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Real Bread Ireland and Real Bread Week

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ARBUTUS breads IFWG05 low res

Tidying my desk today I happened to come across a Slow Food Ireland article from 2011 by that great baker (and teacher) Derek O’Brien, on The Revival of Real Bread – a timely reminder that this is not only the … Continue reading

Food&Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards

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Neven Maguire & Kevin Thornton

Georgina Campbell Congratulations to all the winners in the recent Food&Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2015, held at Dublin’s Intercontinental (former Four Seasons) Hotel in Ballsbridge. Top awards went to Thornton’s Restaurant (FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year … Continue reading

Over 95% of Irelands leading restaurateurs using more local suppliers

Rob at the pass

According to the results of a Bord Bia Just Ask! Survey conducted in July: over 95% of Ireland’s leading restaurateurs have increased the amount of local suppliers they work with in the last 12 months 85% spend in excess of … Continue reading

‘Showcasing a Unique Destination – The Boyne Valley’

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Boyne at Slane low res

I’m delighted to be able to support the Boyne Valley Tourism Conference, Exhibition and Dinner 2015 event that’s being run this week by Meath and Louth Local Authorities, with support from Failte Ireland. It’s a two-day industry event , starting … Continue reading

Young Stars

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BIM Young Fishmonger of the year 2015 low res

Two very  interesting competitions – the BIM Young Fishmonger and the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year – have recently reached their respective finales, each following different but equally rigorous judging processes that involve contestants ‘in the round’, testing them … Continue reading

BIM Winkles Out the Brightest and Best of Irelands Young Fishmongers

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BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year Award

BIM, the Seafood Development Agency, came up with a great idea when they decided to BIM Final Young Fishmonger Awards  2013 hold a competition to winkle out the brightest and best of Ireland’s young fishmongers. These innovative awards are designed … Continue reading

Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013

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Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year

With the theme of ‘Food Memories’ and a multi-stage competition culminating in a 5-course pop-up banquet (if there can be such a thing), the finale of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year Competition was played out this year in … 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