography and cuisine history of the region, this delightful new book presents over 65 traditional Welsh recipes.
Individual chapters cover starters and light meals, fish, meat and poultry, puddings, bakes and cakes, and include familiar classics such as Welsh Rarebit, Potato Cakes and Fish Pie and local favourites such as Cawl Cennin (leek soup with potato and bacon), Cawl Mamgu (lamb and leek stew), Bara Brith (sweetened pancakes) and Bakestone Pancakes.
Simple and delicious, 30 Dec 2006 By L. Thomas (Wales)
“It is a pleasure to read and has such wonderful, mouth watering photos; but best of all, the recipies are simple to follow. I have made several dishes from the book, all of which have accesible ingredients, easy to follow directions, and the outcome of the dishes has been excellent. A quality cook book.”[/note]
About the Author
Annette Yates co-runs the Taste Talk food consultancy, offering companies services that include designing inspirational recipes, organizing photography, food styling and developing magazine and newspaper features. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the Guild of Food Writers, the Institute of Consumer Sciences and the Microwave Technologies Association. In her native Wales, she is a supporter of food producers, farmers’ markets and chefs, working with them all to create unique taste experiences and food events. She has contributed to many magazines, including Ideal Home, Waitrose Seasons and Prima, and has written over 20 cookbooks.