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Five Food Trends for 2016

Clean eating. This one is not going away. We are more conscious than ever of the effect food has on our health. The biggest-selling cookbooks these days are chock-full of recipes with quinoa, freekeh, avocados and raw vegetables. Less meat in our diets. Too much red meat is bad for us. We know this. Generations … Read more…

The Perfect Irish Potato Bread Recipe

This traditional Irish griddle bread has humble origins. It is just as happy with some sausage and bacon as it is pimped up for a dinner party with smoked salmon and sour cream.   Potato bread Makes 8 pieces 500g mashed potato (seasoned with salt, pepper and mashed with butter) 50 g plain flour ¼ … Read more…

The Foods of Athenry philosophy

  There is an amazing range of baked goodies from the Lawless family who own The Foods of Athenry. Our particular favourites at the moment are their Cranberry and Hazelnut Gourmet Sodabread Toasts- SO good with goats’ cheese and chutney. They are crunchy but the addition of buttermilk means they manage to retain some moisture … Read more…

What’s in our first Flavor Box

Irish Artisan Food Products

We have deliberated long and hard over what is in our first Flavor Box. There is just SO much to choose from. These are the final seven which made the grade. Order yours now at www.irishtasteclub.com and do let us know what you think. We love feedback. Our producers do too.   WILD About Nettle … Read more…

Christmas Tree Brownies

  Enjoy festive baking fun this Christmas with Boutique Bake’s Christmas Tree Brownies.  These delicious brownies are the perfect seasonal treat and not only make gorgeous gifts but look great on a party platter too.  Boutique Bake’s easy to make mixes mean that even the kids can help with this recipe.   Makes Approx. 10 … Read more…

Shhh..two new Irish chefs to watch.

  I’m a big fan of pop-up restaurants. Often the food is better than regular services because the chefs can really express themselves with the ingredients. There is no choice so diners have to take a leap of faith too. Both sides are willing to take a risk and try new things. So it was … Read more…

Cocoa Bean Hot Chocolate Their Way

LOVE this range

We love this company’s products. They’re based in the beautiful Ring of Kerry near the Skellig Islands. They know their chocolate and how to prepare it. So when you get yours in your Flavor Box, here’s what to do! 1. Heat your milk in a saucepan (about 200ml, or a mugful, per serving) 2. Add … Read more…

Where food comes from

Provenance is a BIG trend in food these days, but shouldn’t we always know where our food comes from? What we eat has a huge impact on our health and well-being, not to mention the importance of eating something that tastes as it should, but for a long time, we lost our way. The advent … Read more…

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