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10 of the Best Meals of 2012

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Newport House 2012 low res

We are privileged to experience the best that Ireland has to offer when we eat, stay and shop our way around the country each year, and there are always a few extra special experiences that linger in the memory long … Continue reading

Top 20 Irish Artisan Gift Foods

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Skelligs chocs

Irish artisan foods make great gifts and support small family-run businesses, so how about making up a DIY hamper with your favourites? For ideas, I’ve drawn up a delicous Top 20 selection of my own favourites from around the country … Continue reading

Young Chefs Up For Culinary Revolution?

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Euro toques Young Chef of the Year 2012

Food as theatre took on a different meaning recently, when the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 reached its dramatic conclusion at a pop-up event in a mystery location – which turned out to be the Smock Alley Theatre … Continue reading

Best Ever Quick and Easy Christmas Cake

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Country Choice stand RDS 2012

Seeing all the lovely Christmas bakes at the Food&Wine Christmas Show and the (excellent) Food Hall at the National Crafts & Design Fair over the last couple of weekends has reminded me that there are loads of similar fairs going … Continue reading

Quirky Gifts and Artisan Foods for Girls’ Night Out in Style

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Longueville House Artisan Food Hampers

“No traffic jams, no queues, plentiful car parking.Wonderful gifts, services, delicious food and wines all under one roof…” These are the promises that have made William and Aisling O’Callaghan’s exclusive annual Longueville House Christmas shopping night the event where the … Continue reading

Organics Under the Spotlight – Again

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Carrots from Kilkenny

So, there’s little to choose between organic and conventionally produced foods according to the results from yet another research team – this time at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, who undertook a meta-analysis (‘comprehensive synthesis of the evidence that included … Continue reading

Wild Fun for Foodies

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hanging game

Calling all foodies with a bit of time to spare this weekend, 10th and 11th November… A very special outing, which combines an unusual shopping expedition with the possibility of attending some highly instructive workshops, is the Slow food Ireland … Continue reading

Turning the Tables in Recession

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Customers Wanted

Spotted by a family member visiting Carlingford, this arresting notice was enough to stop two hungry diners in their tracks en route to another restaurant – and it did the trick as, intrigued, they paused to look at the menu, … Continue reading

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The Big Fat Calories Debate

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Minister for Health James Reilly probably has more pressing matters on his mind at the moment, but it’s too much to hope that his proposal for calories on menus will just go away. Once the political air has cleared, it … Continue reading

Peel Me A Grape…

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grapes ripe

Well it may have been a disappointing year in the garden, but our grapevine has come good at last – just when we’d about given up on it. It’s a Black Hamburg, well known as ‘the easiest grape to grow’, … Continue reading

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