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Food Research Collaboration: Mapping the way forward on food poverty

On 18 January, the Food Research Collaboration hosted a workshop on food poverty, jointly organized with Sustain, the Food Foundation, Oxfam, and the Sociology Department of Oxford University. A gathering of campaigners and academics at City University London in January agreed on the need for a standard, quantitative measure of food insecurity in the UK. […]

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Why not ask ‘Farmer’ Christmas for a share in Riverside Market Garden?

Riverside Market Garden is a community-owned business. Whilst they receive some funding from grants, they rely on investment from members of the community.  They need more capital investment now in order to work towards being self-sustaining in the future. Whether you’re an individual, household, organisation or corporate sponsor – you can buy a share in this […]

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Garlands Bayside now open!

Garlands restaurant and coffee shop, in Duke Street Arcade, has long been a popular staple of the city centre. They have now now opened a brand new eatery on Pierhead Street in the bay. Garlands Bayside opened on Monday 30 November. If you are fan of their city centre branch, or if you’re a first-time […]

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Cathays’ first crowdfunded bakery opens its doors

The Early Bird is an artisan bakery and cafe that has launched in the Cardiff suburb of Cathays, thanks to global crowdfunding. They opened in November and, to celebrate, gave away 100 free brownies in honour of their first Supplier of the Month, Talgarth Mill. They serve brunch, bread, sweet treats and ethically-sourced coffee. Even local blogger Welsh […]

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Cardiff noodle-bar Wiwo named ‘Best Takeaway in Wales’

The first ever British Takeaway Awards have taken place at London’s Savoy Hotel, where Cardiff’s Wimo was named Wales’ best takeaway, thanks to their popular Asian menu. The eaterie has 3 branches in Cathays, Canton and Swansea. Read more about their win here. .

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Happy 1st birthday to Hokkei

Asian restaurant Hokkei is celebrating is first birthday, having opened in November 2014. The Crwys Road favourite, opened by MasterChef finalists Larkin Ken and Dale Williams, is famous for its Hong Kong-inspired dishes, using ethically sourced produce. If you are lucky enough to order a takeaway until 29 November 2015, you will be treated to a […]

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Filling The Holiday Gap – Report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (AAPG) has released its Filling The Holiday Hunger Update report to outline holiday provision activity across the UK, including Cardiff. The report makes suggestions on how to alleviate ‘holiday hunger’ and includes testimonies from projects all over the country, such as our very own Food and Fun programme, which took place over the […]

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ELMA – Cardiff Bay’s kiosk that’s also a work of art

You may have noticed the intriguing, bug-like building that has appeared in Cardiff Bay, between the Norwegian Church and Dr Who Experience. The new artwork is called Love Me Or Leave Me (ELMA for short). Not only is it an art installation; it is also designed to function as a food and drink kiosk. The […]