Coleg Sir Gar hospitality and catering students were crowned winners the Institute of Hospitality Dining Award in a ceremony held in Cardiff (6th June). Having faced a panel of judges and cooked a three course meal of locally sourced produce, the Coleg Sir Gar team beat stiff competition from another 7 colleges from across Mid and South Wales to be named 2011 champions.
The first Carmarthen Food Festival takes place this summer – and the Carmarthen Journal wants its readers to get involved. The main aim behind the festival which takes place on Wednesday, 27th July, is to support local producers and give them an opportunity to promote their products.
Chef Ian Purcell’s top tips for making your own bread.
375g strong bread flour (bought direct via a farmers’ market, farm shop, online or from the mill itself), pinch salt, 225 ml tepid water (38C), 10g sugar, 25g fresh yeast or 3 tblspns dried, 50ml olive oil. For brown bread use 50/50 wholemeal and strong white bread flour.
Brecon and Radnor AM, Kirsty Williams and local MP, Roger Williams visited the 10th anniversary market of the Brecknock Farmers’ Market in Brecon (11.06.11) where they pledged their support to buying local and direct.Ms Williams and Mr Williams became the latest signatories to sign up for the Fork2Fork pledge - calling on individuals to pledge their support to local producers by buying direct.