Opening the first box of books!

Our book ‘Authentic Recipes from Around the World’ is out

Our much-anticipated book, entitled ‘Authentic Recipes from Around the World’ (HAT Events, 2015), written by the investigators of the project (Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Charalambidou, Elaine Forde, Ana Martins, Hazel Thomas, Deborah Toner) and a number of collaborators and external partners has been published! This general audience book is the outcome of the AHRC project “Consuming […]

A letter from the Bodewryd Archive. From Thomas Croft, cider merchant, to Doctor Wynn Chancellor, of the Bodewryd Estate Anglesey, 1745. Reproduced with kind permission from the National Library of Wales (

Cider, the golden global glug.

Ethnographic research with craft cider-makers suggests that part of the authenticity of a craft cider derives from its staying true to the traditions of cider, as opposed to a “commercial cider”, a category often used by craft cider makers to distinguish their brew from those of lesser provenance. While I have discussed ambiguities in the […]

Consuming Authenticities Collaborators’ Workshop at the National Library of Wales

Consuming Authenticities Collaborators’ Workshop at the National Library of Wales

 Finally getting to meet everyone during the Collaborators’Workshop today at the  National Library Wales; after months of  sharing emails and planning. A really  constructive session on  Welsh craft cider  with  local cider producers Nikki,  Kevin  and James Sweet from  Ceredigion and  Gethin ap Dafydd and Julie Dafydd-  Jones from  Pembrokeshire. And then learning about pulque an […]

Trinity St David and People’s Collection Wales – Assembling Welsh Cider

People’s Collection Wales field officer Gruffydd Jones has been out scanning material  at  on behalf of Dr Emma-Jayne Abbots and Elaine Forde  as part of the collaboration work for the Consuming Authenticities project. You can now view the live items on the PCW website at

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