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Archive for September, 2012

Are you someone who loves to snack but never chooses healthy options?  Then you need to enter this giveaway!  We are giving away a huge assortment of Marathon Bars, filled with fiber, vitamins, and natural ingredients!  There’s even a matching water bottle and bag! Keep reading to learn more and enter!
This week, we don’t have just one winner, but three.  Continue reading »

Jim Crowley Butchers, Midleton
Criostoir (2nd left) with his team at the festival
 The outstanding treat that I enjoyed at the recent Midleton Food Festival came from the Jim Crowley Butcher stall on the main street. I had met joint owner Criostoir O’Crualoai a few days previously and he had told me to watch out for their Steak Sandwich, also a hit at the previous year’s festival.
So I did.  Continue reading »

I think our top-sellers list always makes for fascinating reading. It can reveal fashions or preferences, for styles or types of wines, favourite grape varietals or countries. It can signal underlying trends in the market, shifts from traditional favourites to new, or simply a move towards certain price points. And it can reveal some rising stars or unsung heroes in a constantly evolving, and hopefully improving, portfolio.  Continue reading »

The Michelin Star Winners for 2013 in Ireland

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Zack Gallagher) at The Irish Food Guide Blog

The Michelin Guide 2013 for UK and Ireland has been released amid a little confusion as their website released the results a little ahead of schedule and for a period of 2 hours, the two new Irish additions were unsure if they had actually been given the prestigious “Star” Status!

The guide was not due to be published until October 4th.
The two Irish restaurants are Galway’s Aniar and Dublin’s Locks Brasserie.  Continue reading »

The Michelin Star Winners for 2013 in Ireland

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Zack Gallagher) at The Irish Food Guide Blog

The Michelin Guide 2013 for UK and Ireland has been released amid a little confusion as their website released the results a little ahead of schedule and for a period of 2 hours, the two new Irish additions were unsure if they had actually been given the prestigious “Star” Status!

The guide was not due to be published until October 4th.
The two Irish restaurants are Galway’s Aniar and Dublin’s Locks Brasserie.  Continue reading »

Ruins of the old watch house built on the site of a smuggler’s cottage in County Sligo, used to keep watch for sailing ships. Jack B. Yeats featured it in his paintings.
You can see more of my photos on Instagram as edibleireland.  Continue reading »

Breakfast is a bit of a non event most days, a cup of tea and a couple of slices of spelt bread toasted. I expect it’s the same for most people. Morning times don’t generally allow the luxury of a leisurely meal to start the day off.  On Sunday’s I feel a little cheated if breakfast isn’t at least a little bit special, and by special I mean not 2 slices of spelt bread toasted, lovely as that is. Last Sunday morning I woke up with pancakes on my mind.  Continue reading »

Margaret River Pioneer at Ballymaloe
The Margaret River visited East Cork yesterday. After cricket and a kite surfing demo on the lawn, the action in Ballymaloe moved in to the Grain Store where Australian wine legend (and founder of New Zealand’s Cloudy bay) David Hohnen produced a team of six scintillating wines, three in white and three in red.David, of McHenry Hohnen, is a brilliant.  Continue reading »

Foodspotting In September

A post by Ken McGuire at Any Given Food

I keep taking the photos but must really remember to keep getting them up on Foodspotting! This month had a few highlight dishes, in particular given the four days spent at the Waterford Harvest Festival. No doubt the end of October will be fairly well stacked with shots from the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival. Here’s a few dishes that came across the table in the past month. You’ll find loads more here.  Continue reading »

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While new Michelin stars are being handed out this week, one Kilkenny restaurant has picked up 3 AA Rosettes for quality of cooking.
The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet, which some of those attending Foodcamp and the blogger’s dinner at last year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival may have been able to try out, has picked up 3 AA Rosettes – awards assessed as part of unannounced inspections.  Continue reading »

 

Sweet Potato gratin

 
Hello fellow food lovers,
Ah … the oysters are back in season and we are enjoying every one of them. If you are coming to Galway for the Oyster festival then find me on Twitter and we can meet up in town to sample the best Galway has to offer this time of year.
The recipes at from our column in The Sunday Times (September 23rd 2012).
Enjoy the read and recipes,
 
WiseMóna

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Yes, it is made from the Chardonnay grape, so why do so many people put aside their Chardonnay prejudice when it comes to Chablis? What makes Chablis so acceptable to people who otherwise hate this fabulous noble grape variety?
Like all Burgundy whites, you could class most Chablis as elegant and easy drinking. For the top wines, you could simply recline into an armchair and spend the rest of the evening nursing a glass in your hand and a grin on your face.  Continue reading »

Yes, yes I’m banging on about Kildare stuff again, but hey, it’s my home for a couple of days a week, so I have to get my foodie fixes somewhere!
This particular foodie event caught my eye the other day, and if I can wrap up early enough tonight I might just head on down and watch a bit of expert cooking.  Continue reading »

Crocktober is Coming Up

A post by AllisonSickert at Chew On That

We wanted to give you, our fabulous readers, a preview of the exciting new content to come on Recipe4Living next month! You love crockpots and so do we, so we’ve decided to rename October Crocktober.
Everyday in October will we be posting a crockpot recipe on Recipe4Living as well as our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages.
Be sure to check back everyday because you never know what the recipe will be. Maybe a soup, casserole or even a dessert.  Continue reading »

Fattoush Salad

A post by Wholesome Ireland at Wholesome Ireland

This week I’m conjuring up memories of time spent in the Middle East in my childhood. This is not a precise recipe for Fattoush Salad but a kitchen sink interpretation instead. I often think over how difficult it must have been for my father and mother to live apart for long periods of time as…  Continue reading »

If you’re in the vicinity of Waterford and the Dunhill Eco Park in particular, and you’re either involved in the food business or considering getting into the food business (yes, I know, sounds like a lot of criteria), then this half day event might be of interest to you.
Sponsored by Waterford County Council, Waterford County Enterprise Board, Dunhill Rural Enterprises Ltd. Irish Institute, Boston College and the U.S.  Continue reading »

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Marc and Darra
of Golden Bean.
Ballymaloe pic.
Food and Drink Spotting
Coffee Delights
Must say I’m enjoying some great coffee these days.
Many of you will know from recent media coverage that Robert Roberts won a 3 Gold Star Award for their widely available Java Coffee Beans but the coffees that I have at the moment from the long established Dublin firm are from Central and South America.  Continue reading »

It’s every bargain hunter’s favourite time of the month again. The M&S Dine in for Two for €12.50 deal includes a main, side, dessert, and wine. This week’s offering includes pork loin and sea bream.
You’ll find the full selection on the UK website (it remains a mystery to me why M&S launched an Irish website that has no food section whatsoever: sort it out).  Continue reading »