Author: Cathal

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

Goat meat is not one that we are traditionally or historically associated with her in Ireland. Commonly used in African, Middle Eastern and South American cuisines it’s not culturally a meat that many of us are familiar with, no less…

Whiting with Roast Potatoes, Chorizo, and Chargrilled Broccoli

Whiting with Roast Potatoes, Chorizo, and Chargrilled Broccoli

Black Pollock and Wild Garlic Mussels

Black Pollock and Wild Garlic Mussels

When it comes to food many of us cling to the familiar. It’s easy, we know what we are going to get, and the potential drama from questioning children or spouses often push us back there to that safety net…

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Food has this mystical ability to conjure up with it a whole variety of memories and associated feelings. For me, this soup always reminds me of the warm blanket that is the kindness and thoughtfulness of friendship, having first had…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Stock; the mothering life agent of so many sauces. The curer of illness and the base source of wellness. The heart of soups and risottos, it’s the soul in your bouillon and the pep in your Boulangère. It’s the core…

Review: Tartare, Galway

Review: Tartare, Galway

Beckett’s “We are all born mad” in fluorescent neon pink adorns the wall in Tartare, Galway’s newest venture by chef JP McMahon and Drigin Gaffey. Perhaps this is a proclamation from the pair, leaving the perceived safety nest of Massimo…

Christmas Wine Recommendations 2017

Christmas Wine Recommendations 2017

Christmas is certainly a time for embracing the familiar, treating ourselves to what we know and love best. And yet while a time of indulgence it also represents an opportunity to try out something new. The problem arises however when…

Food Producer Series – Old Farm

Food Producer Series – Old Farm

3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days later we had 42 baby pigs and we were suddenly in the pig farming business – Margaret O’Farrell Making our way up the drive we pass by a sign that reads, “Slow down,…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Heart-warming isn’t always synonymous with healthy. When we think of comfort food we often evoke images of rich sauces, gravies, smooth buttery mash potato and puddings laden with equal amounts of decadence and guilt. Then there are dishes that cross…

Food on the Edge 2017: A Reaction

Food on the Edge 2017: A Reaction

Action is the bridge between intentions and reality… Intentions are lovely but actions are stronger – Margot Janse In opening with Dominic MacSorely, CEO of Concern international, this year’s Food on the Edge symposium made a clear statement of the…