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Archive for April, 2008

Best Steak Ever!

A post by Irish Wine Contemplations at Irish Wine Contemplations

If you’ve been following this blog at all you’ll realise that I have a certain penchant for a nice piece of meat. As with any faithful carnivore (of the Irish kind anyway), my preference is for a decent side of beef. I have, for the past year or so, been experimenting with different cuts and different cooking methods for beef and I think I have finally found the perfect steak. At the last minute.  Continue reading »

More big news!

A post by Private Chef at iFoods

After being so quiet for a month it is now 2 posts in one day! This one is short but when I said some big things were happening in the background (most I can’t yet reveal due to signing stuff prohibiting me to) I wasn’t just giving an excuse for lack of posts here recently! Well iFoods.tv is now making waves around Europe with us making the last 10 of the European startup of the year!  Continue reading »

In my first post on wine from Cahors, I wrote
“the new threat to Cahors could be said to be Argentinian Malbec, which is getting better and better.  Continue reading »

Dublino – part 2!!

A post by LOR&BRU at ITALIAN FOODIES

                  
Alessandro has been in Italy for the last month so has only seen the new place through email and excited descriptions from us, so he flew back yesterday!!  Continue reading »

Clos Triguedina, Baldes et Fils, 2001, 2000, 13% ABV
Clos Triguedina, another wine from Cahors, and one of the better known.
If you want a bit of bumpf and background on Cahors, read my previous Wine from Cahors post.  Continue reading »

Readers, you’ve given us so much over the last year, so now it’s our turn to give something to you! We’d like to present our very first Chew on That giveaway contest!
Through our continual Top Chef Chicago coverage and our video on How To Make a Chicago Hot Dog, you may have guessed we’re just a little bit proud of our Chicago heritage.  Continue reading »

I apologize for any inconvenience caused lately while I was busy breaking the website. I couldn’t keep you informed about this because the website, blog included, was in bits on the floor like the works of a clock, so to speak. Publishing the blow-by-blow details and sending SOSes, consequently, was not an option.
However, using our newly acquired time reversal optimizer, a puff or two of blue steam and the matching long weights, we’re back online.  Continue reading »

Polly Rhogan Josh

A post by Polly Peirce at Vinca's-in-tha-kitchen!

A few days ago I published a post on Defrosting Polly and promised that I’d give you the recipe for Lamb Rhogan Josh. Of course I forgot all about it, until now!
I like Asian food; I’ve been eating it regularly for over twenty years now! My first proper Indian curry was made by a delightful woman, who lived next door to my Grandmother. Mrs Assi adopted me from the time my Grandmother moved in until the day we moved to Ireland.  Continue reading »

I owe a debt of gratitude to my brother in law Milo Lynch for telling me this story many years ago.
I have told it myself many hundreds of times since.
“A Lady from Foxrock is in Moore Street Market in Dublin and is rummaging deep and long into the creel of prawns in an attempt to find the biggest ones.
The fish wife eyes her sceptically and says;.  Continue reading »

New videos and podcast recipes

A post by Private Chef at iFoods

First of all I must apologise for the lack of posts here in the last month! This is to do with a whole range of new updates on iFoods.tv and some pretty major developments that will be happening within the next couple of weeks. We will be unveiling the new updates soon and as always this will be the first place you will find them. One update that I can tell you about is our new recipe pod casts that will be available from next week onwards.  Continue reading »

A post by foodforlife at Food for Life: Kevin Thornton's Weblog

It has been a while and I always mean to put stuff on the blog, At the moment we are making a new TV Program called Heat, it is going well but tough going we shot one program and are in the middle of the next one , there are six in all its about people who want to run a restaurant for a day and it is pretty good so far.
We have decided not to do the taste of Dublin this year as there is so much on at the moment But more exciting I am doing Electric Picnic in September.  Continue reading »

 OK – gentle readers – before you throw a tantrum, and yell “What???? Blue cheese ice cream?” I will tell you a story. A couple of weeks ago, my brother and I were discussing the book launch, when he suggested we support Irish cheesemakers by serving up some of the excellent cheeses that Ireland increasingly has to offer.  Continue reading »

Going a bit potty

A post by Sarah Bell at Stuff yer bake

I was asked to do a birthday cake for someone in work, so I set about trying to find a book that I could get some inspiration from and also some hints and tips after my disaster with the castle cake. I have a habit of looking at instructions for things then ditching them and having a go at it myself, normally because I can’t be bothered to read them. This time, though, I read through a new book and followed the advice given.  Continue reading »

Grilling and ?Chill?ing

A post by Hillary at Chew On That

Much like Maxine, I took part in my own grilling extravaganza recently. The minute the sun began to shine and it became bearable to be outside for more than 5 minutes, I took to our poor little grill that had just endured the harsh cold and snows of Chicago winter. After a 6-7 month hiatus, it was quite happy to be back on its feet again, but not as happy as I was to eat: grilled asparagus, grilled corn, grilled hot dogs, and grilled zucchini. YUM!  Continue reading »

I love experimenting with and learning different cooking techniques, especially if they involve playing with yeast. No Knead Bread? Yes please! Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Made that. Sourdough from my own starter? Still bubbling quietly away in the fridge. But grilled or barbequed pizza? Not yet – that was until I got my hands on a copy of Craig Priebe’s Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas.  Continue reading »

I love experimenting with and learning different cooking techniques, especially if they involve playing with yeast. No Knead Bread? Yes please! Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Made that. Sourdough from my own starter? Still bubbling quietly away in the fridge. But grilled or barbequed pizza? Not yet – that was until I got my hands on a copy of Craig Priebe’s Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas.  Continue reading »

Farmers considering converting over to organic this year have a May 15th Deadline to have their applications with the Department. The EU commission have imposed this deadline on Ireland to streamline EU-wide agri-environmental payments, including REPS and the Organic Farming Scheme.
According to Minister Sargent, “once we have the applications by 15 May we can process them.  Continue reading »

Anzac Biscuits

A post by Caroline at Bibliocook

Totally forgot Anzac Day this year. In case anyone else is also in the same boat, here is my tried-tested-and-true Anzac Biscuit recipe.  Continue reading »

North Africa rides again

A post by Sarah Bell at Stuff yer bake

I had to use up the harissa and the preserved lemons that I bought for the couscous and having seen a few recipes with harissa smeared on various meats and poultry I plumped for a whole shoulder of lamb (bone in for more flavour). Lamb shoulder is a delicious tender cut of meat and is best slow roasted to render out the fat and let it baste the meat.
I simply trimmed off some of the fat and skin and delved my knife into the flesh to make big gashes all over.  Continue reading »

Sky, Sea, and Sand at the back strand Tramore.  Continue reading »