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
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
Time for a little bit of American eating in Ireland with a po’boy party featuring fried oyster po’boys and root beer floats
Bloom in the Park rolls around again, this year with potato cookery demos from Raymond Moran, inspired by which I make some fish cakes with Burren Smokehouse hot smoked salmon
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
It’s a potato, fish and tomato stew. Or a very hearty, fishy soup. Or possibly both.
As part of the new West Cork Food initiative, I got to fillet & smoke fish with the fabulous Sally Barnes; back at home, I made this potato and lentil stew to go with it
A summer vegetable tian – otherwise known as a quiche in search of a crust – with slow-roasted herby tomatoes and courgettes – ’tis the Mediterranean on a plate