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Dia de los Muertos @ 777

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

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Food memories, how are ye!

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

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Win a €100 Superquinn voucher at #FFS_BBQ

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

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For Food’s Sake, it’s a barbecue cook out!

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

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Curry and beer, Co Louth style

The makings of Ma Chanda's chicken curry

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

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A taste of June

Leopold Bloom was a man who liked his food...

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

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Eats, Shoots & Shares: Slideluck Potshow

As part of the upcoming PhotoIreland festival, Slideluck Potshow is finally coming to these shores, launching its first event in Ireland on 12th July.

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Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival

Time out from shore foraging for a spot of cheese scoffing

Sheridan’s Cheesemongers are hosting another highlight of the Irish food calender next weekend in their headquarters at Virginia Road Station, Co Meath (Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival, Sunday 27 May, 10am–6pm). Read the rest of this entry

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For Food’s Sake hooks up with Inishfood

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FOR FOOD’S SAKE & INISHFOOD ask: What is the future for Irish fish?

2.30pm, Saturday 19 May, 2012

Harry’s Bar & Restaurant, Bridgend, Inishowen, Co Donegal Read the rest of this entry

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Inishfood re-finds it festival legs

Early last year, a random tweet led to an online Twitter conversation between a handful of Irish food bloggers based in different parts of the country… Word spread, in true Twitter fashion, and the idea grew legs. Hundreds of them. Within weeks the dinner for six had morphed into a full-blown skills-sharing food festival involving 140 hands-on participants and attracting mainstream media attention. Artisan food producers, chefs and restaurateurs joined journalists, broadcasters and bloggers to travel from all ends of the country for the two-night event, braving wintry conditions for what they suspected was going to be a unique experience. Read the rest of this entry

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