Is there any better way to explore a city than to eat your way around it?
Loving Welsh Food, run by the fantastic Sian Roberts, is the ultimate tasting tour of our capital city Cardiff.
Sian was born in Cardiff but had always had a passion for travel and learning languages. When she finished school, she decided to travel to France for a gap year, but once she was there her sense of adventure and love for travel took hold and she decided to see the world and improve her languages instead of going to university.
Sian built a solid career in tourism and throughout her travels across France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Bali, she promoted Welsh food wherever she went.
When Sian first started promoting Welsh food and drink at home and abroad, she was shocked to see how little the people she spoke to knew about not only Welsh food & drink, but Wales as a whole.
Sian returned to Wales to work in television and radio – working on food and travel programmes. Following her marriage to husband Huw, she decided to go freelance and worked in tv, radio and also promoting Welsh food.
She decided it was time the world found out about Welsh food. Her first project involved creating Welsh cooking DVD – when it came out, Sian was invited to give talks about Welsh food and drink and was a regular host of cooking demos and workshops.
Upon doing some research for a talk upon food tourism, Sian’s research, alongside hearing about Welsh students going to France and learning how to make croissants led to her discovering more about food tours, and she decided it would be a good idea to start them in Cardiff and Loving Welsh Food was born.
Tasting Tours with Loving Welsh Food
When you join in on a Cardiff Tasting Tour with Loving Welsh Food you can jump right into the thriving Cardiff food scene as Sian guides you to key landmarks in the city centre. Here you will discover specialist food producers, retailers and of course the Cardiff Indoor Market.
Along the way you can sample several delicious Welsh delicacies including laverbread, cockles and Welsh beverages; alongside some continental favourites with a Welsh twist.
If that’s not enough for you and you’re looking for something a bit more personalised, Loving Welsh Food also offers private food and drink tours for individuals and groups.
As an example, a Loving Welsh Food private tour could include; a Wine and Welshcakes tour where you can enjoy Welsh delicacies, a delicious lunch alongside a sampling of wine at a Welsh vineyard. Or a Castles, Coast and Cuisine day filled with excitement and exploration, and of course wonderful Welsh food.
Sian also runs a variety of workshops alongside her fantastic tours as they are an immersive way of teaching visitors to cook and enjoy traditional Welsh recipes.
Loving Welsh Food has been running for 5 years and Sian loves every minute of it. Every day she shares her passion and skills with new people and broadcasts the voice of Welsh food. All of her tours and workshops can even be held in English, Welsh, French, Italian and Spanish.
We asked Sian two simple questions.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
“There are too many to mention I have experienced so many tasty foods in my travel and throughout Wales. Although dependent on the time of day, a warm Welshcake and a cup of tea, or, a delicious Welsh cheese platter always goes down wonderfully with a glass of wine.”
WHAT ELSE DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT LOVING WELSH FOOD?
“To be honest I really do love going out for food – trying new restaurants and new dishes – with friends or meeting new people.
Of course, my passion for travelling still thrives. Both my sisters live abroad – one in France, such a beautiful country – I go there as often as I can. The other lives in Sydney – not as easy to pop over there but I have been twice, and it was brilliant.”
So, if you are looking to find out more about the fabulous delicacies that Wales has to offer, alongside a chance to explore our beautiful capital city, look no further than booking a tour with Loving Welsh Food.
All bookings for Loving Welsh Food are managed by Cambria Tours. If you are looking for your next foodie adventure, or you have any questions regarding single, group or private bookings, please get in touch.
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