Category Archives: Listings of Events
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
What’s your favourite food memory? Like the one that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and brings you right back to the child you once were? We were chatting about food memories last night ahead of this weekend’s Dingle Food Festival, at which I’m hosting a For Food’s Sake event on Sat & Sun avo… Read the rest of this entry
We were thinking it’d be fun to document all the hard work we know you’re all putting into preparing whatever food you’re gonna bring along to cook at tomorrow’s For Food’s Sake cook out (although turning up with a pack of Superquinn sausages is also fine), so we’re running a competition for the best food photo from the day with some great prizes… Read the rest of this entry
We’re going slightly off-piste next weekend with the first of what will hopefully be a lorryload of For Food’s Sake cook-out events. Here’s the deal: next Saturday 11th August, we’re rolling several party-sized barbecues into Toner’s beer garden, rounding up some food producers along with samples of their barbecue-friendly products, and then inviting YOU and yours to join us between 3pm–7pm for a barbecue party. And the best bit? You get to supply and cook the food! Read the rest of this entry
Last weekend I went to the unlikely location of Ardee, Co Louth to learn more about the kind of cooking you might find on the streets and in the homes of Bangladesh. (Read on for details of this Thursday’s Bangladeshi street food and Irish craft beer night – or this autumn’s Bangladeshi cookery classes which will keep off in September.) Read the rest of this entry
What is June to you?
Is it a month for fine-dining in public parks?
For outdoor community picnics in blocked-off streets and squares?
Or for eating, with relish, “the inner organs of beasts and fowls… thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods’ roes… grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine”? Read the rest of this entry