It may be time for potato planting, but this weekend I found myself harvesting instead
It’s that Organic Centre Potato Day time of year again and in a week, too, that saw a well deserved Irish Food Writers’ Guild award for Dave Langford and Dermot Carey and their heritage potato collection
So the Great British Spud Off is on the lookout for Irish entries – they want to know who can grow most from a single spud. Plus expect seeds & spud heads aplenty at the Organic Centre Potato Day in Leitrim this weekend.
On recent media coverage of falling spud consumption following last week’s National Potato Conference and a recipe for a less than traditional way to serve potatoes, with a black bean and tomato sauce
On harvesting my crop of Dave Langford’s All Blue potatoes and on not taking food for granted
Marcel Proust had his madeleines, I have my spuds: on the Remembrance of Spuds Past, when what potatoes taste of, mostly, is other times and other places
Coming up with a winning flavour for a packet of crisps will bag somebody £1,000,000 – but it won’t be me.
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