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Irish Artisans hit New York

We’re on the countdown now to one of the biggest days in the Irish calendar – St Patrick’s Day and with the growing demand for Irish artisan food across the US, food events like these are popping up across the country. We’re delighted to be associated with Fare Plate in NYC. We’re one of the … Read more…

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5 amazing facts you never knew about Irish food!

Ireland is now home to over 5 vineyards When you think of wine, you may think of France, Italy and Spain, or even New World vineyards in Australia, Chile or the US. Rarely does Irish wine enter the conversation. Yet our involvement with the grape goes back 16 centuries and its expertise has guided the … Read more…

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Here’s how to make Boxty

We Irish are very inventive with our potatoes. One of the most traditional ways to eat them, especially in the border counties, is boxty.  Boxty is a potato pancake which is basically fried grated potato. This is a very forgiving recipe. The soapier the potato, the better! It’s our version of a rosti and it’s … Read more…

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Galway Food Festival celebrates 100 Years of Food

Galway is the place to be this Easter weekend. Galway Food Festival returns from March 24th-28th and the theme this year coincides with the Easter Rising Centenary Programme. The festival will be a celebration of 100 Years of Irish Food.   Draft plans include an extended food trail, cookery demonstrations at the Druid Theatre and … Read more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Irish Artisan Food Products

What’s in our first Flavor Box

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…

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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…

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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…

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