November 8, 2012
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Earlier this year I was honoured to be asked to be a judge for the Wales True Taste Awards as a result of my blog and food writing. As a food lover living in Wales, I know that receiving an award is a true accolade and I was very excited to be able to be a part of selecting the products worthy of an award.
The Award ceremony was a few weeks ago and I took my seat on the night with winners and hopefuls.
This year the ceremony took place at The Showground in Builth Wells and we were treated to a three course feast that included produce from winners prepared by E J catering.
My table was very award heavy with two awards going to Subzero, two to Forte’s and a gold award for Cardiff preserve maker, Eira from Inner City Pickle for her Mostarda di Frutta.
A gold for Subzero
It was very interesting to see who won the categories that I judged. The judging was blind so although I knew the products we had picked, I didn’t know who made them. I was delighted to discover that the winner of the Other Speciality Foods category that I judged was the fabulous Claire’s Kitchen from Newport. Claire’s lemon curd was absolutely wonderful, so good that I actually took it home with me after judging because I couldn’t bear to see it thrown away.
Other winners of my judging categories included a Bronze Award and a Gold Award for Carmathenshire Cheese Company in the Large Cheese Producer category, and Munchcake Gluten Free Goodies for Special Dietary Options category.