a culinary adventure
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!
Gwyn Thomas continues a 300 year old family legacy safeguarding the animals of Gwynedd’s Nant Ffrancon Valley in North western Wales.
A traditional scallop shaped short bread cookies from Anglesey, Wales
Welsh cakes are a favorite recipe among the Welsh. They are a delicious mix between a cookie and a pancake stuffed with raisins.
Penny teaches us a traditional Welsh rarebit recipe which brings cheese on toast to the next level!
Elisabeth and her son Guto teach you how to make their Nain's family recipe for Welsh Toffee
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!
A moist tea cake made from dried fruit, tea, self-raising flour, warm spices, sugar, and an egg. Absolutely scrumptious!!
a little bit about
We want to share with you a little bit of the knowledge we gleaned while in Wales.
Wales is a country located on the Southwest region on the island of Great Britain. In size, Wales is a bit bigger than Connecticut and a bit smaller than New Jersey. It takes about 4.5 hours to drive from the northern to the Southern coast and about 1.5 hours to drive from West to East in it’s very middle. If you don’t feel like road tripping, you can walk the country via its @walescoastpath which hugs the entire 870 mile coast line of the country. Wales is famous for its lush greenery, its rocky coastlines, its jagged mountain peaks, its rolling hills, and its patchwork farms.
If you like patterns, Wales is the place for you! Each of Wales mountains, hills, and valleys are polka dotted with white furry balls. That’s because there are three times as many sheep as people in Wales (approx. 9 million sheep). Wales takes the practice of grass-grazing animals to the next level. You cannot venture an eight of a mile within the country without seeing a grazing animal.
In Wales, they say “brelli” instead of umbrella, “Wellies” for Wellington boots, and “Croeso i Cymru” for “Welcome to Wales.” That last one isn't a dialect or accent, that’s a language. Welsh! Welsh is one of the oldest living languages in Europe! Our favorite welsh world is cwtch for cuddle and our favorite welsh sound is the “ll’ which is is used 5x in "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch," a large village on the island of Anglesey in Northern Wales which also holds the title for the 2nd longest place name in the world.
If you’d ask us to describe the stereotypical Welsh person, we’d say extremely kind, honest, proud, merry, quirky, hard working, family-oriented, sarcastic, and patriotic. For being a small country, Wales has produced some very influential people. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Calvin Coolidge were all of Welsh ancestry? Today, Wales is the birthplace of talented actors like Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Christian Bale. Incredible authors, like Ronald Dahl and C.S. Lewis and talented musicians like Tom Jones and Charlotte Church. I think that’s enough to chew on for now. Enjoy the films!!!