The Tiny Turnip, whose homemade culinary delights have proven to be a huge hit with residents of the rebel county throughout the pandemic, is now expanding nationwide. The Cork-based Caterer has just launched a limited number of specially curated Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes, which are available to pre-order online now for delivery to anywhere in Ireland (with the option to select your own delivery date).
The Tiny Turnip’s Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes are lovingly handmade to order by award-winning Ballymaloe-trained Chef, Aisling Murphy. Each one features Aisling’s own festive homemade Cranberry & Pear Chutney, Cucumber & Dill Pickle, and Feta & Basil Dip, which pair perfectly with artisan foods from some of Munster and Ireland’s top producers – providing the food lover in your life with a truly memorable and decadent Christmas Day gift and is also ideal for entertaining friends and family at home (each Grazing Box feeds four people) over the holiday season.
Recipients will also enjoy Fingal Ferguson’s lightly smoked Gubbeen Salami, handmade in Schull, Co. Cork, and Oak Smoked Organic Irish Salmon from Shanagarry Smokehouse, Co. Cork. These are included alongside The Food of Athenry’s gluten-free Gourmet Multiseed Sodabread Toasts and Aisling’s own personal selection of Irish farmhouse cheeses; Milleen’s Smoked Cead (produced in Beara, Co. Cork), Knockanore’s Raw Milk Mature Vintage White Cheddar (produced in Ballyneety, Co. Waterford), Ardsallagh Goats Cheese (produced in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork), and Cooleeney’s Tipperary Brie (produced in Thurles, Co. Tipperary). Other elements include Honey from Gee’s Gourmet Preserves in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Baltimore-based Foxglove Cocktails’ ready to make Mulled Wine Mix, and The Tiny Turnip’s hand-dried orange & rose petal garnishes. And, to make life and Christmas grazing as easy as possible, each gift box comes complete with its own set of do-it-yourself instructions and pairing recommendations – providing them with everything they’ll need to pull off the perfect festive spread.
Commenting on the launch of the new Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes, The Tiny Turnip’s Owner, Aisling Murphy said: “The curated Grazing Box is the perfect gift choice for the foodie in your life and will also provide a real talking point as the centrepiece for your Christmas festivities. The different elements that go into the box have been carefully considered to ensure that they all complement one another, and we’ve also included recommendations based on our own favourite food pairings.”
The Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes are priced at €60.00 each, plus €10.00 for nationwide shipping, and can be pre-ordered online now from The Tiny Turnip’s website, www.thetinyturnip.ie. Aisling has also taken great care to ensure that as much of the packaging as possible that the Grazing Gift Boxes arrive in is 100% sustainable and eco-friendly.
About The Tiny Turnip
The Tiny Turnip’s Owner, Aisling Murphy, has grown up around good food from a very young age. A lot of her childhood was spent in and around Midleton Farmers Market after her mother, Ann Murphy, became one of its very first stall holders, selling homemade sauces and chutneys to the locals.
Aisling’s studies initially took her career in a completely different direction, completing a degree in Business Commerce at University College Cork before a stint spent traveling around Canada. On her return home to Blackrock, Co. Cork in 2018, keen to pursue her passion for a career in food she enrolled onto Ballymaloe Cookery School’s renowned 12 Week Course. A life-changing three months followed for Aisling after which she moved on to gain professional experience working for some of Cork’s leading caterers, including Roots Kitchen.
One of her proudest moments to date was when she returned to Ballymaloe to successfully operate the cookery school’s silver airstream, The Garden Cafe Food Truck, and personally picked up the Georgina Campbell 2020 Award for ‘Street Food of the Year’. Aisling’s next move in Autumn 2019 saw her make the transition from Chef to Tutor after the school’s Founder, Darina Allen, invited her to teach on the upcoming 12 Week Course. And, in October 2020, having adapted to the constraints of the pandemic and becoming a first-time mother following the birth of her son, Finn, Aisling decided to take the plunge and set up her own catering company, The Tiny Turnip.
Having spotted a gap in the market and identified a huge appetite for weekend treats that people could enjoy safely at home, Aisling launched her gourmet Grazing Boxes. Encouraged by the huge demand for her food from people living outside of the rebel county, Aisling has invested in the infrastructure that will now enable her to swiftly send her new Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes out to every corner of the country.