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An Inspiring Taste of the Causeway Coast and Glens

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A recent event in Northern Ireland demonstrated just how effective collaboration in food and hospitality can be – and the impressive results that consistent support of grass roots initiatives can produce in a remarkably short time Celebrate, collaborate and inspire … Continue reading

Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards 2024

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Sustainable Excellence celebrated at Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards Irish Food Writers’ Guild advocates for ethical practices in Ireland’s food & drink sector “If we don’t address the crisis facing Ireland’s restaurant sector we will not only see the … Continue reading

Ireland’s Green Larder – now available in paperback

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“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are” (Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin) is a telling choice for the first of many well-chosen quotations in Margaret Hickey’s book, Ireland’s Green Larder (Unbound, Hardback £20; paperback £9.99; online sellers), … Continue reading

Myrtle Allen, Champion of Irish Food

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The world of Irish food and hospitality lost a great friend this week with the passing of the legendary Myrtle Allen, the 94 year-old ‘mother of modern Irish food’. Together with her late husband Ivan, she founded Ireland’s premier country … Continue reading

June Just Ask Restaurant of the Month – Hooked in Sligo

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Hooked in Sligo is the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for June. Selected by Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eating places across Ireland that demonstrate best practices in showing … 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

Cloughjordan Eco Village – Not Just A Utopian Dream

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Having whizzed by the sign on the M7 many a time, a visit to Cloughjordan Eco Village was long overdue – so an invitation to take in lunch and the conducted tour of this inspiring place on our Irish Food … Continue reading

Celebrate the Butter Season at UCC

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May Day Milk Magic at University College Cork [Thursday, 14th April 2016, free admission - details below] Sweet cream butter, fermented cream butter, fresh milk butter, fermented milk butter and even whey butter and bog butter: Ireland has a long … Continue reading

St Patrick’s Food is Back on the Menu

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The fermented and wild foods St Patrick dined on in the 5th century are back among the hottest food trends internationally, according to UCC food historian Regina Sexton. “This was neither a throw-away nor a take-away society and people took … Continue reading

Leading Light – Rua Accolade for Championing Local Foods

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County Mayo’s well deserved reputation as a leading light in Ireland’s good food revolution is down to the hard work and determination of a relatively small but growing number of dedicated people – and it would be hard to imagine … Continue reading