Housekeeping: Food reports and Irish blogs
There were two interesting food pieces on RTÉ news programmes over the weekend – Jennie O’Sullivan reported on a Slow Food Ireland promotion at a farmers’ market in Kinsale on the Six One News and there was also a feature on Morning Ireland about the new farmers’ market in Ballymun.
Also, here are a few more new Irish food blogs…
Eat Drink Live: I missed Limerick-based Laura’s blog last time round but fortunately Val pointed her out. She is currently running a monthly muffin recipe on the site (check out the fabulous Paddy’s Day ones here) and – as a result of her blog – has just started supplying Italian deli La Cucina with muffins, cookies and other assorted sweet stuff.
Italian Foodies: speaking of La Cucina, owners Lorraine and Bru have their own blog at Italian Foodies. Lots of simple Italian recipes, information on Italian foodstuffs and lessons on how to eat like an Italian.
Eat Me Drink Me: Abulafia’s inspired experiments with Homecured Bacon and Pork Rillette are well worth reading. Plus she’s also a fan of one of my favourite seasonal cookbooks, The Cook and The Gardener by Amanda Hesser.
Quirky Blog: Quirky Kitchen.ie has its own wee blog on the go, with a few recipes – just beware of straying on to the rest of the site which has lots of lovely bakeware, my favourite cast iron pots, all kinds of useful gadgets – and they deliver free in Dublin for orders over €100.