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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

Little treasures – the first new Irish potatoes are here!

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Carne new potatoes

Ah, what a joy to spot the first new Irish potatoes on a mid-May wander through the English Market. From some of our warmest growing areas – in Carne Co Wexford and Rosscarbery in West Cork -  and given a … Continue reading

Simply The Best – Pancakes with Lemon

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Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday is one of the best loved culinary landmarks of the year for many families, because the traditional image it conjures up is very hard to beat: simple and mouth wateringly delicious pancakes, hot off the pan. Not that … Continue reading

Highlights of 2014 – a Miscellany (and a couple of Lowlights for good measure)

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Heron Gallery

Our annual travels around Ireland have their highs and lows, creating a snapshot of Irish hospitality as it really is. Looking back over 2014, these are some of the experiences that stand out in our minds. 1. Hazel and Myrtle Allen, … Continue reading

Retro Christmas Recipe Cards raising funds for Temple Street Hospital

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GC_XmasCard_ChristmasPudding

Introducing my new capsule collection of retro Recipe Christmas Cards…! The idea for these cards came about because I always look out for food related Christmas cards and noticed that they’ve become pretty well extinct in recent years. So I … Continue reading

Westport Food Festival

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Westport Food Festival 2014 low res

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

The Delight Is In The Detail – Dish Of The Month: Fresh Crab Salad

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Aherne's Crab Salad

Finding unfussy, seasonal dishes, skilfully prepared by people who value the top quality fresh ingredients supplied by local producers is one of the great joys of travelling around Ireland. And never mind the devil, it’s the delight that’s in the … Continue reading

The Delight Is In The Detail – Dish Of The Month: Strawberry Fool with Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Biscuits

Finn's Table Strawberry Fool with Pink Peppercorn Shortbread

Finding unfussy, seasonal dishes, skilfully prepared by people who value the top quality fresh ingredients supplied by local producers is one of the great joys of travelling around Ireland. And never mind the devil, it’s the delight that’s in the … Continue reading

A Taste of WEXFORD…

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Wexford strawberries

Savour the delicious treats that Wexford’s fertile land offers and discover some of the region’s culinary gems A favourite holiday destination for Irish families, Wexford is blessed with a benign climate and can boast Ireland’s sunniest coastline, lush river valleys … 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