- @audreymcjones @DundrumTC @fightngblindnes sorry can't make it but best of luck with the evening! #
- @dudara @SuperMissSue @travelchannel @julieon loved the grits! So busy talking and eating I forgot to get any photos of it but it was delish #
- @DalkeyCreates @mermaiddalkey really looking forward to it! #
- @Amusedublin looks gorgeous & sounds like things have kicked off well for you guys. Look fwd to checking the place out. Congrats! #
- @KrawczykRob @Tankardstown I guess I'll have to visit to find out what that might taste like! Btw did you all find a suitable burger on Sun? #
- @KrawczykRob @Tankardstown interesting looking dish Robbie (& beautiful) - what's the white powdery element? #
- RT @amcteirnan: http://t.co/y4g6ScEJZJ #
- @signesjohansen p.s. Lots of great coffee shops, cafés, cocktail bars, markets etc - let me know what you're after! #
Category Archives: Cooking for Life Week One
I was fairly wiped on Day Five of the Cooking for Life course, having been exposed to so much during the week. I suspect it was no coincidence that risotto featured as our main course on the menu: this one was made as a basic recipe flavoured just with onion and garlic, and then with Jerusalem artichoke purée stirred through toward the end, Gabriel cheese grated in and a girolles vinaigrette spooned into each bowl. Just the food needed to reboot spirits on a Friday afternoon! Read the rest of this entry
It is bubbling sluggishly in the dark as I write, an off-beige sludge slowly swelling and stretching as it simultaneously concocts and entraps gaseous emissions. It is eating itself, and reproducing, and growing larger and stronger. It looked like a … Read the rest of this entry
…This formula of 1:1:3 can be applied to all sorts of vegetable combinations, or you could fly a solo flag for whatever veg is particularly taking your fancy on any given day. Or whatever is looking plentiful in the market or veg shop… Read the rest of this entry
Today I discovered another reason to respect the butter wrapper.
It was Day Two of the Cooking for Life course and John Wyer (ex-head chef at l’Ecrivain, and currently one of the lead tutors at Dublin Cookery School) was hand-holding our novice attempts at chocolate fondants.
Now anyone who’s had the pleasure of cracking into one of these oozing cases of luxury will understand that a fondant is a delicate if powerful thing. It’s imperative to keep all that gooey goodness inside the sponge walls until the moment of spoon-tapping truth. The very last thing you want is for the little baby to cling to the heat of the baking pan, and break asunder in your efforts to coax it away. Read the rest of this entry
Day One at January’s Cooking for Life course at Dublin Cookery School. There was a lot covered, and a lot eaten, and a lot learnt… Firstly, unless you’re still feeling the dry pinch of water shortages, be generous with your quantity of boiling water – if not, the starch released will tempt the pasta to huddle together in an unruly bundle. and prevent it from cooking evenly. Read the rest of this entry