Cardiff Wine Passport is a great idea, stylishly realised, and great fun too: our foodie writer Jonathan Swain is already raising a glass to 2023’s version.
Food & Drink
“I tell these stories so women can think, ‘I can achieve them!'” – Maggie Ogunbanwo’s unlikely success as world-class cookbook author
The author of The Melting Pot recipe book Maggie Ogunbanwo talks with Ewa Pałka about being crowned Best In The World in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, and her passion for food and Wales.
Cardiff isn’t Cordoba or Cadiz, and so it’s a bold move to open a Parador in the Welsh capital – but that’s what the Bar 44 group has just done.
Sri Lankan food is having a ‘moment’ in Cardiff right now. A sudden proliferation of pop-ups and brick-and-mortar openings means you have options, with Broadway’s Ceylon Spicy Pot the newest.
Welsh Food Stories, Carwyn Graves (Calon/University Of Wales Press) Price: £14.99. Info: here words JONATHAN SWAIN
Wine connoisseurs will be able to sample top-notch wins from independent Cardiff venues this August in what hopes to be an annual event.
Jonathan Swain nominates a quintet of his personal favourite spicy food restaurants from south Wales for those of you seeking a Scoville-based rush.
Steak & Stamp is clearly doing something right: you won't get a weekend table for five or six weeks. Even the most sought-after restaurants in Cardiff are easier to get into. What, then, is their secret?
Eve Davies profiles three small food businesses beloved by the communities they serve in Swansea.
Romeat’s location – bang next door to the Globe on Cardiff’s Albany Road – makes it an ideal stop-off for pre-gig nourishment. But that’s certainly not all it’s got going for it.
While it’s all too easy to pop into one of the umpteen Starbucks or Maccy Ds while you’re out, about and hungry this summer, Dan Edwards is on a mission to persuade you otherwise.
As a Welsh food establishment comes out top at the National Restaurant Awards for the first time, Jonathan Swain sings the praises of the victor – and some of those …
Alium's Antonio Simone's cooking is characterised by skill and time well spent in preparation, but for far too long his food has been in the category of “those who know, know”.
The first of its kind, Neighbourhood Kitchen's crawfish feasting festival brings a taste of Lousiana to Cardiff - with a second serving already on the way.
With Goodsheds delivering both quality and variety, Barry is fast gaining a reputation for more than just fish and chips.
All things told, it’s obvious why La Cuina is the sort of local independent restaurant bustling with contented diners on a Saturday night.
Alex Gooch has gone from strength to strength, but his new fully-fledged café with indoor seating in Cardiff takes his baking to another level.
A welcome antidote to the spread of Taco Bell, La Pantera proudly proclaims to be the “home of the unauthentic taco” in Cardiff.
Hannah Collins speaks to the women who founded EISA Tea Co and Jenipher’s Coffi, who offer a more ethically conscious alternative in a hot drink industry where backgrounds are frequently murky.
Formerly Knighton's Midland Bank, The aptly named Banc is Powys' top place to eat, according to Tripadvisor - and maybe, now, Ben Woolhead.
Beat the January - and Omnicron - blues in Wales with these one-of-a-kind places to eat at, engage with or explore in saftey.
Antonia Levay stops by the newly revamped Bridge Cafe in Barry - dogs in tow - to find a refreshingly ethical new menu.
Indulge in these local food and drink picks from Wales to keep your cupboard - and Christmas guests - stuffed.
With or without a canine friend, hidden Cardiff sandwich specialist Scruffy Pups is well worth going out of your way for.