Welsh Heritage Food and CookingAuthor: Annette Yates
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: September 2006
A classic guide to a little-known cuisine, with over 65 traditional recipes featuring the best of Welsh cooking Try the authentic local versions of everyday favourites like Welsh Rarebit and Fish Pie, and explore the more unusual dishes of the region such as Cawl Mamgu (lamb and leek stew) and Bara Brith (sweetened pancakes) Make the most of fresh, nutritious ingredients - fish and shellfish, well-reared meat, fresh garden vegetables and rich dairy produce - in healthy, tasty dishes Over 250 evocative colour photographs show the mouth-watering final dishes as well as all the stages of preparation Each recipe includes step-by-step instructions and full nutritional information For many years Welsh cooking was a well-kept secret, with recipes passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. This means that there are often many regional variations, or recipes have been altered over the years to adjust them to times of hardship or plenty. Traditional Welsh recipes revolve around the ingredients available to them, such as fresh garden vegetables, river, lake and sea fish, and meat from home-reared animals. Welsh lamb and beef are a prominent feature of the local diet, as well as freshly caught fish such as salmon, brown trout, white crab, lobsters and cockles. After exploring the geography and cuisine history of the region, this delightful new book presents over 65 traditional Welsh recipes. Individual chapters cover starters and light meals, fish, meat and poultry, puddings, bakes and cakes, and include familiar classics such as Welsh Rarebit, Potato Cakes and Fish Pie and local favourites such as Cawl Cennin (leek soup with potato and bacon), Cawl Mamgu (lamb and leek stew), Bara Brith (sweetened bread) and Bakestone Pancakes. Presenting a mouth-watering selection of traditional Welsh fare from the hills, valleys and fishing villages, this book provides an inspiring insight into the culinary traditions, the local produce, and the heart-warming food of this unspoilt region.