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Love Your Local Christmas Tree – Look for the Logo

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Christmas Trees Presented to Jack and Jill Foundation

Local Irish food and drink may take pride of place on our Christmas shopping lists, but do we ever give a thought to the origins of the decorations? It’s something well worth thinking about before we go and lash out … Continue reading

Richard Corrigan tweets offer of home for Heritage Irish Potato Collection

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Richard Corrigan & Georgina Campbell

A ripple of excitement around L’Ecrivains lovely dining room and a spontaneous round of applause marked an unscripted high at the recent Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards: MC, Ross Golden Bannon, had just interrupted proceedings to read a tweet from … Continue reading

10 of the Top Food Trends for 2014

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Newforge Salad copy low res

Okay so we are nearing the end of January – just in time to put forward ten of the (many) food trends that we’ll be hearing plenty about in 2014 Free-From Foods – especially gluten-free, which is breaking out of … Continue reading

The Real Cost of Cheap Food?

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As the horsemeat scandal rumbles on and layer upon layer of unsavoury truths continue to be revealed, it must at last be clear to the general public that the real cost of cheap food is a price far too high … 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

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

Wet, wet, wet

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Carrots_Leeks

Might the Rain Itself Bring a Brighter Future for Irish Veg? Relentless rain may spell disaster for many of this season’s crops – but could that rain itself turn out to be the proverbial silver lining in the storm clouds … Continue reading