Travel

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: 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


Spud Sunday: The Best Possible Taste

The jammiest job in the book: on being a judge at the Great Taste Awards final judging day in Dorset


Spud Sunday: An Spud-Off Mór

In which I head to Ballydavid on the Dingle Peninsula to be a judge at the colourful Spud-Off Mór potato growing competition, now in its fourth year


Spud Sunday: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Thoughts on a few of my favourite food places – and favourite food people – in Ireland: WJ Kavanagh’s, the Honest to Goodness market, 3FE, Lunchtime Village Markets, Gallagher’s Boxty House and more


Spud Sunday: Mash Monday

A visit to Mash Direct in Comber, Co. Down – an impressive company with an admirable ethos, a nifty double decker bus and oodles of potatoes


Spud Sunday: Man of Za’atar

A long overdue post about meeting Abu Kassem in South Lebanon, a farmer who, in the midst of wars and strife, pioneered the cultivation of za’atar – or Lebanese wild thyme – used in the popular spice blend of the same name


Spud Sunday: East of Cork

It all boils down to soup in the end, with beetroot and potato soup made from the spoils of a visit to to Midleton Farmers’ Market and to Barnabrow House in East Cork, where chef Stuart Bowes is making his mark