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An edited version of this feature was first published in the Irish Examiner on 22 September 2019. Limerick was a city I learned by walking, with a side helping of food. Growing up an....  Continue reading »

Before it’s too late for blackberries – and there are still lots out there – get out and grab as many as you can. Even if you only eat them there on the spot,....  Continue reading »

I’ve distilled more than ten years of air travel (mostly long haul) with my smallies into an A-Z of flying with kids for the Irish Examiner.
The post Read: Irish Examiner | The A-Z of flying with kids appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

This is less a recipe and more a reminder – for myself – to make the most of asparagus while I can. We are fortunate to have neighbours who regularly have an asparagus glut....  Continue reading »

When the best chefs and producers come together, they create magic on the plate. It is a natural synergy, a creative partnership that thrives on passion and excellence – and one that all restaurant-lovers...
The post Euro-Toques Food Awards 2019 appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

You know you’re properly grown up (or getting old) when there’s a cousins’ get together – with no mammies or aunts present. One of my Malaysian cousins recently moved to Ireland and he brought...
The post Gathering food: Slow cooked brisket with stout, rhubarb and mustard appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Cork Billy at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

Image by Hansetravel from Pixabay 

I returned a few years later. No appointment. Arrived just as a busload of Belgians was pulling away. The proprietor was doddering through the room consolidating the remains of tasting glasses into a large plastic bucket. “Ah, he’ll top up his casks with that,” I assumed.  Continue reading »

This is a list of the Irish Food blogs we were aggregating. A quick check shows a lot of those are now R.I.P. Awww.

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Courtmacsherry Hotel.
Small place. Big Heart. 

Delicious Ummera smoked salmon

Six was our lucky number when we arrived at the 10-room Courtmacsherry Hotel last weekend.  Continue reading »

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A Stunning Pair from Karwig Wines

Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial Sardon de Duero 2014, Castilla y Leon (VDT), c.  Continue reading »

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Taste of the Week
Burren Gold Cheese

Dave, our host at Burren Gold

There’s a bunch of Holstein Friesians grazing on the tough fields around the Caherconnell Stone Fort in the heart of the Burren in County Clare.  Continue reading »

Dine by the Water
Superb food and superb views

Bunnyconnellan’s

I’ve been very lucky this past few years to have dined in some well placed restaurants and cafes, places from Cork to Donegal that have a dining room with a view over water. Sometimes over a river, maybe over an estuary, over a lake perhaps, and then sometimes over the ocean. I was lucky too to have brilliant weather in most of the places.  Continue reading »

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Two Pinots From De Loach In California

De Loach  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Sonoma County (California), 14.5%, €34.99 JJ O’Driscolls, Ballinlough; Baggot Street Wines; Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants; Redmonds of Ranelagh;  www.wineonline.ie

Jean-Charles Boisset, of De Loach, has been hailed as being among the “Top 59 Power Brokers” in the wine world by Decanter while Wine Enthusiast has accorded him the title of “Innovator of the Year”.  Continue reading »

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Superb Wines from Austria’s Judith Beck
Beck Blaufränkisch 2016, 12%,€17.95 64 Wine Dublin, Bradley’s of Cork, Greenman Dublin, Le Caveau Kilkenny

This organic wine from Austria is produced by Judith Beck from the Blaufränkisch grape, the second most widely grown red grape in the country but not very well-known outside of it.  Continue reading »

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The Chicken Inn. 
All about Family and Flavour

Civic recognition for the Mulcahys includingfather Jack (left), mother Mary and Tim with citation.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Cork Billy at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

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Big Momma Sweet made sure she had plenty of women and they all danced and howled and satisfied every lust that money could buy in prelude to the vicious night.  Continue reading »

Wines from the edge. Tasmania and the Chilean Coast. 
Pinot Noir and Riesling.  Continue reading »