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Liam Edwards New Rai President

Cork Restaurateur Liam Edwards Announced as the New RAI President

At the 46th Annual General Meeting of the Restaurants Association of Ireland yesterday, Liam Edwards, proprietor of Jim Edwards Bar and Restaurant in Kinsale, was announced as the new RAI president. Edwards runs the family business set up by his father Jim in 1971, an award winning bar and restaurant which is best known for …

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Bugi Brunch at Charlotte Quay

Win Two Tickets to the First Ever Bugi Brunch at Charlotte Quay – Closed

If your idea of a perfect weekend involves indulging on great food and having a few drinks with your friends before hitting the tiles then you’ll want to get in line to grab tickets to Charlotte Quay‘s inaugural BŪGI Brunch. The ‘BŪGI Brunch‘ kicks off Saturday 17th of June and promises to be a day …

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Jameson

The New Look Jameson Distillery Bow St Re-opens Following €11 Million Investment

Following a total investment of €11 million, Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced the reopening of the Jameson Distillery Bow St in of the home of Jameson in Smithfield, Dublin. The new look ‘Jameson Distillery Bow St.’ brand home, which …

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10 Essential Ingredients of Thai Cooking with Saba's Executive Chef Taweesak 'Tao'

10 Essential Ingredients of Thai Cooking with Saba’s Executive Chef Taweesak ‘Tao’

With the Thai New Year approaching on the 13th – 15th of April this year, I would like to give you an insight 10 essential ingredients of Thai cooking that every kitchen cupboard should have to cook delicious Thai food. These are the same ingredients I explain to our students during our Saba Cookery Class, …

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Atul Kochhar

Twice Michelin Starred Chef Atul Kochhar on Thinking Outside the Spice Box

It’s no exaggeration to state that twice Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine. As the very first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, accomplished during his tenure as Head Chef at Tamarind in 2001, the Indian born, British based chef, restaurateur and television personality Atul …

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Food Markets in Ireland

Bountiful Baskets and Banter – 15 of the Best Food and Farmer’s Markets in Ireland

‘Buying local’ has become second nature to Irish consumers over the past few years, and with that shift Irish farmers’ markets have become the bedrock of local community life and a vital stepping stone to many a fledgling start-up food and drink producers. Now, most towns in Ireland support a thriving farmers’ market, and among …

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A Vibrant Restaurant that Refuses to Blend in – Chameleon Restaurant Review

There’s little that would tempt me into Temple Bar on a Saturday night. As charming as the cobbled streets are, the thought of mobs of tourists and leering stag parties tend to steer me away from the area; bar a couple of exceptions, of which Chameleon restaurant is one. So, once again I found myself …

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Head Chef Anthony Holland at the Ice House Hotel in Ballina.

From Achill to Ballina – Chef Anthony Holland Brings a Taste of Mayo to the Ice House Hotel

“There was a small place down the road that used to do lots of fresh seafood,” recalls Anthony Holland, head chef at the Ice House Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo. “They’d catch it, prep and cook it simply. It was only bar food, but it was very fresh.” Anthony is referring to Alice’s at Óstán Oileán …

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Nicky Logue InterContinental

“For me, it’s a vocation” – Interview with Nicky Logue, General Manager at the InterContinental Dublin

Although just minutes away from Dublin city centre, surrounded by the embassies and ivy-covered homes of Ballsbridge the InterContinental Dublin is a tranquil luxury hotel destination for travellers to the city, and locals too – like those in the lobby lounge on the day I visit; catching up with friends over tea and cake, or …

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Dark Chocolate Chicharron Cookies Recipe

Dark Chocolate Chicharrón Cookies Recipe from Eat Mexico Cookbook

I love anything sweet and savoury, so this cookies recipe makes perfect sense to me: chicharrón – fluffy, salty, fried pork skin – is mixed with dark chocolate in a buttery, dense cookie. It’s not too far removed from chocolate and bacon (another fabulous combination), but with a heartier crunch. My sense is that most …

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Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe by Leslie Tallez

Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe from Eat Mexico Cookbook

Typical Mexican enchiladas arrive rolled up and stuffed, but at my favourite enchilada street stall – the inspiration for this enchiladas recipe – they’re stacked in a messy, luxurious pile, with separate individual layers of corn tortillas, fresh coriander and onion, green enchilada sauce, grated cheese and chicken. The whole thing is topped with a …

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Peanut Butter Protein Cake Bites Recipe

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cake Bites Recipe by Peachy Palate

A no bake double chocolate peanut butter protein cake bite, topped with a chocolate peanut butter fudge all encased in a white chocolate shell and topped with some mini chocolate chips for good measure! This peanut butter fudge protein cake bites recipe is so incredibly simple to make. The only slightly arduous task is coating …

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Fried Plantain Recipe

Fried Plantain with Condensed Milk and Jam Recipe from Eat Mexico Cookbook

I first spotted this dessert at a rustic outdoor restaurant in Texcoco, a small city northeast of the capital. A cook stood in front of a huge metal fryer set over an open flame, filled with thick slices of plantain. As a line of people watched, the cook removed a plantain slice from the bubbling …

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Crispy Carrot Tacos Recipe

Crispy Carrot Tacos Recipe from Eat Mexico Cookbook

Tacos dorados in Mexico City are what I grew up knowing as taquitos: rolled tubes of corn tortillas, stuffed with some sort of meat and fried until crisp. At fondas in the capital, they’re generally served three or four to a plate and covered in crema, crumbly cheese and lettuce. Most fondas will prepare at …

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Red Lentil and Brown Rice Burger Recipe

Red Lentil and Brown Rice Burger Recipe from Blazing Salads

This burger recipe is vegan, high in protein and very satisfying. They are very popular with our customers! Makes 6 Ingredients: Burgers – 300g red lentils – 375g cooked organic brown basmati rice – 1 tsp red chilli, deseeded and minced – 2 tbsp of fresh coriander – 2 tbsp red onion, diced fine – …

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Saba Thai New Year Feast

Win a Taittinger Champagne Thai New Year Feast for 10 People from Saba To Go – CLOSED

This year ring in ‘Songkran’ or Thai New Year in style this year at Saba with a dedicated Thai New Year Menu created by head chef Tao, from Thursday 13th April – Monday 17th April.. The four-person menu (€38.95 pp) will include delicious starters such as Thod Man Pla, minced fish cakes with green beans …

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Wedding Cake Trends 2017

Confection Perfection: 5 Wonderful Wedding Cakes Trends for 2017

With a flurry of engagements over Christmas and on Valentine’s Day, this time of year can often be one of the busiest for wedding planning. Amongst all the appointments and decisions, choosing your wedding cake however has to be one of the most enjoyable, and delicious, aspects of the planning process! If you are looking …

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Deliciously Dela - Extraordinarily Fresh and Wholesome - Dela Restaurant Review

Deliciously Dela – Extraordinarily Fresh and Wholesome – Dela Restaurant Review

It was one of those very Galway nights: sideways rain with an unmerciful wind that seems to blow into every crevice of even the most dutiful winter coat. We scurried down Dominic street and pulled open the door of Dela Restaurant. We shook off the last raindrops and hung up our coats, finally able to …

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