Noun: Welsh shallot.
age: Wells and shallots have had a relationship that goes back hundreds of years. In Shakespeare’s Henry V, the king tells Flulen he wears a leek “because I’m a Welshman, you know, a good citizen.” But it may go back much further than that.
For Saint David himself? This is correct. One legend has the patron saint of Wales, who died in AD 589, ordering his soldiers to wear globes in their helmets, in battle against the invading pagan Saxons. But the relationship probably predates even that, to a time when priests worshiped nature, plants and…
…and tall White and green vegetables from the onion family. Well, well, Wales and leeks have a thing. But what about daffodils? Also daffodils. Don’t bother with them, though, this is about leeks!
what’s new? They can now officially be Welsh.
the meaning? Welsh shallots are the latest addition to the UK’s Geographical Indications (GI) scheme, which protects the name, authenticity and characteristics of regional produce. So you’ll know you’re getting “the real thing.”
I thought it was Coca-Cola, from the US? Be calm. Also, you are showing your age.
What’s on GI Scheme? Ninety-two products in all, including Welsh lamb, Cornish clotted cream, Milton Mowbray ham pies, Stilton cheese, Jersey Royal potatoes, Arbroath smoked…
Fried Mars Scotch bars? Stop it.
How will I know that the shallots I am buying are from Wales? There will be a logo on the label.
But will I be able to distinguish between a leek from Wales and one from … I don’t know, Leek Town in StaffordshireProbably? There is no specific cultivar native to Wales, but the Welsh shallot, which is grown on rocky soil, including in coastal areas, is known for its long, dark green leaves, and distinctive pepper.
I’d like to know what Aled Jones said. “We’re walking in the air”?
no, not this. Also, you show up for you my age now. Sorry, you mean Aled Jones, president of the National Cymru Farmers Federation. He said: “We are delighted that the Welsh shallot has been granted GI status. The shallot has always been synonymous with Wales and it is appropriate that its distinctive appearance, taste and flavor are now recognized and protected.”
Hello! And we’ve done a good job of avoiding any lame and predictable puns/leaking puns. Grab a Kentish stout.
Say: “Mmmm, this dish is delicious. Very flavorful and distinctly peppery. You can totally taste where it’s from, no slogan needed.”
do not say: “Did some famous Welsh leak find its way into the Red Dragons defense last night, in Qatar?”