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A regional food tour of the UK

You don’t have to travel to France or Italy to experience a rich diversity of regional foods. Tony Naylor picks 10 UK delicacies and where best to eat them

Head to the centre of Swansea’s indoor market and you’ll find a cluster of stalls which local foodies swear by. At Karen Evans’s traditional bakery (stall 55D), you can eat fantastic Welsh cakes – scone-like patties studded with dried fruit – served hot off the griddle and dusted with sugar. Next door, the rotunda contains six family-run stalls selling South Wales’ beloved Penclawdd cockles and fresh laver bread (cooked seaweed, often rolled in oats and fried into little cakes). Just splash on the vinegar and away you go.

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