Open Day at the Good Things Café

The Good Things Café in Durrus is holding a pre-Christmas Open Day next Sunday, 14 December, from 12 noon to 4pm. Its chef-owner, Carmel Somers, was one of the people that I interviewed for Foodtalk on Newstalk. We spent an afternoon talking about the time she first tasted limes in boarding school, heading off to Paris to work in kitchens there, cooking for Jane Grigson in London and how she uses spices with readily available Irish ingredients like turnip and cabbage.

She is paired in the Spices programme with Arun Kapil of Green Saffron, which will be broadcast on Sunday 11 January. The cafe is in a gorgeous location, out on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork, so it’s well worth a visit. There’s more information below.

Dear Good Things Friends,We will have an open day on Sunday 14th December from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.Christmas goodies will be available – Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings, a wide selection of quality wines and other delicious items.We also have available a comprehensive book selection along with high quality pots, pans, knives and other “must have” cook’s goodies.Felt hats, jewelry and pulse warmers by Christina Jasmin Roser (West Cork Craft & Design Guild) will also be on there.Everyone is welcome, so do drop by and say hello, we would love to see you all and you can pick up those last-minute gifts and treats for yourselves.Many thanks for all your support and custom throughout the year and we wish you all a very happy and tasty Christmas and all the best for 2009.Carmel & the Good things Cafe Team



Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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