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Go East, Young Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

Observe closely... this is not your usual carrot cake

Sometimes it takes the merest of suggestions.

Somebody says carrot cake and, before you know it, you have a grater in one hand and a familiar orange vegetable in the other.*

Something happens along the way, though. Your cake bypasses the well-travelled walnut and cinnamon route and takes a turn eastwards, where it discovers pistachios and cardamoms and dates – oh my! In these foreign climes, the familiar cream cheese frosting seems somehow out of place, and is quickly shed in favour of a generous lime drizzle. Before you know it, a new incarnation of an old favourite is born, admired and eaten – and you can’t help but wonder if it’s a touch of eastern magic that causes it to disappear at such speed.

*I hasten to add that I don’t always respond so readily to such suggestions – just in case you were gettin’ any notions, like

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Spud Sunday: An Edible Irish Epic

Ooh, can it be that I am in round 3 of Project Food Blog? A massive thank you to all who cast their votes my way in round 2 – I’m excited to say the least! My mission in this round? To host and present, for your delectation, a luxury dinner party. You can vote for entries in this round between October 4th and 7th (get yourself over here to do so), but first, some news headlines…
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Daily Spud In Dinner Party Near Miss
 

Guest Wields Spatula, Rescues Cutlery
Host Treated For Shock

The great cutlery rescue

Anxious moments: dinner party guest tries to free the cutlery drawer

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Circus Of The Vegetables

Temple Bar Summer Sensational

Sensational indeed.

The Temple Bar Summer Sensational, which started yesterday and runs until Sunday, is serving up a feast for the senses in and around Dublin’s Temple Bar. The festival menu, put together by the Temple Bar Cultural Trust, is bursting with drama, music, art, film, comedy, dance and, well, vegetables.

Cirque de legume chilli in mouth

Wrap your laughing gear around Cirque de Légume

Yesterday evening, as part of the festival, Cirque de Légume dished up what was by far the most creative and entertaining vegetable medley I have ever seen. Here’s the recipe.

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