Wales or as some locals call it ‘Cymru’ is a proud country shaped around its people! Our country is built on rich culture, history, amazing scenery, and our warm welcome to all visitors and of course the delicious food we’ve created over the years. Wales consists of six traditional regions, and here at Hog Roast Carmarthen we make sure we cover all six, from the southwestern lowlands to the Isle of Anglesey. Throughout these six regions a lot of legends have been born, from iconic movie stars such as Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones, brilliant singers like Shirley Bassey, Marina Diamandis and of course Tom Jones and a few Welsh chefs such as Matthew Pritchard, Henry Jones and of course the catering team at Hog Roast Carmarthen.
For such a small country, Wales packs in loads, they have more castles per square mile than any other European country, now that’s impressive! They even have Mount Snowdon which reaches an impressive 3,560 ft and looks beautiful when covered in a blanket of snow. Some of the other seven wonders of Wales include the Gresford Bells, Llangollen Bridge, Wrexham Steeple, the Overton Yew Trees and Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, all such beautiful places to visit and we would recommend going (trust us we’re Welsh)!
Traditional Welsh food are recipes that have been held within families and passed down through the family for generations, mainly based on beer, bread, meat, dairy products and very few vegetables. Pigs were the primary meat in early Welsh folk as it could easily be preserved through salting, many of the Welsh breeds can be found today such as the white Welsh pig, Landrace pig or the Saddleback pig. We’re known for our interesting dishes such as, Cawl, which dates back to the 11th century and consists of a broth of meat (most likely bacon) and vegetables cooked slowly whilst the family worked during the day, once cooked the fat would be skimmed from the top and then served as a soup and then as a stew. The Glamorgan sausage is another traditional Welsh food which doesn’t actually consist of any meat, it is instead made of cheese along with leek or spring onion, rolled into a sausage shape and rolled in breadcrumbs – this recipe dates back to the 19th century!
Here at Hog Roast Carmarthen we’ll happily travel to each one of the towns above. Can’t find your town on the list (maybe because we can’t fit the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch into our page headers)? Just give us a call and we will do our best to make sure we can get our brilliant catering team and fantastic food to your location!
Cymru am byth!