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Orange Blossom and Honey Cake Recipe by Jon Gregory-Smith

A simple orange and almond cake is a staple dessert made in homes all over Morocco. For this Orange Blossom & Honey Cake recipe I have used those classic ingredients to make a show-stopping layer cake. Serves 10 Ingredients: For the cake – 1 unwaxed organic orange – 250g butter at room temperature, plus extra …

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You’ll Want to Dive Head First into Bow Lane’s New Bottomless Boozy Brunch

Bottomless boozy brunches have become a go-to weekend indulgence in Dublin, and now Bow Lane has revealed their very own version which boasts to be “the best boozy brunch in town.” Sister restaurant to Whitefriar Grill, one of the first restaurants to bring the brunch phenomenon to the city, Bow Lane on Aungier Street will …

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Happy, Hungry Mondays – Restaurants Open on Monday Night in Dublin City

You’ve arranged a baby sitter, planed your outfit to a tee, and sussed out where you’ll park, and get home afterwards, however despite your careful planning your dinner plans might be compromised due to one crucial matter, the restaurant of your choice is closed on Mondays. As is often the case, it’s only when you …

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Aicha’s Chicken Couscous Recipe from Orange Blossom & Honey Cookbook

This superb Berber Chicken Couscous Recipe is a celebratory meal, served at weddings and on other religious occasions. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a pre-wedding dinner in the little village of Ouled Ben Blida, where my friend Muhammed’s daughter was getting married. His wife, Aicha, cooked this wonderful couscous, served with freshly …

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No Bake Chocolate Fudge Donut Recipe

No Bake Chocolate Fudge Donut Recipe from Peachy Palate

This genius No Bake Chocolate Fudge Donut Recipe is made complete with chocolate icing. So simple to make and no deep fryer necessary, you can pop in the fridge to set for an hour… or eat straight away while still gorgeously gooey! To serve, I sprinkled cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, rose petals and hemp seeds …

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From the Barossa to the Yarra – Visiting the Vines Behind Australia’s Stellar Wine Cellar

Imagine a wine cellar so vast that on last count it held 3.8 million bottles. Sheer scale and impressive quantity aside, what might impress you most is the quality and diversity, with each bottle sourced from prestigious wineries across twelve of the main wine producing regions of the world, and the fact that this stellar …

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Meet Me In The Morning

We’ll Meet You There – Day Time Favourite Meet Me In The Morning to Host Evening Supper Club

Meet Me In The Morning, the popular day time eatery on Pleasant’s Street, just off Camden Street, Dublin, will host a Beaujolais Nouveau wine evening this November 16th. On the evening guests can order “wine by the glass, and food by the plate” from 6pm until 11pm. This evening follows the success of the cafe’s …

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The Full Schedule for the 23rd Annual Listowel Food Festival Announced

Over five action packed days, the Listowel Food Festival will see the Kerry town will become a haven for food lovers with a jam packed schedule of cookery demos, a gala dinner, kids events and lots more taking place from Thursday, November 9th to Monday, November 13th. Highlights of the 23rd annual festival include cookery competitions, the craft …

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RTE to Serve Up a Scrumptious Second Season of Catherine Fulvio’s “Tastes Like Home”

The second series of Catherine Fulvio’s “Tastes Like Home” is set to hit our screens this November. The cooking show with a dash of travel makes its return on on Wednesday, November 1st at 7.30pm, RTE One and runs for six weeks, until December 13th. Again this series “Tastes Like Home” will witness Catherine Fulvio …

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Who is Ireland’s Top Food Figure? The Search is on to Find Our National Food Hero

Since the beginning of the year, Guaranteed Irish, the leading business membership organisation, has run the ‘Guaranteed Irish Hero Awards’, recognising high-achievers in the arts, sports, science and music industries. Now, Guaranteed Irishis calling for nominations for Ireland’s national Food Hero. Guaranteed Irish is hoping to find the country’s top food figure. inviting the public …

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Magical Marmalade Moments – The Shelbourne Now Serves a Paddington Bear Children’s Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea has undergone a resurgence in popularity in recent years though it has long been a beloved tradition by generations of Dubliners and guests from elsewhere to visit The Shelbourne for this tea time treat. Seen as a rite of passage for many families, introducing the younger members of the family to the tradition …

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Michelin Unveils The List of the Thirty Best Irish Gastro Pubs to Eat Out In

The esteemed dining out guide Michelin has unveiled the new Michelin Eating Out in Pubs 2018 guide, which recommends the top dining pubs and inns throughout the UK and Ireland. The 2018 edition lists 470 pubs across the UK and Ireland, 27 of which are new entries. The only new Irish pub to be listed …

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Day-Time Favourite Urbanity Coffee Announces New Evening Menu

Despite its location, hidden away on Coke Lane in Smithfield, Urbanity Coffee has gained massive recognition and popularity since it opened 18 months ago, so much so, they have announced a new evening menu with business times extending into the evening. Owned and operated by Jason Mac an Tsionnaigh, the cafe was initially designed as …

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Take a Break This Halloween for a Scarily Good Price at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

If it seems like months since you took your summer holiday and Christmas can’t some quick enough then you’ll be very tempted by the Halloween treat on offer at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club, a two night escape with dinner for €149 per person. The full package includes two nights accommodation, full Irish breakfast, two …

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The Deadliest Party of the Year – Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos this Weekend at 777

777, Ireland’s only contemporary Mexican restaurant, is throwing their 6th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Costume Party on Sunday, October 29th. Known for their notoriously strong margaritas and home to an extensive 100% Blue Agave Tequila list, 777 know how to throw a party, and each year they up the ante with their sexy and …

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Dublin Gets Another Caffeine Kick – Granthams Opens a Second Cafe

Opening in January earlier this year speciality coffee shop Granthams on Aungier Street has already become a stalwart on Dublin’s coffee scene, and now they have already opened their second location. The new cafe will opened this Friday 27th at 8am, on the corner of Grantham Street and Pleasants Place, just off Camden Street. The cafe …

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Fintastic News for Seafood Fans – Catch-22 is Moving to a Bigger and Better Location

Dubliners were hooked on Catch-22 as soon as it opened in 2015, serving flavoursome fresh fish fast at affordable prices from a compact space on South Anne Street. Now the restaurant has announced it’s moving onto bigger and better things – specifically, a new location on Chatham Row. Catch-22 will remain open on South Anne …

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Treat Yourself to Roz Purcell’s New Restaurant Menu and Raise Money for a Good Cause

Model and cookbook author Roz Purcell has joined forces with Good To Go to create a menu based on her new cookbook Half Hour Hero and to celebrate together they will host a charity evening for the Capuchin Day Centre. Taking place on Thursday 2nd November, the night will consists of 3 sittings – 6 pm, …

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Arnotts, Ireland’s Oldest Department Store, Opens Dublin’s Newest Café

Arnotts, Ireland’s oldest and largest department store, this week has unveiled Dublin’s newest café, Mr. White’s. Located on ground level, next to the Abbey Street entrance, the new eatery and coffee shop is named named after Mr. Andrew White, who co-founded the iconic shopping destination in 1843. The city centre location, just off Henry Street, …

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Go on a Delicious Journey Through James Joyce’s Dublin this November

You still might not have got around to reading Ulysses but this November 2nd you can access James Joyce’s writing in the most delicious of ways, through food. Join FEAST at the James Joyce Centre for an eight course tasting menu that will take you on a journey through the tastes and smells of Joyce’s …

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