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Huge Crowds At Big Welsh Bite!

Huge Crowds At Big Welsh Bite!

Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Cllr John Watts, and his consort Anne at Big Welsh Bite

An amazing 10,000 people flocked to Rhondda Cynon Taf at the weekend for the Council’s Big Welsh Bite.

The annual Welsh Food and Agricultural Show, organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, was a huge success and proved popular with local residents and visitors alike.

The two-day event, now in its 11th year, was staged at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd, showcasing mouth-watering products from all around Wales.

TV chefs The Chiappa Sisters cooked up some tasty treats and were a massive hit with food lovers on the Saturday.

The Chiappa Sisters are the stars of the hit Channel 4 show Simply Italian. They magically combine their Italian roots with their South Wales Valleys upbringing and have fast attracted an army of cookery fans.

There was an opportunity to meet the famous sisters as well as have copies of their new cookery book, also called Simply Italian, signed personally by them.

The Council’s Big Welsh Bite, funded by Welsh Government, started back in the summer of 2003, and has gone on to attract thousands of visitors each year ever since.

The FREE fun-filled family event, held at the award-winning Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, was packed with attractions including a fine array of food and craft stalls and a full itinerary of arena shows and side attractions.

All produce available on both days, as with every other year, was grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders themselves, resulting in a truly scrumptious range of local produce.

Attractions this year included Welsh food and craft, cookery demonstrations, arena displays, Health and Wellbeing Zone, information stalls, children’s entertainment, farm animals and a funfair.

Cllr Maureen Webber, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Council Business and Corporate Affairs, said: “The 2014 Big Welsh Bite was an amazing success, attracting large crowds on both days.

“It was a wonderful event that continues to promote all that we have to offer in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

“It was a great pleasure to welcome the Chiappa Sisters to our County Borough, as well as all the exhibitors from across Rhondda Cynon Taf and all over Wales.”

The Chiappa Sisters are known for their hearty, no-fuss family food which has been inspired by their Italian heritage. Their popular TV show teaches viewers how to cook up delicious Italian dishes like a true aficionado.

And judging by the welcome they got at Big Welsh Bite, the people of Wales love the Chiappa Sisters as much as they love Wales!

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Events Team is keen for your views and feedback on Big Welsh Bite. Please take the time to complete the online survey

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