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Winners announced at the Euro-Toques Food Awards presented by EirGrid

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Group photo with chefs

Ireland’s most exciting producers were recognised at the Euro-Toques Food Awards 2019 presented by EirGrid at Gooseberry Gardens, Virginia Park Lodge on May 27th. Introduced by renowned Irish chef Richard Corrigan and food writer & author Caroline Hennessy, five awards … Continue reading

Ireland’s Green Larder – now available in paperback

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Ireland's Green Larder cover

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are” (Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin) is a telling choice for the first of many well-chosen quotations in Margaret Hickey’s book, Ireland’s Green Larder (Unbound, Hardback £20; paperback £9.99; online sellers), … Continue reading

Drummond House Garlic

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Louth Drummond House Garlic Farm Marita Collier

Jack Lenards of Mews named Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2018

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JackLenards

The Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition presented by La Rousse Foods held the contest finals recently in the professional kitchens of Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock and this years winner is Jack Lenards, a young chef mentored by … Continue reading

Time to Flex your Mussels Again!

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Mussels Mariniere LR

If you need to be reminded how delicious and healthy Irish mussels are, look out for another of the very successful Bord Bia Flex Your Mussels Campaigns. Running for two weeks, from 22nd October to 4th November 2018, it will … Continue reading

Kay McEvilly

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Kay MvEvilly

The sudden passing of Kay McEvilly, much-loved owner of the lovely Cashel House Hotel in Connemara, has greatly saddened her many friends in Irish hospitality. She and her husband, the late Dermot McEvilly, were among the pioneers of modern Irish … Continue reading

Myrtle Allen, Champion of Irish Food

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Myrtle Allen

The world of Irish food and hospitality lost a great friend this week with the passing of the legendary Myrtle Allen, the 94 year-old ‘mother of modern Irish food’. Together with her late husband Ivan, she founded Ireland’s premier country … Continue reading

June Just Ask Restaurant of the Month – Hooked in Sligo

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Anthony and chef Joe at Hooked sm (Photo Donal Hackett) LR

Hooked in Sligo is the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for June. Selected by Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eating places across Ireland that demonstrate best practices in showing … Continue reading

Flex your Mussels!

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Mussels Mariniere LR

7744 IRISH Mussels Infographic 2018 A4 V2 If you need to be reminded how delicious and healthy Irish mussels are, look out for the Bord Bia Flex your Mussels Campaign. Running for two weeks, from June 4th-17th 2018, it will … Continue reading

Three of the Best Irish Food Festivals held in 2017

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DINGLE FOOD FEST

Failte Ireland Food Champion Anthony O’Toole explains what is particularly special about three of the best Irish Food Festivals held in 2017 Well, this seems to have been the quickest year ever. Maybe I just too busy to stop, relax … Continue reading

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