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Top 20 Irish Artisan Gift Foods

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Skelligs chocs

Irish artisan foods make great gifts and support small family-run businesses, so how about making up a DIY hamper with your favourites? For ideas, I’ve drawn up a delicous Top 20 selection of my own favourites from around the country … 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

What A Wonderful Way To Say Welcome!

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Clonmel is famous for its apples (albeit mainly cider apples, and known through the product of an international drinks manufacturer based in the town which also uses imported product) so perhaps it should not have been surprising that a big … 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

National Potato Day Saturday 25th August

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Keoghs Potatoes

Do Your Bit For The Irish Spud! There are no flies on those clever farmers, the Keoghs of North County Dublin. They may have been growing potatoes for over two hundred years, but behind the times they are not. And … Continue reading

Irish Traditional Cooking at Ballymaloe Cookery School

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Darina Rory and Rachel Allen

How lovely to hear that Ballymaloe Cookery School is to hold a two and a half day Practical Cookery Course, Traditional Irish Cooking with Darina Allen, Rachel Allen and Rory O’Connell next week (Wednesday, 29th to Friday, 31st August 2012). … 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