Spud Sunday: The Big Boxty

The making of a world-record-sized potato pancake: Chefs Sham Hanifa & Pádraic Óg Gallagher go extra large with Leitrim boxty in Carrick on Shannon

Spud Sunday: Feeding The 50,000

Lunch with Neven Maguire & with the Aviva Stadium as a backdrop – that’s what’s on the menu as foodservice specialists Compass Group Ireland announce a partnership with the people’s chef

Topics: Chefs, Events

Spud Sunday: The Christmas Roastie Rhyme

It’s that Christmas roastie time of year, and while the fat for your roast potatoes is a matter a choice, it’s the dry matter that matters when it comes to the crunch

Spud Sunday: An Interview With Paul Rankin

An interview with chef Paul Rankin about restaurants, Belfast, Christmas, spuds and (among other things) his Mum’s secret for Christmas roast potatoes

Spud Sunday: Beef, Salmon, Seaweed, More

In which I review this year’s crop of Irish-published cookbooks, w/ books on beef, salmon and seaweed; books by bloggers; books by chefs; from instructional cookery school tomes to coffee table collections and most things in between;

Topics: Chefs, Cookbooks

Spud Sunday: East of Cork

It all boils down to soup in the end, with beetroot and potato soup made from the spoils of a visit to to Midleton Farmers’ Market and to Barnabrow House in East Cork, where chef Stuart Bowes is making his mark

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: Fish Supper

In which I attend a fish masterclass and sample a new fish-based menu at Dublin’s Cliff Town House, and also have some chips to keep me happy