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Hank! A Cardiff Food Podcast

Author: Jane Cook and Matt Appleby

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Bite-sized stories from Cardiff's food & drink scene, including chats with restauranteurs, chefs, producers and more. Curated by local bloggers Jane Cook ( & Matt Appleby (

Music credit: Peaches by Halloween
12 Episodes
As Welsh hospitality prepares to reopen indoors, we ask the founders of Cardiff's newest burger venture what it was like to launch a new restaurant at the height of a global pandemic.The result of a partnership between chef Aled Hill, and fourth generation farmer / butcher Shaun Jones , Ansh serves up 'uniquely home-grown burgers which celebrate Wales in every ansh (bite).'
Continuing on from our conversation with restauranteur Simon Wright in Episode 9 - in this instalment of the podcast, we speak to Shumana Palit about how the Coronavirus crisis has affected her. Shumana Palit and her husband Paul Grimwood run Ultracomida; a business which incorporates two Spanish deli-restaurants in Narberth and Aberystwyth; Curado Bar and Vermut in Cardiff city centre; and an online shop which delivers imported Spanish produce across the UK.
This episode was recorded just as it was revealed that the Welsh hospitality sector was facing up to 30,000 job losses, with half of these having already taken place. A desperate situation, exacerbated by the fact that there was still no update on indoor opening for restaurants, bars and pubs Wales. In this episode, we spoke to restauranteur, food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright about the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, the formation of the Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective, and the damage to the hospitality industry in Wales that has already been done.
Whilst NHS staff across Wales face the Coronavirus crisis head-on, in Cardiff a network of volunteers worked to ensure that these key workers were well-fed. In this episode we spoke to Kevin McGuckian (Holy Yolks) about the band of local independents involved in #feedtheheroesdiff, and to Kasim Ali (Waterloo Tea) about the #FeedTheHeath campaign which raised more than £80,000 to feed the staff at Wales' biggest hospital.
In this episode we look at the phenomenon of the 'Kitchen Takeover'. We chat with the lovely James from pop-up, sell-out success Matsudai Ramen, and Edwina O'Hart of Get Well Fed. Both tell us what it's like to enter a professional kitchen and start cooking for paying customers, despite having no formal background in food. We also speak to one of Cardiff's nomadic OG's - Krish from Keralan Karavan, the Indian street food pop-up that has been moving around the city, taking over kitchens and popping up at festivals since 2016.
In this episode we catch up with local ultra-athlete Matt Pritchard (also known as 'Pritch' of MTV's Dirty Sanchez) to find out about his new TV program, 'Dirty Vegan' and his new cookbook of the same name.
In this episode we catch up with Crumlin-born chef Tommy Heaney, to ask how life is going since he opened Heaney's Restaurant in Pontcanna, Cardiff. We also find out what his plans are for Christmas, the new year, and beyond.If you are enjoying the podcast please subscribe and leave us a review as it really helps other people to find it. Thanks for listening!
In this episode we head down to Riverside Farmers' Market for their 20th anniversary celebration, and speak to a few of the traders and producers involved. We catch up with:Steve Garrett: Founder of the Riverside Market & Community GardenJohn Thomas: One half of Penrhiw Organic farm, who have traded at the market since day oneTom Frost: Owner of Blaencamel Organic Vegetable FarmChef Grady Atkins: Co-founder of Bodloni, a new company creating instant soups made from the market's surplus vegGareth Davies: Founder of Let Them See Cake, who joined the market for the first time on the 20th anniversary.Thanks for listening!
This exciting episode is all about delicious Welsh gin!We sit down with the delightful Neil Cammies for a tutored gin tasting of the following Welsh gins:Brecon Gin - PenderynYoung Tom - Eccentric GinDewi Sant - Eccentric GinPollination - Dyfi DistilleryGWYR - The Gower Gin CompanySeaweed Gin - Da MhieleMarmalade Gin - Aber FallsIf you'd like to drink along, most of these gins are available to order online from: www.DiscoverDelicious.Wales.
In this episode we talk to Phill Lewis of Dusty's (formerly Dusty Knuckle Pizza). In February 2017, Phill left Cardiff with nothing but a sack of flour, a case of tomatoes, and a box of cheese, and traded his way to Naples, using only pizza as currency. The trip was to raise funds and awareness for Slow Food International; a global grassroots movement who actively campaign for better food systems for all.
In this episode we look at the issue of food waste; we chat to Becca from Green City Events who tells us about the process of turning waste food into a ticketed supper club. We also speak to pig farmer Illtud Dunsford about eating nose to tail. Thanks for listening!
Welcome to Hank! A podcast for food lovers in Cardiff run by local food bloggers Matt Appleby and Jane Cook. We're calling this episode zero - it's a chance to get to know a bit about about us, why we've started a podcast and and idea of who we'll be chatting to over the next few weeks and months. If you like it, please subscribe and leave us a review as it really helps. Thanks for listening!
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