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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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Farmhouse Cheese & Craft Beer Weekend

It’s fitting that Irish artisan farmhouse cheese-makers should be pairing up with Irish craft brewers to bring us a weekend of tastings and events this Bank Holiday weekend. Events are being held nationwide in cheese-houses/farms, breweries, restaurants, pubs, gastropubs, off-licences, markets and other venues. According to Bord Bia, who are supporting the festival, there are 50 of the former operating in Ireland today, producing over 140 varieties of cheese, and 17 of the latter… Read the rest of this entry

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Why the world needs another food blog

And so, here we are, on the cusp of 2011, and here it is: the first posting of my new blog. I plan to make lots of tweaks and changes between now and Monday 10th January which is Day One of my 20-day kitchen odyssey, but in the meantime, a toast to the new year:

May 2011 bring a fresh appetite for the change we all need to achieve a healthy, satisfying, stimulating, fun-filled and delicious life – and may that appetite be keen enough to remind us that every effort made is worth it, yet focussed enough that we pay due attention to the rigours of the recipe for our own success. Read the rest of this entry

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