Brunch

Spud Sunday: Bloomin’ Spuds

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


Spud Sunday: Traditional Spuds

The new edition of Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen of course includes a chapter on potatoes, and this recipe for potato drops – a variation on potato pancakes – is just one of the many included.


Spud Sunday: Searching For Breakfast

While it’s neither a rösti nor a Spanish omelette, my latest potato pancake has elements of both, as well as a lot of Indian flavour


Asparagus Über Alles

Note that it necessarily needed it, but white asparagus gets a bit of a makeover in the shape of this gratin with coconut milk and lemongrass


Good Afternoon, Mr. Skehan

Donal Skehan’s new book may have been launched to the clink of afternoon tea, but it was Kitchen Hero’s toast with homemade white beans in tomato sauce that caught my eye


Bringing Home The Shiitake

Bacon and eggs get a 5 star makeover, with Asian flavours and a very different kind of bacon – shiitake bacon to be exact


Spud Sunday: The Ugly Dumpling

In which, for Project Food Blog, I demonstrate the making of boiled boxty with rather a lot of pictures.


Spud Sunday: Strawberry Elephants Forever

Gastroanthropologist’s slow roasted strawberries meet Miss Jane Bury’s potato pancakes – each one worthy of attention