September was an incredible month for me, working with Selfridges in London on Taste the Emerald Isle From August to October they showcased the best of Irish food and drink in The Foodhall and across the store. I worked with them, Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland to curate three events that highlighted modern, exciting Irish … Continue reading Selfridges Irish Food Takeover
Ever wondered how much chicken is actually in your chicken fillet roll? Should you be eating 'heart healthy spreads' or stick to good old butter? How 'green' is your green juice? These are just a few questions looked at in series 1 of RTEs factual food show What Are You Eating? . I work as the Food Producer, … Continue reading What exactly are we eating?
Duck & Roll Let’s start with lunch at Chapter One because I am still thinking about the duck main course I had, which was perfectly pink salt marsh duck with a toasted sesame crispy coating. But I digress this was not about the duck but in fact about cake. It was a Barry’s Tea & … Continue reading What I ate – May 2016
Growing up Pancake Tuesday was a pretty significant day on the calendar, despite the fact that it marked the beginning of lent and that meant giving up sweets and putting any money you had in the Trócaire box. It also signalled that winter might be coming to an end (well it wasn’t as dark when you left school) … Continue reading The flip side – Chinese Courgette Pancakes
I'm more than half way through Veganuary now and so far so good. Here some of my surprising observations, other than it being an easy way to wean yourself off cake and beer after Christmas.. It’s not the meat that’s the hard bit - it’s the dairy. Meat and fish are surprisingly easy to cut … Continue reading Veganuary. What I’ve learned so far…
Yes you read correctly. I’m going vegan - for January. This will be very unexpected to anyone who knows me. I am a dedicated animal product lover. I spent 2012 stocking the wonderful Berties Butcher with the best meats and trying to convince Melbourne to eat more of it. I put butter generously on & in … Continue reading Help – I’m going vegan!
One of the most hotly anticipated restaurants in Dublin (by me anyway) finally opens it's doors today.