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Time to Flex your Mussels Again!

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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 feature … Continue reading

Flex your Mussels!

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7744 IRISH Mussels Infographic 2018 A4 V2 If you need to be reminded how delicious and healthy Irish mussels are, look out for the Bord Bia Flex your Mussels Campaign. Running for two weeks, from June 4th-17th 2018, it will … Continue reading

Cloughjordan Eco Village – Not Just A Utopian Dream

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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

Proclamation of the Food Republic

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In the lead up to the real anniversary of the Easter Rising on 24 April, Food Sovereignty Ireland (www.foodsovereigntyireland.org) are asking people to share pictures of Food Sovereignty meals featuring food from their area, or not, as the case may … Continue reading

St Patrick’s Food is Back on the Menu

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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

No More 3 Egg Omelettes?

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Yes, I agree – mid January does seem a bit late for New Year resolutions but, as Trish Deseine reminded me this week, in France they have the good sense to give themselves the whole month of January. They also … Continue reading

Real Bread Ireland and Real Bread Week

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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

Delight is in the Detail – Dish of the Month

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Cheesy Grilled Pollock

Cheesy-Grilled Hake This brilliant fish dish was made with pollock in the seafood cookery book ‘From Tide To Table’ that we published in association with BIM in 2008 (now unfortunately out of print). It had featured in BIM calendars and, … Continue reading

Westport Food Festival

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A highlight of the autumn festival season, The Westport Food Festival is a lovely event where quality and encouraging everyone to make a genuine contribution (while having a thoroughly good time) is far more important than attracting huge crowds. Although … Continue reading