Personal Blogging

I have decided to add a ‘Personal Blog’ section to the website.  Nothing major but sometimes I would like to talk about something other than food.

Food remains the primary focus of The Munch and Tattle.  I don’t want the blog to lose it’s identity and change into something else but you should expect a few extra bits now and again. Perhaps adding a bit more personality to the blog and letting you know a bit more about me.  Don’t know what yet.  Might include photography.  Might include travels.  I will see how I feel 🙂


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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66

The Cherry Tree: Jams, Chutneys and Curds.

Recently I had a rather extraordinary trip to Abergavenny with my daughter.  Unusually, it was a very bright and sunny day and I was definitely in the mood to find something great for you guys.  Unfortunately, one of my discoveries was very disappointing.  The other two turned out to be pretty great and in this post I am going to tell you about The Cherry Tree. Continue reading The Cherry Tree: Jams, Chutneys and Curds.

DEPOT Cardiff Returns!

We can’t get enough of street food in Cardiff.  Only yesterday I posted some news about a brand new event called Street Food Warehouse (which you can read about here) and today I’m bring some more exciting news.

In recent years Cardiff has seen a huge growth in the popularity of street food and for good reason!  Cardiff is really starting to thrive in terms of street food and the growth is showing no signs of slowing down.  It’s a new year and I have been anxiously awaiting news about what we can expect in 2015.

If you don’t already know…. DEPOT is back! Continue reading DEPOT Cardiff Returns!

Street Food Warehouse: Cardiff

Street food.  We all love it and the thought of visiting London for the chance to try the extensive range of street food that it has to offer is an exciting one.  Unfortunately, the practicalities of doing that can sometimes make it difficult.  I live in Wales and although I would love to go, travelling to London would be expensive.  For my regular street food fix, it is simply not an option.

For those of you in Wales and in similar circumstances, I have good news!

Continue reading Street Food Warehouse: Cardiff

Porky’s Pizzeria, Pontypool: ‘You Must Be Smoking’

This is a review I have been excited about posting. First of all because it’s a pizzeria in my home town but also because the pizzas are great!

I live in a town called Pontypool, in South Wales.  As you would expect, there is no street food or barbecue and a limited number of restaurants.  Top quality restaurants in particular are rare.  We do have a great market, Pontypool Indoor Market, home to some great butchers etc but that is it.  Recently I have wanted to blog about whats on offer locally and this is one of many posts I hope to publish spreading the word about local events or business.

One of my favourite places to order pizza is Porky’s Pizzeria in Pontypool.  Now I know you are probably thinking that they are just another kebab shop or sub standard pizza place but I don’t believe that is true.  2015 will be their 28th year in business and their popularity in the area is a testament to the quality of their food.  They are open most of the day for lunch, offering sandwiches, baguettes, paninis etc and then later in the evening… Pizza!  Regular or Skinny, hand spun bases with a fairly large selection of toppings.

Here is the main menu. Continue reading Porky’s Pizzeria, Pontypool: ‘You Must Be Smoking’

Elm Tree Foods: Pies

Last weekend I found myself wandering around Abergavenny with my daughter.  Shopping, soaking up the sun (surprisingly) and looking for something I might be able to talk about on this blog.  I ended up with a few things to talk about.  One bad experience but also one or two brilliant discoveries.  Elm Tree Foods pies being one of them! Continue reading Elm Tree Foods: Pies

Cooking: Two Ingredient Nutella Cake

This is not at all the kind of thing that I would normally blog about but… because it was pretty good and involves using just two ingredients, I was shown how to make this by a family member, I thought I would share it with you.

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It is literally two ingredients. Eggs and Nutella.  Here’s how to make it. Continue reading Cooking: Two Ingredient Nutella Cake

Cooking: American Style Pancakes!!

So I wanted to prepare a post ready for pancake day.  I do love pancake day because it’s another excuse to eat more pancakes!  Ordinarily my family stick to the usual thin pancakes, sultanas and lemon juice with a sprinkle of sugar.  I do love these but I have decided to cook something different for you to try.  Considering most of my cooking and reviews so far have been American style barbecue based, I though I would stick with that theme and cook American style pancakes, topped with banana in butterscotch sauce.  It’s my first time making butterscotch sauce actually but I definitely liked it.

I have to say… They are pretty incredible pancakes.  Even if you don’t like butterscotch sauce I would definitely suggest cooking the pancakes.  They are just as good with blueberries, maple syrup, bacon, lemon juice and raisins or pretty much anything else you can imagine would go with pancakes.  Light and fluffy… They are really good and I 100% recommend you give them a try if you don’t already eat them regularly.

Just in case you don’t know how to make this.  Here’s how:

Continue reading Cooking: American Style Pancakes!!

“KEYSTONE – Independent art, drink & food all under one roof”

I don’t normally post things like this but since the street food scene is growing and I wish that it continues growing – I think it is important to do my part and help promote this.  I wasn’t asked to post it…. I wanted to and I hope that you might like to help too.

Keystone is just one project that is a part of this growth and they need your help.  In order for Keystone to build a high quality venue without compromising principles they need us, the public, to help fund their Kickstarter campaign and get themselves off the ground.

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Continue reading “KEYSTONE – Independent art, drink & food all under one roof”

A Blog About Food (Mostly BBQ and Grill): Trying everything once and telling you all about it. Good or bad! Blogging from areas around Newport and Cardiff, South Wales.