A perfect weekend was had at the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine, with world class speakers providing plenty of food for thought and a desire to do it all again.
Potato Day makes a welcome return to Sonairte in Co. Meath and I visit with Lumpers in tow. Unfortunately for some, they were of the not-for-sale variety…
The Lumper potato that famously failed during the Great Irish Famine is now for sale thanks to Michael McKillop – I head to Potato Day at the Organic Centre in Leitrim with some Lumpers to share.
A visit to Mash Direct in Comber, Co. Down – an impressive company with an admirable ethos, a nifty double decker bus and oodles of potatoes
I might have missed National Potato Day in the U.K., but there are a number of potato days here in Ireland to look forward to
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
It’s all about Tipp, with the recent Tipperary Food Producer’s dinner in Avoca Monkstown, followed by a weekend trip to Tipperary’s Glen of Aherlow and a visit to Con Traas’ wonderful apple farm
It was a champion day for naturally blight resistant Sárpo potatoes at the SPUDS.ie Tastefest with David Shaw from the Sárvári Research Trust, among many others