Traditional Welsh food recipes

Every family has its own recipe for Welsh traditional classics - welshcakes, bara brith, and especially cawl. Each dish is a potted history of Wales, really. It’s honest, hearty stuff, made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Other famous dishes, like Glamorgan sausages and Welsh rarebit, reflect a time when meat was a scarce luxury. Other use ingredients that have always been abundant, like cockles and laver seaweed. Modern Welsh cooking is about the top-quality ingredients, cooked simply, to let the natural flavours shine through: lamb from mountains and saltmarshes, Welsh Black beef, Carmarthen ham, and abundant seafood. And to wash it down, ales from the artisan breweries, Welsh wine and whisky, and plenty of fresh spring water.