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Shopping like it used to be!

Remember when – back in the days that airlines used to give you free booze – you could look forward to a good old-fashioned feed during your supermarket shop? Fridays were the best day for it, when you were almost guaranteed an aul cocktail sausage or two not to mention a cube of cheddar cheese. Never mind that you were seven years old and not yet in charge of the household purse strings. If you were really lucky you might get a taste of one of those hallucinogenically salty Findus pancakes that your ma wouldn’t dream of letting into her hallowed trolley. If you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days, pop into Donnybrook Fair this coming Friday (13th – shh) for a good old-fashioned free feed… Read the rest of this entry

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Aoife’s Fantasy Festive Food & Wine Wishlist

It’s that time of year when everyone’s writing lists and checking them twice. My hairdresser has all her presents bought (well, 42 of them) and wrapped. I know: it’s not even December yet, for jeebus-jumpers sake! So, I’ve made a list too. My very own wishlist of what I would love to receive from family, friends or enemies looking to lure me into a false sense of security. I’ll admit that some of them are more realistic than others, but a girl can but dream. So, in no particular order, here follows my Fantasy Festive Food & Wine Wishlist (as it appeared in IMAGEdaily, only with links, and some pix in case my words don’t cut it for you)… Read the rest of this entry

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My Christmas 2011 food highlights

Good food’s not just for Christmas you know. With this in mind, I thought I’d share my fond reminiscences of some of the highlights of a quite delicious fortnight. You might like to seek out some of the flavours herein. Bloody good they were too… 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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