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Archive for August, 2016

The last crawls

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

Sadly, when we arrived in from Huddersfield, Zak had better things to be doing than showing me around the pubs of Leeds and left me with just a slew of recommendations. I began with a detour to a run-down industrial quarter where Northern Monk Brewing Company is forming the nucleation point of revitalisation by placing its Refectory right in the middle. The brewery is on the ground floor of the refurbished building with the bar above it.  Continue reading »

Taste of the Week
Coffee & Walnut Cake

I’m a reasonably regular caller to Mahon Point Farmers Market and there are three particular stalls, more or less together, that I call to (call to quite a few others too!) when I’m there on a Thursday morning. The Woodside Farm and their free range pig products is one; Lennie and his boxes of granola and dried fruits is another. Sandwiched in between is Clare and Gan Gluten.  Continue reading »

In advance of its launch on the Irish market, Dimpco sent me a Morphy Richards Spiralizer Express to test out at home and review.
To be very honest with you, I’ve never bought a spiralized item in my life and don’t have a manual spiralizer in the house. Which sounds mad considering the glut of courgettes and vegetables I get at this time of the year. It’s something that I’d intended to rectify this Summer anyway so this offer couldn’t have come at a better time.  Continue reading »


A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

“Where are you going after here?” my fellow conference attendees in Sheffield would ask, always followed by “Huddersfield? Why Huddersfield?” Beer was, of course, the answer.
The large town near Leeds in West Yorkshire is home to a couple of England’s most renowned beer venues, and I had some additional ones on my map that I wanted to take a look at.  Continue reading »

Wham Balm Thank You M’am!

A post by Conor Bofin at One Man's Meat

(Barbecued Lemon Balm Chicken)
I’ve been reading up about click baiting. Facebook are having another go at putting the kibosh on the practice. I have some issues with the approach. I understand that they will not allow headlines that don’t directly relate to the  content following. I do accept that there is a need to prevent the “Ten things that rich people do that you don’t.” and “At last, a simple cure for your flatulence.” headlines.  Continue reading »

Nash 19. The Real Thing.Local on a Plate

It’s lunchtime Saturday and I’m sitting at a table in the Sternview Gallery at the back of Nash 19 (most of the tables in the front end were full) in Princes Street Cork and looking, admiringly, at a big tempting slice of bacon loin. And my mind goes back about a week when I got a shiny plastic-y slice of ham in a small cafe in Trim. Hard to believe that both came from the same planet, not to mind the same type of animal.  Continue reading »

A taste of steel

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

My annual summer work visit to Britain brought me to Sheffield this year, a city which has recently laid claim to the title of England’s Real Ale Capital, nay “World’s Best Beer City“. (You needn’t add a comment on the veracity or otherwise of these declarations, by the way.) Superlatives aside I was expecting to find myself in a place where any random pub would have a high quality offer. And so it more or less proved.  Continue reading »

Iron Age Bread. And Butter.
Boats & Bones too.

Prehistoric picnic.

The Medieval Loaf from Declan Ryan’s Arbutus Bread has long been a favourite of mine. Last Saturday, at the Cork Public Museum, Declan introduced me, and quite a few others, to Iron Age Bread. And there was freshly made butter to go with it, all part of Cork Heritage Day.

The event focussed on Life, Farming and Food in South-East Ireland (Waterford and Wexford) in the Iron Age (c. 2500-1600 years ago).  Continue reading »

My Splashy Flashy Garden Fence

A post by Aoife - Babaduck at Babaduck

Let me start by apologing (once again) for the radio silence of late.  Life has been a little bit hectic for the past few months because the day job has become twice as busy as I planned and my spare time usually involves sleep, sleep and even more sleep.  Honestly, I'm not complaining because I really do love my day job and it gives me the chance to travel and do some phenomenal things, but when you're juggling everything, something's got to give.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Billy Lyons at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

‘Away from home our fans are fantastic, what I would call the hardcore fans, but at home they’ve had a few drinks and probably their prawn sandwiches and they don’t realise what is going on out on the pitch. It’s out of order.’
Keane’s remarks about the prawn sandwiches caused a storm and made headlines for days.  Continue reading »

Can I make our snack today?

A post by My Toddler Cooks at My Toddler Cooks

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The post Read: Fabulous fictional food – Part 1 appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

The American’s are gas. They have the biggest democracy on the planet and they end up with the Donald as one of the two contenders for the most powerful position known to man (or to woman, if Hillary gets the gig). ‘The Donald’ has tried to attract specific groups by playing to their fears. This will prove to be a mistake.  Continue reading »

Going pink in the sun

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

Around here you can die of thirst waiting for a sunny day on which to drink a summer beer. When the opportunity finally presented itself I grabbed two that have been waiting in the fridge since mid-season.
First up is Samradh, a raspberry-infused saison from Dublin’s Third Circle, brewed (for the moment) at Craftworks. I very much approve of its summery ABV of 4.5%.  Continue reading »

Rare Cookery Books Workshop – Keith Floyd. A Taste of West Cork Food Festival Event. Urru Culinary Store Bandon Saturday 10 September 4.30pm

If you love your rare cookery books and recipes and are interested in showing, sharing and seeing other people’s rare books then come join us for a round table show ‘n’ tell workshop.  Continue reading »

These buttery, crumbly cookies contain gluten-free flour, making them a tasty treat for coeliac sufferers. However, even if you’re not following a gluten-free diet, I would recommend you give these easy-to-make cookies a try. They’re perfect for enjoying with a cuppa.  Continue reading »

Iyer set to inspire at Waterford Harvest Festival

From Coimbatore to Cork, Gautham Iyer has nurtured a food philosophy that is from the heart…pure, simple and according to Ayurvedic principles, which derives from the Sanskrit of knowledge of life.

The award winning chef-proprietor of Iyer’s Restaurant in Cork will bring his Brahmin culinary philosophy to Waterford’s La Boheme Restaurant on Sunday, September 11th as part of the Waterford Harvest Festival menu.  Continue reading »

A long time ago in a kitchen far away, tucked into a corner of North County Dublin there lived a woman who didn’t know what she was going to do with her life. Nearly 8 years ago now, she waited for her first born son to arrive, and rubbed the curve of her belly, and wondered how things were going to be when she went back to work after having her first baby.  Continue reading »

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Across Northern Spain
On A Red Wine Trail

Checking out the Garnacha in Rioja

Let’s take a trip across the north of the Spain and sip a few red wines. We start in Penedes, near Barcelona on the east coast, in the country of the Catalans, and head west to the Basque country (País Vasco).

Maybe you’ve been to Barcelona. Sitges perhaps? Then you won’t have been very far from the vineyards of Albet i Noya.  Continue reading »