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Myrtle Allen, Champion of Irish Food

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Myrtle Allen

The world of Irish food and hospitality lost a great friend this week with the passing of the legendary Myrtle Allen, the 94 year-old ‘mother of modern Irish food’. Together with her late husband Ivan, she founded Ireland’s premier country … 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

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

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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

Cloughjordan Eco Village – Not Just A Utopian Dream

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Irish Food Writers Guild

Having whizzed by the sign on the M7 many a time, a visit to Cloughjordan Eco Village was long overdue – so an invitation to take in lunch and the conducted tour of this inspiring place on our Irish Food … Continue reading

Celebrate the Butter Season at UCC

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Regina Sexton

May Day Milk Magic at University College Cork [Thursday, 14th April 2016, free admission - details below] Sweet cream butter, fermented cream butter, fresh milk butter, fermented milk butter and even whey butter and bog butter: Ireland has a long … Continue reading

St Patrick’s Food is Back on the Menu

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ReginaSexton

The fermented and wild foods St Patrick dined on in the 5th century are back among the hottest food trends internationally, according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. “This was neither a throw-away nor a take-away society and people took … Continue reading

Leading Light – Rua Accolade for Championing Local Foods

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County Mayo’s well deserved reputation as a leading light in Ireland’s good food revolution is down to the hard work and determination of a relatively small but growing number of dedicated people – and it would be hard to imagine … Continue reading

Irish Cheese Awards end October Month of Cheese on a High!

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Mount Leinster:Coolattin Cheddar low res

Far from being new, The Irish Cheese Awards are eagerly anticipated each year. But they have tended to move around a bit and this year, for the first time, judging culminated very fittingly with a brilliant Awards Ceremony & Dinner … 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

Natural Fruit and No Sugar – what’s not to like about this Irish Blackcurrant Cordial?

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Des  Jeffares in The Big Shed, Ballymaloe LitFest 2015

Famed for the Ribena TV ad in which his lovely golden retrievers stole the show, Des Jeffares is the third Mr Jeffares to produce blackcurrants on the family’s Wexford farm and, from the mid-50s to 2013, the crop all went … Continue reading

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