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Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2017 – in association with Failte Ireland: The Winners

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The very best in Irish hospitality, Irish food and Irish tourism have received national recognition from Georgina Campbell at the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2017 – in association with Failte Ireland. Hosted at The InterContinental, Dublin, this innovative national … 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

Dublin Fishmonger Wins BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 Competition

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George Stephens BIM Young Fishmonger

A memorable awards dinner in Martin Shanahans Fishy Fishy restaurant in Kinsale, Co. Cork made a fine setting for Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, to announce the results of the BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 competition – and … 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

Making informed choices when shopping for groceries – quick guide from IFWG

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The Irish Food Writers Guild believes that: “All labelling in Ireland should be transparent, legible, unambiguous, truthful and in plain English to enable consumers to make informed choices”As food labelling is currently a serious source of confusion for consumers, the … Continue reading

TTIP – threat to well-regulated European food industry?

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Darina Allen, President of Slow Food Ireland, has issued the following statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We must inform ourselves and then have our say… The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement poses a serious … Continue reading

‘Showcasing a Unique Destination – The Boyne Valley’

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I’m delighted to be able to support the Boyne Valley Tourism Conference, Exhibition and Dinner 2015 event that’s being run this week by Meath and Louth Local Authorities, with support from Failte Ireland. It’s a two-day industry event , starting … Continue reading

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

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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

Young Stars

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Two very  interesting competitions – the BIM Young Fishmonger and the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year – have recently reached their respective finales, each following different but equally rigorous judging processes that involve contestants ‘in the round’, testing them … Continue reading

How To Be Your Own Mystery Guest

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There is big excitement here about the latest one day workshop in the Georgina Campbell/Conor Kenny hospitality business development programme – ‘How To Be Your Own Mystery Guest’ to be held in the K Club on Wednesday 26th November, for … Continue reading