November 2017

Feed Me

Welcome to your monthly slice of #FoodHeaven: Feed Me.


Hello, hello fellow foodies, welcome back to another delicious edition of #FeedMe! The column where I - Christie Heaven - will be filling my face with the most mouthwatering treats that South Wales has to offer.

Let me ask you readers, “When was the last time you had a bagel? A good bagel, a freshly-baked, doughy ring of deliciousness that’s often overlooked in favour of other breads from Heaven?” I asked myself that same question when I met up with the Uplands Bagel Co. and soon realised exactly what I’d been missing out on! #JusticeForBagels


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What is the secret to baking the perfect bagel? I couldn’t possibly divulge all of their secrets but the crucial trick to successfully creating that famous glossy sheen and chewy crust is to boil the shaped dough before baking. Once they’re safe inside the oven it’s all super scrummy baking smells from there on in. Who else is guilty of loitering in the bread aisle of the supermarket for that very reason? #EauDeDough


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The Uplands Bagel Co.’s chilli bagels are a customer favourite and I can see why! Let me tell you, there was no better cure to a wet and stormy day than huddling in the freshly-baked warmth of a bagel, fragrant with the spicy heat of chilli. The golden crust added the perfect crisp to the chew, and the spiciness was a welcome, subtle addition rather than an overpowering flavour. I devoured mine with a simple spread of butter which oozed sumptuously into the bread - but the filling possibilities are endless.

The Uplands Bagel Co. are passionate bakers wanting to elevate the humble bagel to new heights of yumminess, home-baking a variety of artisan bagels ready to excite your taste buds.

Experience the ultimate bagel for yourself by visiting the Uplands Bagel Co. at the Uplands and Marina Markets; served toasted with a filling of your choice.



Do you have a taste sensation for us to try? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and get in touch!

Video filmed and edited by: Shannon Heaven

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