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Irish Kitchen Cocktails

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Demonstrating that cocktails are not just for fancy bars and hotels, this attractive book shows – to the delight of the cocktail world’s ever-growing number of fans – how we can all make them at home too. Sub-titled 60 Drinks … Continue reading

Colin O’Daly – An Appreciation

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COLIN O’DALY 1952-2023 An appreciation of the highly regarded chef by Marilyn Bright, a founder member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. Highs and lows were a recurring theme throughout chef Colin O’Daly’s 70 years of life. Initial interest in … Continue reading

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Nobody knows more about Tapas than Anna Cabrera and Vanessa Murphy of the wonderful Dublin destination Las Tapas de Lola. Now – joining the growing band of hugely successful Blasta Books titles – their first cookbook, Tapas, has hit the … Continue reading

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The winners of the Good Food Ireland® Awards were announced on Monday 17th April in a high profile business lunch at The K Club in County Kildare, attended by Guest of Honour Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Enterprise, Trade & … Continue reading

Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2022

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The Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition 2022 presented by La Rousse Foods started in May and guided the young chefs through a culinary journey that culminated with a final skills test in the professional kitchens of Dublin Cookery … Continue reading


Silky Seasonal Tipples

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A couple of cocktails from the Cooney family’s esteemed Meath distillery, Boann, to enjoy at any other time when an excuse should present itself. Their gin cocktails use the new Silks Gin, which launched last year and hit the ground … Continue reading

Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards 2021

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Ireland’s Restaurant, Chef, Hideaway and Pub of the Year announced in ‘Love letter to Irish food and hospitality’ From Ireland’s best hotels, fine dining and seafood to garden stays and the most pet-friendly destination, winners of Georgina Campbell Irish Food … Continue reading

Food On The Edge At Dublin’s Airfield Estate, October 2021

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Grainne Kelleher, CEO at Airfield Estate and FOTE Founder JP McMahon

Food On The Edge is back this year in the form of a blended symposium with a mix of in-person speakers with other speakers joining virtually. To be held in Dublin at Airfield Estate, Dundrum on 18th and 19th October, … Continue reading

Kitchen Futuristic

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Aoife Carrigy chats to chef JP McMahon about his new Zoom-based cookery classes and the digital spaces that are opening up in response to the global pandemic “Just three or four months ago, if you suggested that people could do … Continue reading

Looking for Light at the end of the Tunnel? Kevin Dundon shares his Survival Strategy

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Unprecedented is a word that’s being used a lot these days – and with good reason when it comes to coronavirus. We’re all in this together and one of the hardest things to get our heads around is that we … Continue reading