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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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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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Christmas Fair Lucky Dip

If you’ve bought an adult Stroller Ticket for our Christmas Fair of Food & Drink (Sun 9 December) then you might be a winner at our fabulous festive foodie lucky dip. Just get down to The Priory Centre – one … 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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Festive Feasting all wrapped up at the Abergavenny Food Festival Christmas Food & Drink Fair

You’re already planning ahead for the perfect festive celebrations and looking forward to time out with friends and family. The third Abergavenny Food Festival Christmas Food and Drink Fair takes place on Sunday 9 December (10.00am – 5.00pm) Sponsored by … Continue reading

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“21st Century Visionary” architect Carolyn Steel at Festival

It sometimes takes an outsider to spot something that is missed by those who are much closer to the subject says Martin Orbach, Festival Director … Although hundreds of thousands of words have been written analysing what’s wrong with our … Continue reading

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Sally Butcher’s Lemon, Herb and Cucumber Jelly Salad

Lemon, Herb and Cucumber Jelly Salad as a side dish for 4 Is it possible to cook facetiously? This recipe was born out of facetiousness, at any rate. A gastronomic riposte. Middle Easterners love jelly, and at one stage my … Continue reading

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Brindisa and the choice cheeses of Spain

Brindisa at the Abergavenny Food Festival Brindisa Spanish Foods will have the only all-Spanish cheese stall at Abergavenny this September. Spain’s cheeses are still a largely undiscovered area of the country’s gastronomy, and Brindisa will showcase some surprising and inspiring … Continue reading

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Pierre Koffmann – ‘A Giant of the Kitchen’

“If you do not own a copy of Pierre Koffmann’s glorious Memories of Gascony your cookbook collection is not complete. Brilliant to read; even better to cook from.” Jay Rayner Join thrice Michelin-starred food legend Pierre Koffmann at the Abergavenny … Continue reading

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