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The Big Dig

The Big Dig – where an X-shaped lazy bed will be dug & planted w/ potatoes as a temporary Famine memorial – takes place @ The Irish Famine Museum, Strokestown Sun 29 March

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Spudless Sunday

A severe blow has been dealt to the Dave Langford / Dermot Carey heritage potato collection, as I learned at this year’s Organic Centre Potato Day


Spud Sunday: Salt, Butter & Scratting Spuds

A spud miscellany, from old ways of digging to new ways of breeding, how salt is being applied to the growing of potatoes, and how, in the end, butter is still a spud’s best friend


Spud Sunday: Masters Of Coddle

It was coddle, but not quite as we knew it, at the inaugural Temple Bar Coddle Cook Off, where chefs came up with many & varied interpretations of the traditional Dublin dish


Spud Sunday: Of Cabbages And Things

So, after several years of terribly trendy kale, it seems that cabbage is the new rising star. But, food trend or no, isn’t it ok to have both?

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Spud Sunday: The Highly Spirited Spud

A whistle stop visit to the Prince Edward Distillery to see how they make PEI potato vodka – and a range of other spirits too – on Prince Edward Island, potato capital of Canada


Spud Sunday: Six Years On

The sixth anniversary of The Daily Spud plus National Potato Day, all rolled into one weekend – from a spud point of view, it doesn’t get much better than this


Spud Sunday: 50 Ways To Say Potato

A look forward to the upcoming Theatre of Food (including Theatre of Spud) at this year’s Electric Picnic and a review of the many ways to say potato in the Irish language