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
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!
I've had to whisper this the last few weeks but (shhhhh) I'm not a rugby fan. I've felt distinctly unpatriotic avoiding the games with excuse after excuse. So, in a way to make up for it, I want to draw attention to some other boys in green, well sort of...chefs that are flying the flag … Continue reading Flying the flag for Irish Food #COYBIG
I've been lucky enough to lose my heart in Greece many times. The sun drenched beaches, the isolated islands, the crystal clear waters and, after getting over the initial few years of surviving on souvlaki’s and gyros, I fell head over heels for the Greek cuisine too. Greek Fakes is a favourite and a dish … Continue reading My Big Fat (Healthy) Greek Soupa