Category Archives: For Food’s Sake

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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Your Future, Your Food

We need to talk. I haven’t been blogging much in recent weeks. I feel I need to explain.

You might think it’s because I’ve been busy off living my life, not giving you a second thought. But quite the contrary. It’s not me I’ve been thinking about, it’s you. Or to be more precise, your food.

Yes, the future of your food has been quite the recurring theme in my offline life of late. Read the rest of this entry

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Meat matters

Apparently I’m a prime candidate for vegetarianism, or partial vegetarianism. First off I’m female. Secondly I have a post-graduate degree. Thirdly, I am self-employed. And finally, to really seal the deal, I am unmarried and don’t live in a large household.

Yes, according to recent research conducted by the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) into ‘Determinants for Vegetarianism and Partial Vegetarianism’, I’m ticking all the boxes. Read the rest of this entry

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Christmas cheer(s)

I remember trudging through the snow this time last year on my way to host the masterclasses at the FOOD&WINE Magazine’s Christmas Show in the RDS.

It’s back again this weekend, and I’ll be back tomorrow to present the M&S Sparklers & Champagne masterclass tomorrow at 4.30pm. We’ll taste a prosecco and cava, and discuss the quite different methods used for each, and then we’ll taste three very different Champagnes from the one house, before wrapping up with an interesting little treat at the end… Read the rest of this entry

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EVENT: For Food’s Sake asks: Meat – do we eat too much?

WHAT? For Food’s Sake asks: Meat – do we eat too much?

WHEN? Thursday 24 November, 7pm

WHERE? The Sugar Club, Dublin 2

WHO? Aoife Carrigy (that’s me) will be chairing a panel discussion, including lots of input from the audience (that’s you) and the following panel:

Derry Clarke, chef-proprietor, l’Ecrivain restaurant
David Flynn, The Happy Pear, Greystones
Frank Armstrong, food historian & contributor to The London Magazine
Dr Oliver Moore, food journalist & academic Read the rest of this entry

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Dublin to Dingle For Food’s Sake

What do Kanturk haggis, cured pig jowls, smoked cheese oatcakes, Sichuan-spiced tofu, whey-fed pork salami, fish-fragrance pork, and green tea and coconut panna cotta have in common?

Each one featured on the menu at one of two For Food’s Sake events this weekend. Read the rest of this entry

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For Food’s Sake: Dublin and Dingle

We’re off to Dingle this weekend, for the Dingle Food & Wine Festival with a tasting menu of short food talks and screenings. But not before we cook up a Chinese feast in Dublin on Thursday night for The Sugar Club’s screening. Read on for all the details!

FOR FOOD’S SAKE present a weekend of festivities in Dublin & Dingle

Dublin Screening: Eat Drink Man Woman

Thu 29 September; The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Doors 7pm for seats and eats, film kicks off 8pm; Adm €5

Food from award-winning China Sichuan of Sandyford

…and then…

Dingle Food and Drink Festival: A Tasting Menu of Food Talks and Screenings

Sat 1 October; Coach House Gallery, Dingle

Doors 4.45pm, first course 5pm, last course 7pm; Adm €5

Choose a la carte (come and go) or table d’hote (stay for all)

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Tonight’s the Big Night

Tonight’s the night for Big Night, an extra-cheesey, super-sweet, properly funny account of two brothers’ attempts to bring Italy’s finest cuisine to the kind of East Coast American palettes that demand a side of spaghetti with their risotto. Think Kitchen Nightmares with a sense of humour and a Louis Prima soundtrack (who, incidentally, has a special place in this 1990′s classic). Read the rest of this entry

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May’s For Food’s Sake

Are Irish restaurants up the swanny?

That’s what we’ll be asking our panel at the next For Food’s Sake event, which is going to kick off at 7pm on Thursday 26 May in The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Read the rest of this entry

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Irish eating Irish

It’s already proving a busy week for Irish food. Not only did today kick off the first day of the Eat Only Irish For a Week campaign, the brainchild of Brendan Allen of Castlemine Farm in Roscommon (who rears some mighty tasty lamb, should you ever come across it). It’s also Day Two of the week-long Heart|Land series on RTE radio and television, a series which explores our relationship with the land from which we once coaxed our breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read the rest of this entry

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