ONE POT SPELT, MERGUEZ AND SWEETCORN DINNER

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TRADITIONAL FRENCH THREE KINGS CAKE RECIPE

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WOMEN OF THE IRISH FOOD INDUSTRY – MEI CHIN, FOOD WRITER

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POTATO, FENNEL AND SAFFRON SOUP

POTATO, FENNEL AND SAFFRON SOUP

There is nothing I can write about soup that hasn’t been written before. Calling this a recipe is a bit cheeky as it’s so simple but I’m writing it...

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CARAMEL AND APPLE MUFFIN CAKE

CARAMEL AND APPLE MUFFIN CAKE

This is just another take on my basic muffin cake. The last time I made raspberry and blackberry muffin cake and this time it’s caramel and apple muffin cake....

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WOMEN OF THE IRISH FOOD INDUSTRY – BLANCA VALENCIA, COOKING INSTRUCTOR

WOMEN OF THE IRISH FOOD INDUSTRY – BLANCA VALENCIA, COOKING INSTRUCTOR

I’d never heard about Blanca Valencia until Mei Chin wrote to me saying “hey, I wish you would write about this woman because I think she’s brilliant!”. And guess...

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WHAT IS COLOMBIAN FOOD?

WHAT IS COLOMBIAN FOOD?

I wrote about a totally inauthentic Colombian ceviche quite recently, and if you read it, you might remember I mentioned an online talk about Colombian cuisine. The talk was...

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Irish School Of Cheese – Academy Of Cheese

Irish School Of Cheese – Academy Of Cheese

The last time I was writing about Avril Molloy, she was a cheese monger, working for Sheridan’s and now she is the founder of Ireland’s first School Of Cheese....

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WOMEN OF THE IRISH FOOD – ERICA SHEEHAN, FOUNDER OF HOMESPUN

WOMEN OF THE IRISH FOOD – ERICA SHEEHAN, FOUNDER OF HOMESPUN

  Erica Sheehan is the woman who created Homespun, a brand that started with a simply delicious quinoa-based granola.  Erica Sheehan has one of those stories, which I love...

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TOTALLY INAUTHENTIC COLOMBIAN CEVICHE

TOTALLY INAUTHENTIC COLOMBIAN CEVICHE

I took part in an online cooking demonstration organised by the Colombian Embassy in Ireland. It was sponsored by Larousse Foods, who are a food distributor for restaurants and...

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HOW TO MAKE BETTER HOT CHOCOLATE

HOW TO MAKE BETTER HOT CHOCOLATE

I like hot chocolate a hell of a lot but it needs to be good.  Back home, in France, hot chocolates were mainly functional. Your mam would scorch some...

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OUR MAMS AND THE WAY THEY USED TO COOK

OUR MAMS AND THE WAY THEY USED TO COOK

On Saturday, my pal, Clare, tweeted about her mam and how she used to save the butter wrapper. She explained that it’s a trick she got from her mam...

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