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New Artisan Food Award Launches in Wales

Nominations are being sought from producers in Wales for a new artisan food award – the ‘Britannia Artisan Food Collection’. The Collection is being curated by food and drink journalist and broadcaster Nigel Barden, and will map the UK’s best produce and producers as it launches this month.

Premium cooking appliance manufacturer Britannia is behind the launch of the Artisan Food Collection, a curated list of the best produce from around the British Isles.

From November 2019 to March 2020, Britannia will be seeking nominations from the public for their favourite food and drink from where they live. From jams and honeys to bread and charcuterie – and not forgetting local ales, ciders, and spirits – the best recommendations will be awarded a place on Britannia’s Artisan Food Collection map.

The map is being curated in association with well-known food and drink journalist and broadcaster Nigel Barden, a familiar voice on national radio in the UK since the 1990s. Nigel has spent almost 30 years championing artisan food and drink producers in the UK.

Each month, Britannia will be releasing a podcast in which Nigel discusses a region and its food and drink culture, and reviews three of the best nominations from within.

Jane Rylands, Head of Communications for Britannia, said:

“We’re passionate about great food and exceptional cooking at Britannia, so we’re really excited to see what hidden gems we can unearth across the British Isles.

“We’ll be looking to Wales first, and we’re eager to see what those in the know would recommend.”

Visit Britannia online or via social media to make your local recommendations: and #BritanniaArtisanFood

Britannia offers exceptional British design with an emphasis on craftsmanship and reliability. Its collection of cookers boast professional performance in the home, inviting every home chef to redefine their standards in range cooking.

More information about Nigel can be found at

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