* Young chef Joe Clifford is heading for the States.
A young chef is aiming to take a bite out of the Big Apple by showing a foodie film shot in Llangollen.
Joe Clifford, who once worked at the Corn Mill in the town, is a film-maker as well as a cook.
One of his films is shortly to be screened at the New York City Film Festival and also at a similar event in Chicago.
Joe, who lives in St Martin’s, said: “I’m a past student at Yale College and graduate of The University for the Creative Arts , (UCA) in Surrey. I grew up in the area, and attended Maelor School, Penley.
“I am a film maker and a chef - passionate about both - and one of my films has just been confirmed for screening at both the New York City Food Film Festival at the end of October, which I will be attending, and the Chicago Food Film Festival in late November.
* Joe's lamb and pea stew featured in the film.
“The film, which I have called simply Food, Family & Friends, was shot in the beautiful surroundings of Valle Crucis Abbey, just outside Llangollen.
“It's a short film which brings together those three vital concepts. The ingredients were all sourced locally - lamb from Lewis’s Farm shop near the Plassey, Eyton, and home grown vegetables - producing a delectable lamb and pea stew, over an open fire, washed down with a seasonally sweet spiced cider from Rosies at Llandegla.”
Joe added: “I have been a chef for a number of years at various establishments around the Wrexham area, from the Corn Mill in Llangollen to The Tyn Y Capel, Minera.
“I have a real passion for locally sourced, seasonal food and find the produce from around Wrexham and the surrounding areas second to none.
“I am currently trying to set up a North Wales based online food channel and there is plenty more in the pipeline.”
Well done Joe, the future is yours take it with both hands, love and God bless, xReplyDelete