A LOVE of home cooking has given two Hungarian friends a tasty new business venture.
A Little Taste of Hungary will roll into Hamper 2012 the Llangollen Food Festival on October 20 and 21.
Katalin Halmosi Clews, married to Russell Clews whose family are one of only two remaining British motorcycling manufacturers in the UK, started her mobile catering business last year, with fellow Hungarian Andrea Balogh, of Saltney Ferry.
“We both enjoy cooking and we thought we would like to introduce Hungarian food to the UK,” said Katalin, 34, who arrived in the UK in 2001 to learn English.
They are looking forward to their first-ever visit to Hamper Llangollen 2012 as a springboard for their business venture.
This year’s festival is being supported by the rural development agency, Cadwyn Clwyd.
Cadwyn Clwyd’s contribution came via the Rural Development Fund for Wales 2007-2013, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government.
Robert Price, Cadwyn Clwyd's agri-food project officer, said: “In addition to many favourites, we have lots of new exhibitors like A Little Taste of Hungary coming this year.
QAs well as providing a showcase for our fine indigenous producers there will also be an international flavour to this year’s event.”
Andrea said: “One of my favourite things in Hungary was chimney cakes and I thought I could sell them over here, but no one had ever heard of chimney cakes. I love cooking,” said Andrea.
Although the food venture is part-time, mainly involving food festivals, Katalin and Andrea are hoping it will be the first step to owning their own restaurant. “That is a very, very big dream for us,” said Andrea.
For more information about Hamper Llangollen 2012 visit www.llangollenfoodfestival.com.