Archive for April, 2011

Asparagus Über Alles

Note that it necessarily needed it, but white asparagus gets a bit of a makeover in the shape of this gratin with coconut milk and lemongrass


Spud Sunday: Close But No Spaghetti

A whirlwind visit to the Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan brought with it lots that was good to eat, though somehow I managed to miss the potato spaghetti at the Cliff House Hotel


Good Afternoon, Mr. Skehan

Donal Skehan’s new book may have been launched to the clink of afternoon tea, but it was Kitchen Hero’s toast with homemade white beans in tomato sauce that caught my eye


Spud Sunday: Defender Of The Spud

Meet a bakewell tart which includes some mashed potato in the mix for moistness – it’s not as daft a proposition as it might sound.


Hot Tattie

I have no objection to appearing in Food and Wine Magazine’s Hot 100 list, no objection at all…

Topics: Awards

Spud Sunday: For Spud’s Sake

A mixed spud bag this week, including a radio interview with yours truly, some thoughts on the inaugural For Food’s Sake event in Dublin and the planting of this year’s potato crop


Gone Fishin’ With Clodagh

Tale of a day well spent cooking fish dishes at Clodagh McKenna’s Cookery School, including this fabulous pistachio pesto crusted sole


Spud Sunday: Souper Food

Mushroom soup with celeriac and potato, inspired by Gorta’s Soup For Life campaign and the ongoing quest for a good mushroom soup