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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

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

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

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

Georgina Campbell Awards – Dishing Up Delicious Diversity

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Georgina Campbell Award Winners

The Georgina Campbell Awards – Ireland’s Original Hospitality Awards! From five star hotels to food trucks, representatives of the very best in Irish hospitality gathered at Bord Bia’s Thinking House in Dublin on 3rd October, for the announcement of the … Continue reading

Provenance Rules at 1826 Adare, Co Limerick – Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2017

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1826 Adare Bord Bia Winner ext w Maureen

Just Ask encourages diners to look for information on where food on their plate comes from and celebrates chefs and proprietors who highlight their local suppliers on menus and in their bars, restaurants and cafes.beating off tough competition from many … Continue reading

Slow Food Festival for Derry

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SLOW FOOD DERRY

The best of local, clean, fair food will be on the menu when Derry City and Strabane District Council hosts Northern Ireland’s first Slow Food Festival over the weekend of October 8th and 9th in the latest of a series … Continue reading