26th Feb 2021 - 08:22
Ahead of St. David’s Day on March 1st (Monday), the patron saint of Wales, we offer a few suitably-flavoured food facts for your delectation.
- The classic Welsh rarebit adds chopped leeks, mustard, ale and Worcester Sauce to the cheese sauce topping.
- Cardiff lays claim (Bristol contests this) to the Clarks Pie – an oval shaped pastry case with beef and onion or steak and kidney.
- Wales’s only single malt whiskey distillery – Penderyn – is based in a small village near Merthyr Tydfil.
- The traditional Welsh teatime cake treat Bara brith (spotted bread) is made using fruit soaked overnight in tea and then baked in a loaf tin.
- Sewin, a fish related to brown trout, is a popular addition to many Welsh restaurant menus in spring and early summer.