Lumper potatoes make their return for a new potato season, with a lunch celebrated at Gallagher’s Boxty House and plenty of food for thought on Irish Famine history
On Tayto and Tayto N.I. and the challenges posed to their crisps business by Big Food corporations like PepsiCo, plus an appeal to help Irish Seed Savers
Marking 5 years of The Daily Spud with a trip to the Dingle Food Festival, judging at Blas na hEireann (the Irish Food Awards) and learning a lot about seaweed
A report from the GIY Gathering in Waterford, where the talk was of food empathy and spuds, specifically the contentious issue of whether Ireland needs GM potatoes. This is my take.
A potato-themed market at Killruddery House brought with it Markies – a new-to-me potato variety – plus new ideas for leftover mash, like Cashel Blue potato fritters, from Niall Hill of the Butler’s Pantry
National Potato Day 2013 sees me in print and on the airwaves on my favourite topic of potatoes, as well as reporting from the ground on NPD activity in Temple Bar
It was all about the spud in Wicklow last Friday, with a visit to the Brady potato farm & a potato cookery session – including these grilled potato skewers – with Catherine Fulvio in Ballyknocken
Between potato competitions, potato sack races & the revival of the craft of loy digging, there was plenty to keep a potato head occupied at this year’s Tullamore Show