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
A recent visit to Lyon reminded me of a well used rom-com cliche. The one where the lead character thinks they are in love with the hot/ popular/ perfect guy or gal but it’s really the over-looked, less flashy or friend character that’s really the ‘one’ (think Clueless, Bridget Jones, The Duff). I was convinced Paris … Continue reading A long weekend in Lyon
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
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