Author Archives: Aoife
Hi! We’re back! It’s been awhile but this afternoon I’m down in Ballymaloe at their inaugural Litfest which is going on until Monday, with loads of amazing international and Irish speakers programmed and a whole bevy of free stuff in … Read the rest of this entry
So here’s the thing. I’m on the bus on O’Connell Street. Destination? Addis Ababa. Via Istanbul. Courtesy of Turkish Airlines. I’m off on what several people have promised me will be the trip of a lifetime, and I’m inclined to … Read the rest of this entry
It’s the 11th hour. Almost literally.
If you’re one of those people who’s thinking, I really should get up out of bed and go buy some Christmas presents, well here’s my brief Top Five Cookbooks of 2012 to guide your way through those last minute Christmas shoppers. Read the rest of this entry
Is it too soon to embrace the Christmas spirit? It can be hard to know. But if you’re looking for an excuse to get the season started, The Blind Pig have thought of two. Of a Tuesday! Yes, that’s this Tuesday 4th December. Too soon? Read the rest of this entry
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. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re at a loose end on Saturday evening (10th November) you could drop a line (by following this link) to the good folks in Dublin’s Merrion Square and pop your name on the waiting list for their inaugural Merrion Square Supper Club. Read the rest of this entry
Wanna win a sneak-preview taste of Ireland’s future?
Next Tuesday 30th October, five of Ireland’s hottest young chefs will compete in Stage 2 of the annual Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year competition. It’s a big deal for up-and-coming chefs (previous winners include a fellow called Neven Maguire, who you may have heard of since) and a cleverly run competition emphasising all the things core to Euro-toques values: creativity, authenticity, seasonality and a commitment to the celebration of local food producers. Read the rest of this entry
I’m just back from one of the best parties of my life, down in the stunning Ross Castle just outside Moycullen, Co Galway, where the incredible costumes were just one of the many many funny funny highlights of the long long night. Read the rest of this entry
They couldn’t be more different, and yet each in their own way are a nice little snapshot of who we are, where we’ve come from, and the kind of cakes we’ve come to know and love along the way.
And as cookbooks that focus largely – if not both fully – on the recently re-embraced art of baking, both are perfect stocking fillers for a budding baker you know and love this Christmas. Read the rest of this entry