Jess Murphy

Ireland’s Best Chefs and Restaurants Win Big at The Food & Wine Awards

Last night, the Food & Wine Awards were held in the InterContinental in Ballsbridge, with the country’s best chefs and restaurateurs in attendance. The event was hosted by presenter Barry Murphy and broadcaster Norah Casey. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed a delicious five-course meal with matching wines from Barry & Fitzwilliam. The ceremony, sponsored by Nespresso, included …

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The Best Restaurants in Ireland Have Been Revealed – Did Your Favourite Make the Cut?

On a recent trip to Dublin, Nigella Lawson took to Twitter to gush about the elegant simplicity of a prune and mascarpone dessert. It seems Merrion Row’s Etto has won the heart of the Domestic Goddess and the nation as it scooped the title of Best Restaurant in Ireland last night. The Irish Restaurant Awards, …

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RTÉ Cooks Up Healthy Appetites With New Star Chef Studded TV Show

Healthy Appetite, presented by health food guru Pamela Flood, is RTÉ’s new fabulous food series. Pamela visits Ireland’s best chefs in their restaurants to watch them plate up their signature dishes. This exciting new food series sees some of Ireland’s top chefs go head to head in a cooking challenge with a twist -both chefs …

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TV3’s The Restaurant Returns To Our Screens With a Scrumptious First Episode – Get a Glimpse Behind the Scenes on TheTaste

The wait is finally over! The nation’s favourite food show is back with a bang this week, with the first episode of The Restaurant on TV3 this Wednesday at 9pm. This season sees a number of changes to the popular show, which is filmed in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Grill in Donnybrook. While the kitchen dream team …

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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire…Top Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Food Memories

We all have cherished food memories that make us close our eyes and immediately give us a Christmas feeling, or that one ingredient or dish that the festive season just wouldn’t be the same without. Dee Laffan spoke to a selection box of Ireland’s best chefs to find out what Christmas tastes like to them, …

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Syrian and Irish-Based Chefs to Create a “Far-Fetched Dinner” in Aid of Refugee Chefs

Four award-winning, Irish-based, foreign-born chefs host a dinner with their Syrian refugee counterparts, to highlight the universal and democratic power of the table this month. Chefs Damien Grey of Dublin’s Heron & Grey (from Australia), Takashi Miyazaki of Miyazaki in Cork (born in Japan), Jess Murphy of Kai in Galway (originally from New Zealand) and …

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Inaugural Athrú Conference Attracts International Acclaim

Following recent media coverage of the gender divide in Irish kitchens, Kai’s Jess Murphy set out with the goal of establishing a forum to highlight gender inequality in the Irish culinary and hospitality industry. Teaming up with fellow successful women in the food world such as Hilary O’Hagan Brennan, Director of Food at 3FE and …

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Athrú 2016 Conference on Gender Balance Takes Place in Galway this July

A group of chefs, restaurateurs and industry experts are gathering in Galway this month to examine gender roles in the culinary and hospitality sector. Taking place in 56 Central on Shop Street, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July, Athrú 2016: Empowering Women in the Culinary Arts in Ireland is the first conference of its kind …

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Ireland’s biggest Baking Festival for Food Lovers, Home Bakers and Cake Decorators – October 17th and 18th

Galway’s 3rd annual Bake Fest festival returns to Leisureland this October for two jammed-filled days of fun that will appeal to anyone who has a passion for baking. The two-day event is packed with demonstrations, classes and interactive workshops and runs from Saturday 17th October through Sunday 18th October. The event is devoted to all …

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Mung Bean Burger by Jess Murphy of Kai Cafe & Restaurant

This is an ideal veggie burger, and one we love at Kai. We serve our Mung Bean Burgers on Foccacia bread, but they also work great on a good quality Sourdough. Makes 4 Burgers Ingredients – 200g mung beans – 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced – 2 red onion, peeled and finely diced …

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Women in Food – Ireland’s Most Influential Women on the State of the Industry

This month we have been looking at the food industry in Ireland, how it has changed over the last few years and how it stands now. We talked to some of Ireland’s most influential women to get their views on food in Ireland. Sallyanne Clarke opened the restaurant with her husband Derry Clarke in 1989. …

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