Pulled pork – sick of seeing it on every menu? Like bare brick walls, slate plates and drinks in jam jars it seems to have become another go-to menu listing used to add that ‘hip’ factor to distinctly un-hip places. Hence it's become an almost dirty word in some food circles. At a Banter café … Continue reading On the pull
What is it about ice cream? We are head over heels about it in a way that is rarely paralleled with other foods. But it upsets me that it is merely seen a summer romance. It should be so much more! In a country like Ireland, famed for our excellent quality dairy produce worldwide, we … Continue reading The scoop on ice cream
When these green, creamy fruits first appeared in supermarkets in the UK in 1960s legend goes that one woman stewed them and served them with custard. Fast forward forty years later and avocados are an everyday staple for lots of us - crammed onto our lunch boxes, on our instagram feeds and ubiquitous on every … Continue reading What’s next for the avocado?
How had I forgotten about cocktails? From my first attempt (mixed from the parents drinks cabinet – sorry Mom) to sipping the eponymous Manhattan in Manhattan, we’ve sure had some good times. But somewhere along the way I started swapping mixology for microbrews and since moving to Melbourne I’ve been following the kids on bikes … Continue reading On the rocks at The Broadsheet Bar
The other day a friend came over for dinner. She arrived bearing a bulging bag of the best doughnuts imaginable (from Olympic Doughnuts). The heady scent of fresh deep fried dough was too much to bear. We ate them right there and then. Before we had even put dinner on. It was glorious. We licked … Continue reading The flip side (Pancake Tuesday!)
Risotto, I’m told, is like a great romance - It seems daunting and impossible until you’ve got it and then it gets better and easier as time goes by... Now I can’t claim to have much authority on the great romance side of things, but risotto’s I know. And I know them well. Therefore I … Continue reading Romance & Risotto
I’m not great eater of chili and I am a great eater of meat. So when I proclaim that I will be cooking cornbread topped vegetarian chili for a party, I am met with raised eyebrows and some skepticism, hence the name – Chili Gone Barmy. This is a Nigella dish, basically a delectable Chili … Continue reading Chili Gone Barmy