Boiled, Baked & Basted, the brilliant RTÉ Radio 1 programme that I mentioned in October, featuring chefs and cooks talking about their favourite cookbooks, sadly came to an end on 30 December. A simple but effective format – just the voice of the interviewee, interspersed by actors reading from cookbooks that they mentioned – made this essential listening for the cosy Saturday nights that we spent in the cottage. You can listen back to the whole 13-programme series on the all-new redesigned RTÉ.ie website here.
I’ve just discovered another informal wine course in Dublin. This one is on in The Vaults and starts on Tuesday 13 February at 6.30pm. The sessions are hosted by a Master of Wines from Findlater Grants and run every second Tuesday for four weeks, costing €35 per person per night. More information is online here (they also do a – pricy – cookery course and details for that are here).
Tuesday 13 February
Wines from Australia
Tuesday 27 February
Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from around the world
Tuesday 13 March
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from around the world
Tuesday 27 March
Wines from Italy