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2008-10-07 18:00:26

By Sally Williams A WELSH chef who sidestepped a job down the mines in the Valleys to open an award winning restaurant-with-rooms has written a cook book to show foodie wannabes how it can be done. Bryan Webb was brought up in Crumlin where his late father Bernard was a mines rescue manager whose operations included the 1966 Aberfan tragedy. "There were three coal mines in our village and I knew mining was dangerous so at 14 years old I realised I wanted to be a chef not a miner," said...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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