Welcome to Wales
Croeso i Gymru
Welsh food such as Lava Bread , Cawl , Welsh Rarebit and Bara Brith (speckled bread) date back hundreds and hundreds of years , so it is easy to understand how these classic Welsh recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.
Sheep farming is the most common type of animal farming in Wales , so it follows that Lamb & Mutton are the most associated meat with Welsh food.
Vegetables such as Leeks & Cabbage were widely grown in welsh communities , many of which were isolated and poor. This isolation and limited wealth was also a contributing factor in the development of traditional Welsh food. With large families and small budgets some Welsh recipes were created to use as much leftover food (such as veg) as possible.
Cawl , for instance is a traditional Welsh stew made from neck of Lamb and vegetables. I can only imagine that the introduction of carrots , potatoes and other veg was a later addition to this stew , as they were not as widely available in Wales as Leeks & Cabbage.