Cooking Demos take centre stage at the National Eisteddfod

31 July 2015

Pantri, the Welsh food and drink pavilion at Montgomery and the Marches National Eisteddfod, promises to be a festival feast as numerous guests take to the demonstration kitchen during the week.

Monday sees Bake Off semi-finalist Beca Lyne-Pirkis from Cardiff share her ‘Flour Power’ tips during cooking sessions at 10:30, 12:30 and and 2:00pm. Her love of food developed during her childhood, watching her grandmother cook, and she is influenced by food from across the globe. S4C ‘Becws’ star will, no doubt, enjoy her experience of cooking for eisteddfodwyr on the maes on Monday 3 August.

Some other highlights for Pantri during Eisteddfod week includes wine connoisseur, Deiniol ap Dafydd of Blas ar Fwyd, Llanrwst sharing the very best cheese, wine and craft ales from Montgomeryshire during sessions on Wednesday.  Following on Thursday, when Eisteddfod chief, Archdruid Christine James takes off her robes and roles up her sleeves to join TV celeb Dudley Newbery in the demo kitchen. What will we learn about the chief Archdruid’s tantalising tastebuds?

Friday 7 August gives Welsh PGI meat centre stage at the Eisteddfod as BBC weatherman Dereck Brockway joins Hybu Cig Cymru Elwen Roberts to cook up the very best Welsh beef and Welsh lamb. Will visitors to the Pantri share succulent pieces of sweet lamb chops or taste the tender juices of Welsh steak with Dereck on Friday?

Famous for his cooking antics with Alun on S4C’s youth programmes Stwnsh, chef Anthony Evans has always loved food. In his book, Byw Bywyd Bwyd, the Gwendraeth Valley chef shares 40 recipes using fresh seasonal food, some of which will feature in his ‘Pantri’ cooking demos at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:00pm on the last day of the Eisteddfod, Saturday, 8 August.

150 years Patagonia celebrations gives centre stage to Patagonian chef, Elvira Moseley plus Neath Port Talbot College and Cambrian Training Company are some of the other highlights at Pantri during the week.

For a full itinery of all the events and cooking gurus, visit Cywain’s website www.menterabusnes.co.uk/cywain

Pantri is supported by Welsh Government, Cywain Menter a Busnes, Neath Port Talbot College and Montgomery and the Marches National Eisteddfod.

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