Archive for September, 2012

Spud Sunday: Irish Food Guide

Marking four years of the Daily Spud and a 10th edition of John & Sally McKennas’ Irish Food Guide, of which yours truly is very proud to be a contributing editor


Tilling For Oil

A visit to the Boyne Valley to see the production of John Rogers’ Newgrange Gold rapeseed and camelina oils is crowned by lunch showcasing the oils as devised by Jeni Glasgow and Reuven Diaz of Drogheda’s Eastern Seaboard


Spud Sunday: Sassy And Serious

Herewith a chocolate potato cake recipe inspired by this year’s Taste of West Cork food festival and its evening of potato discussion, food and drama at Liss Ard Estate


Spud Sunday: Vive La Bread Revolution

This potato and rosemary flowerpot bread was just one of the many results of a day spent kneading, rolling, shaping and baking at the wonderful Firehouse Bakery and Bread School on Heir Island in West Cork


Spud Sunday: Gone Bakin’

This weekend has given me a real taste of West Cork, with mackerel fishing, bread making and the prospect of potatoes to come


Spud Sunday: Picnic Spuds

The Electric Picnic Food Awards 2012, where I get to be a judge and meet some Crisps with a Conscience