From spoon to screen: the whys and hows of food blogging

WHAT? I’ll be hosting a discussion tomorrow night in the National Library of Ireland with a panel of some of the top food bloggers in the country. The event is part of the Library’s ongoing ‘Kitchen Archive’ series which has been focussing on how recipes and culinary skills have been communicated through the centuries in Ireland.

WHEN? Tuesday, 20 November at 7.00pm-8.30pm

WHO? Donal Skehan (, Caroline Hennesy ( and Imen McDonnell ( will each bring their own take on the whys and hows of food blogging to what should prove a lively panel discussion.

HOW? Kicking off the evening, blogger-turned-cookbook author Donal Skehan will give the inside track on food photography and styling (Donal has done all the photography for his various cookbooks), while I’ll share some insights on recipe development and editing.

The main panel discussion will examine the recent phenomenal rise in popularity of food blogging. (If you think ‘phenomenal’ is a stretch, check out just how many are listed on the Irish Food Bloggers Association website.) We’ll consider the many rewards (an active food blogging community, the possibility of new career directions, the invites and freebies) and the many challenges, expected and otherwise (self-motivation, technical maintenance and the murky ethics of all those invites and freebies!).

HOW MUCH? Admission is free and there’s no booking required. AND there will be a complimentary cuppa courtesy of the lovely folk at Cafe Joly in the National Library after the event.

Hope to see you there!


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