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Master Chef Factor

Food is such a personal thing.

Your desert island dish may not float my culinary boat, whilst my idea of food heaven may be your notion of hell on a dinner plate. So I truly do admire anyone who is prepared to put themselves and their food forward to be judged and publicly criticised or praised, as the case may be.

Masterchef Ireland

I was reminded of that fact as the first ever season of MasterChef Ireland kicked off last week, and a batch of 50 hopefuls submitted their dishes to be scrutinised by Michelin-starred chef Dylan McGrath and restaurateur Nick Munier. The cooking abilities of the 16 who made it through the initial round will, no doubt, be tested to their limits – and then some – over the next few weeks, and their every kitchen drama will be played out on screen as they vie for the final and not-to-be-sniffed-at prize of €25,000.

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Hot Tattie

Ooh er, I seem to be developing a reputation as a bit of a hot potato.

And no, not the kind of hot potato that everyone wants to avoid, but the kind that wants to reach for some fancy fizz to celebrate.

Perrier Jouet Champagne

Perrier Jouët Champagne: a lubbly bit o' bubbly
(and there was you thinking Perrier meant fizzy water)

Of course, I do have a reason for indulging in a little midweek celebration. You’ll find it right here, in the latest hot-off-the-presses issue of Ireland’s Food and Wine Magazine.

Food and Wine Hot 100

Food and Wine Magazine: The Hot 100 Issue

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