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
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Proclamation of the Food Republic
Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine 15th-17th May
Just a few days to go to the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (Friday 15th- Sunday 17th May) …! Admitting that this “could just be the longest title of a food festival anywhere in Ireland”, DARINA ALLEN … Continue reading
TTIP – threat to well-regulated European food industry?
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
Westport Food Festival
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
Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013
With the theme of ‘Food Memories’ and a multi-stage competition culminating in a 5-course pop-up banquet (if there can be such a thing), the finale of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year Competition was played out this year in … Continue reading
The Real Cost of Cheap Food?
As the horsemeat scandal rumbles on and layer upon layer of unsavoury truths continue to be revealed, it must at last be clear to the general public that the real cost of cheap food is a price far too high … Continue reading
10 of the Best Meals of 2012
We are privileged to experience the best that Ireland has to offer when we eat, stay and shop our way around the country each year, and there are always a few extra special experiences that linger in the memory long … Continue reading
Young Chefs Up For Culinary Revolution?
Food as theatre took on a different meaning recently, when the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 reached its dramatic conclusion at a pop-up event in a mystery location – which turned out to be the Smock Alley Theatre … Continue reading
Organics Under the Spotlight – Again
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
The Big Fat Calories Debate
Minister for Health James Reilly probably has more pressing matters on his mind at the moment, but it’s too much to hope that his proposal for calories on menus will just go away. Once the political air has cleared, it … Continue reading