Food writing in the digital age: Irish Examiner feature - Donal Skehan on Irish Examiner for digital food media feature

Irish Examiner - 15 July 2013

My feature article on food writing in the digital age for Irish Examiner is now online from this link:

Developing a taste for digital delights

Putting things online is never an exact science! The panel, with extra links and reading, which  accompanied the feature in print didn’t make it to the website so I’ve reproduced it below.

More reading
Five food blogs to check out
Keep updated about the latest food issues with Suzanne Campbell’s news reports on what we’re eating.
An American TV producer turned Irish farmer’s wife, Imen McDonnell mixes her distinctive take on from-the-farm recipes with gorgeous photography, styling and news about Small Green Fields, her recent film on Irish food.
Having set up his mother’s food blog ( ) when he was seven, 11-year-old Jack O’Dea now has his own space with recipes, photos and a list of cures for hiccups.
This Irishwoman lives near Paris and has a refreshingly no-nonsense Irish-French perspective on good food.
Inspiring photography and creative recipes from Katie Quinn Davies, a Dublin native now based in Sydney, Australia.

Useful food websites

Food apps
Follow fellow food obsessed people on Instagram and Twitter (both free) for stunning images, trends and up to the minute food news. Good Irish Instagramers to follow: @Kitchen72 @EdibleIreland @WiseMona @MalachyGeelan @WildFlourKate

Still loving print: Irish and international food magazines
Feast: A Dinner Journal –
Showcasing Irish food producers and celebrating seasonal produce, the multi-talented Donal Skehan photographed this lush magazine. The feast you’ll wish you’d been invited to.

Lucky Peach –
Co-founded by Momofuku’s David Chang, each issue features writing, recipes and photography on a central theme, printed on satisfyingly thick matte paper. Find issue #1 on eBay for over $300.

Sweet Paul –
Stylist Paul Lowe Einlyng is a curator extraordinaire, pulling together a collection of beautifully photographed food and craft for his Sweet Paul magazine.

Slice –
Michelle Darmody of Dublin’s Cake Café is a fan of good design so it’s no surprise that Slice, a collection of personal stories about food from Irish chefs, writers and artists has such a distinctive look.

The Art of Eating –
Edited by the authorative Edward Behr since 1986, this quarterly focuses on quality and often traditional food and wine, where to find it and who produces it. 

Food writing in the digital age: John McKenna, The McKennas’ Guides
Food writing in the digital age: David Kiernan, Kitchen 72
Food writing in the digital age: Aoife McElwain, I Can Has Cook

What’s your go-to site for food news and views? All suggestions welcome!



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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