Category: Culture File on RTÉ Lyric FM

Loaves and Fishes Supper Club, courtesy of lillyhiggins.blogspot.com 4

Underground Dining: The Loaves and Fishes Supper Club

Blogger Lilly Higgins runs an underground restaurant called the Loaves and Fishes Supper Club and I interviewed her for a feature that was broadcast on Lyric fm’s Culture File last week. As the piece was very short, I couldn’t use very much of her interview but, seeing as there is so much interest in the whole idea of underground dining at the moment, here’s a podcast of the chat we had at her home in Cobh last month.

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Lyric fm: Chocolate at Christmas – 300 years ago

Mary Cannon's Commonplace Book

It wouldn’t be at all unusual to come across something like Chocolate Cream or Whipped Chocolate Syllabub on a modern day menu. What is surprising is that these are dishes that may have been eaten at an Irish Christmas celebration during the 1700s, at least from the evidence of Mary Cannon’s Commonplace Book.

Aasif Mandvi in Today's Special, directed by David Kaplan 3

Lyric fm: Today’s Special at the Cork Film Festival

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My Culture File report for Lyric fm on the Slow Food screening of Today’s Special during this year’s Cork Film Festival is now online and can be listened to here.

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Lyric FM: McCarthy’s Black Pudding

Brotherhood of the Knights of the Black Pudding at McCarthy's Butchers in Kanturk

There was a rich, savoury smell in the autumn air as a band marched down the crowded streets of Kanturk, leading a white and crimson velvet-gowned troup. The members of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Black Pudding had travelled from France to pay tribute to the gold medal-winning black pudding of father and son butchers Jack and Tim McCarthy.


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