celebrating the connection between humans and food.
one country at a time
the recipe hunters
We are traveling around the world in search of traditional recipes and the stories behind the people who maintain their culinary heritage. During our time abroad, we volunteer on homesteads and small-scale, organic farms where we learn about the terroir and the region's seasonal produce. In our attempt to forge new relationships with people involved in traditional food making, we do our best to integrate ourselves into the local community. We practice the local language, introduce ourselves to neighbors, and visit local farms, farmers' markets, family-run shops, artisan bakeries, and street vendors.
We have found that making friends with locals, not only deepens our feelings towards the culture and place we are living in but also helps us find locals who still make traditional recipes. Upon finding out that we are in search for traditional recipes, our new friends usually go above and beyond to connect us with their friends and families. Once we find someone special who cooks traditional food with passion, experience, and love, we record the entire process with photography, video, and writing.
Join The Recipe Hunters in Wales as they discover the traditional recipes behind the most treasured Welsh dishes. Thanks to all of the Welsh families who opened their homes & hearts to our community! A special thanks to Visit Wales, without you this could not be possible. Check out the films below to begin your adventure!
A wild foraging and five star feasting journey in Wales with Matt Powell; a fisherman, a forager, and a chef!
Penny teaches us a traditional Welsh rarebit recipe which brings cheese on toast to the next level!
Gwyn Thomas continues a 300 year old family legacy safeguarding the animals of Gwynedd’s Nant Ffrancon Valley in North western Wales.
Welsh cakes are a favorite recipe among the Welsh. They are a delicious mix between a cookie and a pancake stuffed with raisins.
A traditional scallop shaped short bread cookies from Anglesey, Wales
Elisabeth and her son Guto teach you how to make their Nain's family recipe for Welsh Toffee
A moist tea cake made from dried fruit, tea, self-raising flour, warm spices, sugar, and an egg. Absolutely scrumptious!!
If you had to taste one dish in Wales to represent the country, we think The Welsh Breakfast should be it! The Welsh Breakfast relies on juicy fried bacon, the fat of which is used to fry the famous Welsh laverbread seaweed, Penclawdd cockles, bread, and a fresh egg!
Lobscouse or Cawl is a Welsh Stew. This simple stew with meat and seasonal root vegetables is the perfect meal on a cold, rainy day. Gwyn Thomas the shepherd and farmer taught us his mother’s recipe for lobscouse which kept us warm for hours!
Join the Johnstone family as they invite you to celebrate in a traditional Welsh Sunday Roast!
Join The Recipe Hunters in Galicia, Spain, as they discover the traditional recipes behind Galicia's most treasured dishes! Thanks to all of the Galician families who opened their homes & hearts to our community! And a special thanks to
Pelepau & Beladona for the Galician Music! Check out the films below to begin your adventure!
The taste of the sea
Join us as we forage the seashores of Galicia for seaweed and learn how to make a homemade seaweed and mussel empanada with Carmen, an artisan empanada maker.
Learn how to make Cañas with Blanca. Cañas are a traditional fried dough filled with a creamy custard. We call them Galician Cannoli!
Learn how to make Tarta de Santiago with Maria José. Tarta de Santiago or St. James Cake is a traditional pie that is made with almonds, lemon zest, sugar and eggs. It is a symbol of the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Easy to make and delicious.
Alberto takes you hunting for Gooseneck Barnacles or "percebes," one of the world's most dangerous delicacies. Percebes grow in the intertidal zone, where fishermen risk their lives braving turbulent waves and slippery footing, to harvest their days' catch.
Maria Jose teaches you her family recipe for Almejas a la Marinera or Galician Fisherman Style Clams. The clams are boiled and then simmered in a delicious sofrito.