Slow Food and with Eight Degrees Brewing

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Time to grab some beer and head out for a couple of events with Eight Degrees Brewing.

First up, I’m taking part in a Slow Food East Cork event at Ballymaloe Cookery School tomorrow night with Cam, aka the Eight Degrees Brewing Aussie. He’ll be talking about Irish craft beer, microbrewing and setting up a small food business in the middle of a recession while I’ll be concentrating on encouraging everyone to savour, match and cook with Irish craft beer. There will be tastings! And we may even have some Chocolate and Knockmealdown Porter Brownies, if they don’t all get eaten before I can leave the cottage.

We kick off at 7pm in Ballymaloe Cookery School on Tuesday 19 February and admission is €6 for Slow Food Members and €8 for non Slow Food Members. All proceeds go to the East Cork Slow Food Educational Project. You can let us know that you’re coming – so we can make sure we have enough brownies to go round! – by phone (021 4646785) or email (

Update 05 March 2013:
A great start to the week from Wood and Chocolate
Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 7……Inspired! from Carolanne’s Kitchen

On 21 March, the inimitable Damien Mulley is putting together an event that will take place in Triskel Christchurch in Cork – a spot I used to frequent back when it was the Cork Archives Instutite. will have people from a variety of businesses and organisations sharing their personal stories, talking about how they started and what they’ve learned. So far, the line up includes Will McInnes (Culture Shock), Richard Seabrooke (Offset), Daragh Murphy (Hairy Baby), Pat Phelan (TrustEv) and Jo Mangan (Performance Corporation). Also on the bill is yours truly, talking about Irish craft beer and Eight Degrees Brewing – I’ll be hoping to bring along a few samples, just to make sure everyone concentrates (or not!) on what I’m saying

The event takes place on Thursday 21 March from 10am and will run until 4.30pm. Lunch is included in the ticket price (Damien thinks circa €65-€70) and you can pre-register for tickets and see more updates here.




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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2 Responses

  1. Peter Clifton says:

    Great event, great beer! Really enjoyed a most informative evening a Ballymaloe Cookery School. Well done & thanks!

    • Caroline Caroline says:

      Thanks Peter. As you may have noticed, we really enjoyed ourselves as well! A great crowd and lots of interesting questions. See you next time?!

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