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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 8

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.
Written by
David Foad