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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

What A Wonderful Way To Say Welcome!

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Clonmel is famous for its apples (albeit mainly cider apples, and known through the product of an international drinks manufacturer based in the town which also uses imported product) so perhaps it should not have been surprising that a big … Continue reading

Here Comes (Indian) Summer!

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It may be a bit late, but outdoor eating could be on the menu again. You could have bet your bottom dollar that this would happen after such a non-event of a summer – the kids go back to school … Continue reading

TASTE of Ireland’s Future

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Cheeses

Highlights from a great day spent with like-minded foodies in Co Wicklow Culminating, in a magnificent outdoor dinner showcasing the best of Irish speciality produce from 13 counties, the second Food Summer School (30th August 2012) was an inspiring and … Continue reading

Best Shops in Ireland?

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Hickeys Bakery & Cafe, Clonmel

It was great to see some of our own favourites named among ‘Ireland’s Best Shops’, as recently selected by Irish Times readers and staff. As a collection, it says a lot about what makes Ireland tick – and it made … Continue reading

National Potato Day Saturday 25th August

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Keoghs Potatoes

Do Your Bit For The Irish Spud! There are no flies on those clever farmers, the Keoghs of North County Dublin. They may have been growing potatoes for over two hundred years, but behind the times they are not. And … Continue reading

Irish Traditional Cooking at Ballymaloe Cookery School

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Darina Rory and Rachel Allen

How lovely to hear that Ballymaloe Cookery School is to hold a two and a half day Practical Cookery Course, Traditional Irish Cooking with Darina Allen, Rachel Allen and Rory O’Connell next week (Wednesday, 29th to Friday, 31st August 2012). … Continue reading

GREAT TASTE AWARDS: A Great British Scheme and Some Great Irish Winners!

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Great Taste Winners McCartneys of Moira

Winning awards certainly helps to sell food products but, as credibility and consumer trust are key to their long term value, there’s plenty that those aspiring to run similar schemes in Ireland could learn from Britain’s Great Taste Awards. With … Continue reading