Food and Culture

Spud Sunday: Toronto & Chips

This week, I’m all about chips (or fries), incl. radio interviews, newspaper articles and my 1st encounter with poutine on a recent visit to Toronto in Canada


Spud Sunday: Wheat-And-Meat

A trip to Higgins Butchers in Sutton, Co. Dublin, where old school meat skills come in shiny new livery, and with an Il Valentino bakery alongside


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: From Famine To Feast

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


Spud Sunday: 3rd World Spuds

On the work of Vita, the Potato Centre of Excellence and the Irish Potato Coalition in tackling food security issues in Ethiopia and other parts of East Africa using the potato


Spud Sunday: Better Through Food

On meeting Kamal Mouzawak, founder of Souk el Tayeb and Tawlet in Beirut and on connecting people, both in Lebanon and elsewhere, in a fundamental way through food


Spud Sunday: Humbled By Spuds

On why there are a great many more – and better – ways to describe a potato than simply as the humble spud


Spud Sunday: The Loy Of The Land

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