Author: Cathal

New York Sour

New York Sour

I don’t think anyone would be too surprised to know that two of my favourite things in life are red wine and whiskey. Both are seductive, alluring, and complex drinks and so the idea of mixing them together one could…

Food on the Edge 2017 – Preview

Food on the Edge 2017 – Preview

The run-up to October and the eagerly anticipated return of the annual Food on the Edge symposium is heating up with the recent announcement of this year’s theme; ‘Action: Reaction’ at the official Irish launch held recently on the 19th…

Arriabiata Sauce with Pangrattato

Arriabiata Sauce with Pangrattato

Part of the everlasting and enduring appeal of Italian food is its simplicity, sometimes taking just a handful of ingredients and maximising the potential from these few. Arrabiata is one such dish essentially consisting of fresh or dried chillies, garlic,…

Cong Food Village Festival 2017

Cong Food Village Festival 2017

Cong has long had a history of being synonymous with food and celebration. Ashford Castle, the venue of many a feast and party, stands proud in its manicured gardens surveying the town and it’s neighbouring Lodge. Now, along with the…

Review: Armorica, Galway

Review: Armorica, Galway

As a native I can confidently say that we’ve never been too bestowed with fantastic dining in Oranmore. There have been a plethora of open and shut takeaways and others that indeed have become a mainstay on main street. Plenty…

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

The lack of connection to the seasons, what grows and when, is a bittersweet consequence of modern transport and associated technologies. Believe me I’m as guilty as the next person for buying strawberries in winter because the supermarket allows me…

Food Producer Series – Gannet Fishmongers

Food Producer Series – Gannet Fishmongers

“Do what you do but to its best possibilities” – Stefan Griesbach As for most people who fall in love, for Stefan it too occurred by chance. How to we pinpoint the moment of that kindling fire? Perhaps there isn’t…

Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potato Curry)

Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potato Curry)

A popular side dish in Punjab, the northern Indian state, Saag (Spinach) Aloo (Potato) is a delicious dry curry dish incorporating main ingredients commonly found in your larder. It can be difficult to find flavoursome, appealing and yet simple vegetarian…

Food Producer Series – Ballymakenny Farm

Food Producer Series – Ballymakenny Farm

It is really satisfying to grow for a market that appreciates what you grow. They appreciate good food grown with care I’m beginning this series to hopefully highlight the work, challenges but ultimately the incredible passion and talent of a…

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak – Larder360 Box Challenge

The Essential Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak – Larder360 Box Challenge

Choosing your cut: Fillet, striploin, rib-eye, whatever you decide there are a couple of things to consider. Price is certainly one, flavour is the other. T-bone combines both the striploin and the fillet with a central bone but there are…