Archive for October, 2012
My thoughts on Frank Bruni’s New York Times piece on visiting Ireland and the cliché that is the ubiquity of potatoes here, plus a recipe for some less-than-ubiquitous caramelised apple mashed potato.
Foraging – it’s not just about mushrooms, or so I was reminded after a walk in the woods at Farnham Estate in Co. Cavan with wild foods expert Mary Bulfin
Old and new Irish recipes abound, with the Goodall’s Modern Irish Cookbook & the ICA cookbook both newly launched. Amongst the recipes included are these ICA-inspired potato scones, firmly in the traditional Irish camp.
A foraging trip puts me in mind of wild potatoes and how, through careful breeding, their talent for survival can be used to help their more domesticated cousins
My bookshelf overfloweth, with new titles from Catherine Fulvio, Sophie Morris and Domini Kemp, which have, among other things, inspired this cheese-filled potato and broccoli bake