Lonely Planet on Modern Welsh Food

Lonely Planet on Modern Welsh Food

'If you’ve been to Wales, you’ll for sure have tried bara brith, the tea-steeped fruit loaf that takes the edge off a soggy day’s hillwalking. And you might’ve loved or hated laverbread, the seaweed puree that garnishes many a cooked breakfast. Travelling these hills...

BBC Food Programme on Salt

BBC Food Programme on Salt

'Salt has long been prized, but in recent years it has become, for many, something to be avoided: to reduce or even eliminate. In this edition of The Food Programme Sheila Dillon asks if there is a place for salt - in our kitchens and on our plates.' (Spoiler: the...

Edible Manhattan: Seaweed, Salt + Dragon’s Breath

Edible Manhattan: Seaweed, Salt + Dragon’s Breath

The following is an extract from an article published in Edible Manhattan, written by Matthew Karkutt. --- Traveling to Wales with five food media folks and four chefs felt like a certain fantasy novel. Like any good fellowship on a quest, it required a map at its...

Video: Fish Story

Video: Fish Story

Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon's grandmother was invited to a gathering on the island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, film-maker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality. (Spoiler: our...

The Telegraph: How Salt Had a Gourmet Makeover

The Telegraph: How Salt Had a Gourmet Makeover

'"Pass the salt' is a tricky request these days. Pink crystals or grey?  Truffle or Christmas tree flavour? Crunchy flakes or lustrous pearls? From the sea or the earth? Or maybe you’d like to grate your own? Salt has never been so abundant in so many different...

A Panad with… Sir Terry Wogan

A Panad with… Sir Terry Wogan

We've had some brilliant visitors at Halen Môn over the years, from The Hairy Bikers to Green & Blacks, Dave Coaches to Ade Edmonson. Perhaps the most exciting one so far though, is none other than national treasure, Sir Terry Wogan. With his sharp sense of dress and...

Audio: Alison & David on Business (Broadcast on Jazz FM)

Audio: Alison & David on Business (Broadcast on Jazz FM)

Every Saturday, Jazz FM shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul, funk and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world - 'entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of operating.'...

An Invitation to Number 10

An Invitation to Number 10

It is not everyday you receive an envelope with a return address of 10 Downing Street, but happily that's what happened a few weeks ago, when HM was invited by David Cameron to a reception there, to celebrate St. David's Day. Hot after Alison's trip to DEFRA to meet...