Monthly Archives: November 2012

A new Chief Executive for the Abergavenny Food Festival

The Board of the Abergavenny Food Festival has just appointed its second Chief Executive. Heather Myers will be taking over from the outgoing post-holder Kim Waters from January 2013. An experienced strategic manager, Heather has worked for Torfaen County Borough … Continue reading


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Think Sherry This Christmas

Predictions of a sherry revival come round about as often as meteorologists forecast a long hot summer says Martin Orbach. And just as often, they turn out to be a chimera. The truth is that today we drink about half … Continue reading

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Fine Dining at Abergavenny Museum

Fine Dining at Abergavenny Museum – Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm Local cook, Pav Taruschio and Abergavenny Museum bring you the perfect opportunity to experience exceptional food in unusual surroundings. To complement the Abergavenny Food Festival Christmas Fair, Pav will bring … Continue reading

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The Chef’s Room named Best Welsh Cookery School 2012

The Chef’s Room named Best Welsh Cookery School 2012 The Chef’s Room Fish and Cookery School in Blaenavon, near Abergavenny has beaten two other top Welsh cookery schools to win the accolade of Best Welsh Cookery School at the British … Continue reading

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Exhibitors’ top products to be showcased at our Christmas Fair

We asked our exhibitors about what’s new and exciting in their world and to name a special product that they’ll be showcasing at our Christmas Fair on Sunday 9 December. Trealy Farm Charcuterie has had a great year. They provided … Continue reading

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A festive recipe from Cradocs

Allie Thomas of Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits says they’re going plain crackers this Christmas, with a range of two sourdough-style biscuits to chum up with cheese. They launched their new-look packaging at the AFF in September and met some trade buyers … Continue reading

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Single Cask Whisky – a snap-shot in time

Looking for something really special for Christmas? How about a bottle of Single Cask Whisky says Martin Orbach. What is that? you may well ask. (I did) Let me refer you to the pellucid prose of none other than The … Continue reading

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Hardwick Hampers takes Gold at the Wales True Taste Awards

New company Hardwick Hampers has scooped Gold at the 2012 Wales True Taste Awards. Established in January 2012 Hardwick Hampers produces quality home-made, hand crafted hamper gifts. Based in the Abergavenny area, founder Nicholas Snell has over 17 years global … Continue reading

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