Wow, we just got back from an amazing shoot in South Wales with the lovely folk from cnwd, a small gourmet food business run by Scott Davis and Kirsty Manning.
All their food is sourced locally. With its stunning coastline and beautiful rolling hills the land provides such a rich abundance of great produce that it makes sense to utilise what is right there on their doorstep. During the short time we spent at cnwd, we met local fishermen, farmers and many others. It was a hive of activity and really exciting to see such fresh produce and the passion and enthusiasm that came with it.
There are downsides to this way of producing great dishes. Unsurprisingly there is huge demand for Scott's creations but if the fishermen don't catch the fish, then that's that. It's this back to basic approach that is part of the charm and with the awards flooding in there is no doubt that cnwd will go from strength to strength.
They say the proof is in the pudding and we were lucky enough to get fed which was worth the trip alone – simply delicious!