World Food Week - 24th - 30th June

Starting off what we hope will be another great summer, World Food Week (WFW) takes place between the 24th and 30th June. The purpose of the week is to encourage people to try something new – highlighting the best of international food available in the UK. Whilst Porc.Wales can’t really class itself as international, the product we love the most can certainly be used in many world dishes.

That product is of course the finest pork from Wales.


It’s not all about enticing people out to experience the best international cuisines at their local restaurant — World Food Week looks to inspire people to dust off their pots and pans and try their hands at cooking something new. Something that we are behind 100%. Last year’s WFW campaign reached almost two million people and this year they’ll be looking to go even further.

Ever since we showcased the best pork that Wales has to offer with January’s Porc From Wales Week, we’ve been hearing from people who have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen with our recipes – many of which have an international flavour to them. Pork particularly lends itself to Asian dishes so you can either head over to our recipes section or get creative and let us know what you’re rustling up!

Our Pork Tagine recipe

Our Pork Jambalaya recipe

Our Oriental Pork Stir Fry recipe

Seeing as we’re celebrating international food, we’ve taken a look at some of the weird and wonderful eating traditions around the world!

  • It’s unlikely you’ll find a fork when you’re dining out in Thailand. If you do, it’s considered bad form to lift the fork to your mouth – instead, it’s used to push the food onto a spoon before eating.

  • If you’re eating in Japan, making noise at the table is positively encouraged. The louder the slurp, the more you’re enjoying yourself.
  • Watch out if you’re left-handed. In many middle eastern countries, it is considered an insult by the host if you reach for food using your left hand. Best get practicing!

  • Age matters in South Korea. It is a sign of great disrespect if anyone commences eating before the oldest person at the table has done so.

  • Cleaning your plate may be considered a way of showing your host that you’ve enjoyed a meal – but not in China. Leaving an empty plate is a sign that they have not fed you enough, so be sure to leave a morsel or two!


So whether you’re eating in, eating out or trying one of our experimental dishes in the kitchen, have a great #WorldFoodWeek! Share your cookery skills (or ask us any questions) by tweeting us @Porc_Wales or sending us a message on Facebook @Porc.Wales.