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Mythical and Mystical 12th Century Charm in County Kildare – Kilkea Castle Hotel Review

When planning a romantic escape, for us, nothing springs to mind quicker than a whimsical Irish Castle. In this instance, Kilkea Castle. In an effort to “shop local” we stayed in our lovely Lily White County of Kildare. Dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle oozes 12th Century charm. There is a distinct air of understated …

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Artisan Chocolatier, Braw, Launches New Range of Christmas-inspired Micro Batch Chocolate Bars

Limerick-based artisan Chocolatier, Braw, has just launched a brand new range of Christmas-inspired micro batch chocolate bars ready for the gift-giving season. Braw (a Scottish phrase meaning ‘pleasing’) was set up by Anna Coffey Lynch, former Head Chocolatier at Cocoa Atelier in Dublin for four years, during the COVID-19 lockdown. Since then her online business has …

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Tia Maria Launches New Cold Brew Nitro Cocktail

Tia Maria, the world-famous coffee liqueur, has launched a brand new ready-to-drink cocktail providing its unmistakable and unique recipe in an Iced Coffee Frappé. The new Iced Coffee Frappé is a ready-to-drink cocktail made with 100% Arabica coffee, delicious milk cream and the unique taste of Tia Maria – offering an indulgent yet refreshing cocktail. …

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Do’s & Don’ts of Dining at Ballymaloe House whilst Living with COVID19

Like so many of our local hospitality businesses in East Cork, Ballymaloe House has had to reinvent the way we operate under the current COVID19 restrictions.  Safety is our top priority and maintaining the same comforts of ‘Old World’ hospitality, whilst serving delicious Farm to Fork seasonal menus is a close second.  To simplify how …

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Celebrate World Egg Day with this Cracking Online Egg Recipe Series

Online cookery series by Cork company demonstrates versatility of the HERO egg  Recipe series ‘Get Cracking with Eggs’ reveals how to feed the whole family with quick and easy recipes on a budget  Friday October 9th marks the day that all eggs across the globe are celebrated – World Egg Day – and one Cork company is leading by eggsample by launching an online series of recipe videos featuring their favourite egg-based dishes.   The …

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Garlic Prawns (Gambas), Patatas Bravas and Spicy Chorizo Sausage with Rioja & Honey Tapas- Recipe from Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Episode five of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio has a very Spanish theme as it looks back at Catherine’s time in Spain where she visited San Sebastián and Barcelona and creates new dishes based on the flavours she tasted during her visits. Catherine said of her Spanish experience, “San Sebastian had always been on …

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Honey Roasted Roosters Recipe from Keogh’s Farm

The Keogh Family have been farming the fertile lands of North County Dublin for over 200 years. From strong family heritage, hard work and passion for quality, Keogh’s Farm are committed to producing Ireland’s finest potatoes, crisps and snacks that are truly…Grown with Love in Ireland. Ingredients Handful of Keoghs Rooster Potatoes (5/6) 4 Tablespoons …

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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork in Boa Buns with a Red Onion & Fennel Slaw – Recipe from Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio like everyone else has been unable to travel abroad due to COVID 19, so in in episode four, Catherine looks back at her time in Portland, Oregan, and also creates some new dishes based on the flavours she tasted during her visit there.  Catherine meets sisters Jacinta Baille who lives in Blackrock, Co …

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Lemon Drizzle Donuts with a Walnut Crumble Topping Recipe From Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio like everyone else has been unable to travel abroad due to COVID 19, so in in episode four, Catherine looks back at her time in Portland, Oregan, and also creates some new dishes based on the flavours she tasted during her visit there.  Catherine meets sisters Jacinta Baille who lives in Blackrock, Co …

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Keep Portland Weird! Popular Cooking and Travel Show Tastes Like Home Returns and Visits Portland for some Weird Food and Travel Experiences

The popular TV series, Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio returned to our screens on September 7th for eight delicious weeks. So far Catherine has visited South Africa, Mexico and Tiny Township in Canada, in episode four September 28th the Tastes Like Home team will visit Portland, Oregon. Catherine Fulvio like everyone else has been …

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BANG Restaurant & Wine Bar Launch 5-Course To-Go Menu

BANG Restaurant & Wine Bar have just launched BANG @ Home, a delivery and collection service. Click Here for the current BANG @ Home offer on TheTaste. Every week, a unique 5-course set menu will be curated and made available to order from the Michelin Guide restaurant. Delivery is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening …

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‘Bottle House Off License’ Now Open To Help Keep Staff Employed & Local Suppliers In Business – Porterhouse Bar Nassau Street Reacts To Latest Dublin Lockdown

A new off license has opened its doors in Dublin 2 on the back of the latest lockdown in the City.  With information leaking early last week that Dublin was set to be put into Level 3 of the new road map, Director of Porterhouse Nassau Street, Dave Morrissey decided to act quickly and turn …

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Prawn Tacos with Mango Sweetcorn Salsa & Red Pepper and Black Bean Tacos with Pico De Gallo Recipe from Episode 3 of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Serves 4 For the Pico de Gallo (Fresh Tomato Salsa) 700g fresh ripe tomatoes, finely chopped ½ red onion, finely chopped 2 green chillies (seeds removed), finely chopped 1 lime, juice only Large handful of fresh coriander, chopped ¼ tsp dried oregano  ¼ tsp ground cumin, more to taste Salt, to taste For the Mango …

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Prawn Scallop, Mango and avocado Ceviche Recipe from Episode 3 of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Ingredients: 230 gms fresh prawns 230 gms fresh scallops 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander. 1 tsp finely chopped seeded serrano chilli 1/2 tsp oregano powder 120 mls fresh lime juice 43 gms thinly sliced green onion 1 medium mango, peeled, pitted, and diced 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and …

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Seafood Chowder Recipe from Alexandra, Catherine Fulvio’s guest on Episode 3 of Tastes Like Home

Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients: 2 stalks of celery 1 medium onion 3 large rooster potatoes 2 finely chopped shallots 2 peppers one red and one green ½ cups of quality white wine cup heavy cream 20 mussels 1 seafood mix pack (consists normally of haddock, salmon, cod, mackerel or prawns) ½ a lemon 1 …

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It’s a Family Affair as the third episode of Tastes Like Home airs on RTE ONE at 8.30pm Tonight with Catherine Fulvio Visits Sisters in Blanchardstown and Mexico in the Fifth Series of the Delicious and Enticing Cooking and Travel Show

Tonight in episode three, Tastes Like Home looks back at Catherine’s visit to Blanchardstown, Dublin and Playa del Carmen in Mexicoas well as creating new dishes based on the flavours she tasted during her Mexican adventure.  We meet Alexandra Ikkert and her family in Blanchardstown who are originally from Russia where she shows Catherine how to make her Seafood …

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Experience Aniar At Home with Private Demonstration and Tasting

Michelin star Aniar Restaurant and Chef-Owner JP McMahon have launched an exclusive element to the restaurant and cookery school, Aniar At Home. Aniar At Home brings the food of JP McMahon to your home with an added element of the Aniar Cookery School. Experience JP’s take on contemporary Irish food in the comfort of your …

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Sweet Celebrations await at The Westbury as the new Perrier-Jouët Bubbles and Cake Experience comes to The Gallery

The Westbury’s new Bubbles and Cake experience invites guests to enjoy Perrier-Jouët Champagne alongside an exquisitely created dessert amidst the beautiful environs of The Gallery, offering a decadent new way to gather with friends this autumn. For lovers of afternoon tea who wish to gather with friends in the late afternoon sipping Champagne and savouring a …

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