Culinary courses, cookalongs and cocktails all on the menu for this year’s Amgueddfa Cymru Digital Food Festival


Amgueddfa Cymru’s second Digital Food Festival will return on 6-12 September 2021. The digital event, taking place across the Museum’s website and social media channels, replaces the food festival usually held at St Fagans National Museum of History and will feature a host of exciting courses, talks, music events and cookery demos.

Want to improve your skills in the kitchen? There will be a wide range of culinary courses to suit all ages including a patisserie course with Thibault Courtoisier, one of the winners of Bake Off: The Professionals 2020. Learn to make bread with Crwst, or join a seasonal cookalong with chef, author and television personality Nerys Howell.

Get the whole family involved in a family cookalong with Beca Lyne-Pirkis and learn to make your own pizzas and fruit kebabs. Celebrate the weekend in style and join Blasus Magazine founder and editor Rob Jones on a journey around Wales through three delicious cocktails.

Michelin starred chef, Hywel Griffith of The Beach House, will also be hosting an exclusive online cookalong on the Amgueddfa Cymru Facebook page on Sunday 12 September.  Hywel has been exploring the Museum’s food collections and will be cooking 2 dishes – a main meal and a dessert – using the best local and seasonal ingredients to present a modern twist on traditional Welsh recipes.

Amgueddfa Cymru have once again partnered with Tafwyl and BBC Horizons to showcase some of Wales’ finest musical talent in an exclusive online gig on Thursday 9 September. Bands will include Bandicoot, Hannah Grace, Kima Otung, Eve Goodman, Lewys and Gwilym. Amgueddfa Cymru Producers – young people who work with the Museum to give their voice to various aspects of the organisation’s work– will also be producing a gig on Wednesday 8 September, giving a stage to some of the best emerging acts in the music scene. Acts will include TELGATE, Thallo, E11ice, Niques and Asha Jane.

An online marketplace will take place on Facebook featuring over 40 Welsh food and drink businesses including Welsh Sisters, Sorai, Little Black Hen, Celtic Country Wines and more.

A series of talks and panel discussions will run throughout the week and explore the hot topics in the industry.

There’s plenty for families to get involved with too. A special resource pack full of fun foodie activities to do at home will be available to download.

Whatever your interests, and wherever you are in Wales, there’s sure to be something to tickle your taste buds.

Amgueddfa Cymru Digital Food Festival takes place on between 6-12 September, on the Museum’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The event is free, with some ticketed elements. For the full programme, see Food Festival 2021 | National Museum Wales