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Archive for January, 2009

Dining On The Riverwalk

A post by Hillary at Chew On That

Aside from Texas BBQ, one of the more notable attractions in San Antonio is the Riverwalk. Many tourists like to stay on the Riverwalk (like us) so they’re close to all the restaurants and action. If the weather is right, it’s a pretty place to walk around, take a boat cruise and enjoy a relaxing delicious meal by the water.
So in my quest for San Antonio restaurant recommendations, many of you recommended Boudro’s, a Texas Bistro on the Riverwalk.  Continue reading »

Some watch it for the football, some watch it for the commercials, and others watch so they could be around the tasty food! You know what we’re talking about: The Super Bowl! The one football game watched by regular and non-regular fans alike, it’s also the time of year to prepare your best game-watching recipes. From buffalo wings to chili to pizza and more, it’s not too late to Score  A Tasty Touchdown This Super Bowl Sunday!
More Super Bowl recipes after the jump!  Continue reading »

First of all a big thank you to some of the readers here who nominated “The Good Mood Food Blog” for this year’s Irish Blog Awards and a big congratulations to everyone else nominated-  Fingers crossed!
The last few months have been a little crazy and things don’t look to be settling down, I’m going to be in Sweden for the next week and bit so hopefully will be able to stick up a few pictures up here.  Even if they aren’t food related!  Continue reading »

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A great food blog I discovered a couple of weeks ago is Eat like a girl, penned by Irish expat, Niamh Shields. One of the best posts, for me, is the video interview with Trusted Places, “Getting to know me“.  Continue reading »

In Cork today and during my inevitable trip to Ó Conaill’s chocolate shop on French Church Street – I used to go for a dark cardamom all the time, now I’ve moved on to a ginger oil-infused dark chocolate, all the better to fend off the winter chill – I noticed that they have just started stocking Cate McCarthy’s giant cookies.  Continue reading »

 Since I’ve come back from Tokyo, I’ve been digesting what I experienced and thinking a lot about the huge range of premium food products on offer there. It was actually quite a shock in that for all of the wealth generated during the Celtic Tiger, we really don’t have super-premium-priced food here, outside of a few restaurants.  Continue reading »

Kudos to CheapEats reader Paula White for her information and recipes on puy lentils, our ingredient of the week. I think I’ll call her the Queen of Lentils:
Puy, or French lentils, are justly known as the Queen of Lentils for their taste and versatility!
They do require a slightly longer cooking time(50-60 min) than red (30-35…  Continue reading »

Our reader Orl commented that she’d like to see more quick and easy recipes, the kind that ‘you can rustle up on a Wednesday night’.  So in an excessively literal fashion, every Wednesday, we’ll post a recipe for a quick, easy, inexpensive meal using readily available ingredients.
This is a failsafe for me when I’m feeling…  Continue reading »

Forget Marlborough, claims Master of Wine Bob Campbell. With excellent growing conditions and an influx of producers, Waipara is stepping out of New Zealand’s shadows straight into the spotlight.
Here’s the top five did-you-knows on New Zealand’s new hot spot:
1. Waipara is strategically well-placed for tourism, and even more strategically placed to make high quality wine.  Continue reading »

Indian food is an intoxicating blend of delicious spices and herbs. Whether it’s blandoori or grandoori I’m planning on whipping up, these are the very basic Indian ingredients I need to have in my cupboard. I can get a lot of them in the supermarket, but for really good quality and value the best place…  Continue reading »

I’ve often wondered why you can’t buy pizzas with wholemeal flour bases.  I supposed that there wasn’t enough demand for them, and that I’m the only person who is naive enough to think that substituting white flour for wholemeal will turn pizza into a healthier treat.  The only place in Dublin that I’ve ever seen…  Continue reading »

And come in their numbers it seems. The restaurant at No.1 Pery Square was booked out all weekend, great to hear in these times. This chic, city centre hotel has barely opened it's doors and is already enjoying the kind of custom it deserves. The building is a lovingly restored georgian house, situated opposite the lovely People's Park, the new wing of the building is keeping with the architecture of the area, low key, red brick, subtle.  Continue reading »

When I was in New York one of the many places I was dying to visit was Baked especially after reading about how they were both working in high profile jobs before leaving to setup a bakery. As I only had a few days in the city and it wasnt the easiest place to get to I never made it but I did get to a bookshop and found their cookbook which I have been dying to make something from since coming back early in December.  Continue reading »

The good, the bad and the downright ugly

A post by noreply@blogger.com (John Ferris) at Food and Drink

You gotta give me at least one rant a week, right? It’s been lean times for eating out, I know. But I’ll be reviewing Tedford’s in February as well as a trip back to Made in Belfast with the Strongman and Barnes next week.So it’s back to the good, the bad and the downright ugly.First the good. Thanks to CS in Liverpool for this food-related funny, billed as the “world’s funniest complaint letter“.Next, the bad.  Continue reading »

Manuka honey is a product that you can not have missed hearing about over the last few years.
Native to New Zealand and produced by bees who feed on the Manuka bush, this honey has been found to have excellent healing properties. It helps to fight infection both when taken orally and when applied directly to wounds. The results are so well proven that even the NHS in the UK uses it on dressings.  Continue reading »

Super Bowl Mo?rockin? Meatball Pitas

A post by Gavan Murphy aka the H.I. at The Healthy Irishman

Say it with me, “Are you ready for some football?!” Across the pond this takes on a whole other meaning but over here it’s THE biggest sports day. This Sunday even I, as someone who doesn’t even know who’s playing in the Superbowl, will be partaking in the ritual of Super Bowl; Watching, betting, cheering, eating and drinking.  Continue reading »

A great post has just gone up on the wine blog sourgrapes.ie. My favourite wino Lar Veale matches some recipes from Irish blog awards nominees – including CheapEats – to just the right wine. Cheers.
CheapEats.ie is rising towards the top of the Irish food blog scene. With their Grilled Trout, Sweet Potato Mash, Rocket and…  Continue reading »

Bordeaux: The Wines, the Vineyards, the Winemakers
In many ways, Bordeaux can be a very intimidating place. There are so many wines, they’re all in French and you have to spend a small fortune to get a “good one”. And that’s just for starters.
Oz Clarke does extremely well and breaks down all these barriers (well, apart from the price of the wines) with his recent book on Bordeaux.  Continue reading »