To celebrate brilliant local produce, Porc.Wales are offering the chance to win a pork masterclass with food writer and celebrity chef, Angela Gray. The prize is on offer as part of this year’s Porximity campaign. The lucky winner and seven guests will get a hands-on cooking experience with Angela at her Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard.
The day will comprise of preparing and cooking a range of dishes that demonstrate the versatility of pork and will include slow cooking, hot smoking and barbecuing, sausage making, stuffing and trussing and making the perfect pork pie. The competition winner and their guests will also receive a signed copy of Angela’s latest book.
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, entrants just need to find their nearest pork supplier using the online Porximitymap, and let Porc.Wales know via their social feeds. The winner will also take home a pork hamper from their local supplier so they can put their new-found skills into practice.
Angela Gray said: “I enjoy cooking with pork and we’re going to be trying some simple, but delicious recipes. I always look to source food locally and I love supporting local farmers and butchers. I can’t wait to show off the versatility of pork and get people excited about cooking with it.
“There are many reasons to buy local ingredients, the first being that Farmers harvest crops at their peak ensuring we get the ripest, highest quality food.” Because of this it is likely to be a lot fresher and therefore more nutritious and of course tastes better.”
Kirstie Jones, Market Development Officer, Porc.Wales said: “In Wales, we do things differently. Pork farms are small scale and specialised. They're steeped in tradition which dates back hundreds of years and passed on from generation to generation of farmer. The landscape is rich and strong in its identity, pigs are reared in small herds and pork farmers in Wales have visionary yet traditional values.”
“Welsh farmers often adapt their farming methods according to the time of year, giving their pigs the exact care that they need in every season. Our more traditional, Welsh farms often have shorter supply chains. This helps support local businesses, and is better for the environment.”