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Hamper Llangollen – in top 10 UK food festivals

By | July 19th, 2016|Food Festivals, Uncategorized|

This year Hamper Llangollen Food Festival was listed in the top 10 food festivals to attend this year! This annual food festival will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017, is firmly established as one of the highlights of the UK’s culinary calendar, it is also listed as a Top 10 UK Food Festival [...]

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Tapas queen Beatriz launches new range in memory of her mother

By | April 20th, 2016|Jams, Chutneys and Preserves|

A scientist who swapped the laboratory for the kitchen by launching a cooking sauces brand has won a vital grant enabling her to expand her business. Dr Beatriz Albo is returning  to the lab to develop an exciting new range of Spanish tapas meals and delicious aiolis created in memory of her mother. Beatriz is [...]

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New cheese…300 years mature

By | April 20th, 2016|Dairy|

Ever wondered what a 300-year-old cheese tastes like? Stop for an hour at the new Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the Conwy Valley and find out. For three centuries, farmers here made cheese to sell to travellers passing along the trade route between Cheshire and Holyhead port. Influenced by the passers-by, Aberwen cheese was made [...]

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Anna buzzing about new ice cream

By | September 25th, 2015|Dairy|

An ice cream maker is buzzing about a new flavour it's launching. Chilly Cow Ice Cream will be unveiling the honey and lavender variety at the popular Hamper Llangollen food festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18. Anna Taylor who runs the company based at Llanychan, near Ruthin, will be using honey farmed [...]

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Business is red hot at the Dangerous Food Company

By | July 20th, 2015|Jams, Chutneys and Preserves|

One of the hottest companies around has almost quadrupled its business in a year - after putting on face masks and protective clothing to get it up and running. The Dangerous Food Company is now in talks with key industry player, Marks and Spencer, since unveiling its fiery chilli jams at the Hamper Llangollen food [...]

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Chocolate and fudge bangers on the menu

By | September 25th, 2014|Meat, Game & Poultry|

A new range of sausages made with chocolate and fudge be launched a top food festival.   The special bangers are being developed by young farmer and trainee butcher Arran Davies and his butchery mentor Brin ((corr)) Kelly at Abbey Farm, just outside Llangollen.   Their meat counter at Abbey Farm Shop, which also supplies [...]

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Say cheers with chocolate

By | September 9th, 2014|Dairy|

It's chocolate heaven for lager lovers. Innovative chocolatier Jo Edwards is launching a new milk chocolate truffle with a heady ingredient - Wrexham Lager. Jo, 40, whose company, Aballu Truffles, is based in Rossett, near Wrexham, will be unveiling the new truffles at the Hamper Llangollen food festival on October 18-19. The new truffles are [...]

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Britain’s most expensive bread will cost £25 a loaf

By | August 1st, 2014|Bakery|

A baker who trained with culinary legend Raymond Blanc is about unveil the UK's most expensive loaf - made with champagne and 24 carat gold. Robert Didier will be launching the new golden bread - which will sell for £25 a loaf - at the Hamper Llangollen food festival later this year on October 18-19. [...]

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Festival founder gets a taste for business

By | September 2nd, 2013|Bakery|

The woman who co-founded one of the UK's top food festivals is returning - but this time as one of the exhibitors. Sue Haygarth was instrumental in setting up the Hamper Llangollen festival and has chosen this year's event as the launchpad for her own one-woman business. Her spicily named company, KarmaSucre, makes delicious macarons, [...]

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Dion’s ready to create taste of foodie heaven

By | September 2nd, 2013|Cooking|

One of world's most talented young chefs will have a starring role at a top food festival, it's been revealed. Rising star Dion Jones, 25, will be hitting the culinary high notes at  Hamper Llangollen that's being held in the town on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Last year Dion, from Valley, Anglesey, [...]

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