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Three of our SweetieFest exhibitors

SweetieFest founder, Adele Nozedar gives some background on some of the companies who’ll be with us at our Christmas Fair on Sunday 8 December. BRAYS OF NEWPORT : A long-established confectionery company in South Wales, the Bray family are something of a … Continue reading

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The Abergavenny SweetieFest Sweetie Hero Award

SweetieFest will announce the winner of an original new award at the Abergavenny Christmas Food and Drink Fair on Sunday 8 December. The ‘Abergavenny SweetieFest Sweetie Hero Award’ will highlight services to the British confectionery industry. SweetieFest curator and author … Continue reading

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2014 Food Festival Calendar is fundraiser for Arts Alive Decorations

Since the beginning of the Abergavenny Food Festival over a decade ago the unveiling of the annual Market Hall decorations has been an eagerly awaited event. Designed and led by Abergavenny-based artist Bettina Reeves, the work is undertaken by volunteers … Continue reading

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Abergavenny Food Festival scoops ‘Best Event’ at National Tourism Awards

At last night’s National Tourism Awards ceremony the Abergavenny Food Festival scooped ‘Best Event’ in Wales 2013.  These annual National Tourism Awards staged by Visit Wales, in partnership with the Wales Tourism Alliance and Quadrant Media and Communications, recognise and … Continue reading

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It’s official – The Chef’s Room Fish and Cookery School wins British Cookery School Awards again

The Chef’s Room Fish and Cookery School in Blaenavon, near Abergavenny has beaten other top Welsh cookery schools to win the accolade of Best Welsh Cookery School at the British Cookery School Awards for the second year running. Lindy Wildsmith, … Continue reading

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Supporting healthy eating in the community

Supporting Healthy Eating The Festival’s information partners, Miller Research, see it as part of their mission to support initiatives promoting local food and healthy eating, especially in more challenged communities. Each year they organise the AFF Food Conference, which discusses … Continue reading

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Sneaky Treats and Guilty Pleasures

Val Warner and Matt Tebbutt demonstrated  that ‘a little bit of what you fancy does you good’ in front of a sell-out audience at The Priory Centre in September. Matt’s new cookbook  is Matt Tebbutt’s Guilty Pleasures. Val  Warner is the author … Continue reading

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Sweet Rosehip Risotto and a Wild Christmas Feast

Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods and Kather Marland of Kather’s Kitchen are doing a festive dem in the Market Hall ‘Wild about Rosehips‘ during our Christmas Food & Drink Fair (Sun 8 Dec). As a precursor they have asked us … Continue reading

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Abergavenny’s cake-making supremo gives Pudsey the make-over

Hats off to Abergavenny cake-making supremo Sophie Bensley of Cooks Galley. Last Wednesday she came up trumps with a fabulous Pudsey cake for the One Show’s Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge when it came to town. Here’s a pic of … Continue reading

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SweetieFest launch at Abergavenny Christmas Food and Drink Fair – not just for kids!

As you well know, the perfect festive celebration involves forward planning and careful thought on the culinary front. Get it right and you’ll be giving friends and family a Christmas to remember. This year’s Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair … Continue reading

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