Donal Skehan, over on Good Mood Food, has been putting a list of Irish food bloggers together in advance of tomorrow’s Bord Bia bloggers event and there are now – count ’em – more than 40. It’s a long way from the empty slate in March 2005 when Bibliocook took its first tentative steps into the world!
I remember the excitement when I first discovered early bloggers like Ice Cream Ireland, Bubble Brothers, Val’s Kitchen, Italian Foodies and Martin Dwyer, many of whom I have also met in person since. In the first couple of years of the Irish Blog Awards, there was no need of a special food and drink section but, by 2008, there were more than enough of us to warrant our own category. Now it seems like there are more people to discover every day and, thanks to Damien Mulley, FoodFight.ie is a great way of keeping up with what’s happening.
I’m looking forward putting more faces on the names, recipes and writing tomorrow – and a great deal of thanks is due to Bord Bia and Donal Skehan for all the organising! Anyone interested in car pooling from North Cork?