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Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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9 Responses

  1. I used to LOVE Bourville as a kid — Give us the results of those taste tests –And — you guys have Starbucks in New Zealand, right? Take the Starbucks Challenge!

  2. JP says:

    CH,I just had a nice piece of my mother’s chocolate cake with some vanilla ice cream. I’m getting a huge ass. Can I say that here?I just spent three months touring America and had some amazing food. Sorry to say, no Irish smoked salmon.See you back in Dublin?JP

  3. Caroline says:

    green LA girl: challenge accepted! I haven’t been into Starbucks in New Zealand yet so this should be interesting. As regards chocolate, Bournville bars are great in hot chocolate but are a little one-dimensional otherwise.

    JP: You just can’t beat the Irish smoked salmon, can you?! Glad to hear that you didn’t starve on your way around the States – and that you’re doing so well on the home-baking front now! See you back in Dublin.

  4. Barbara says:

    Caroline – This week I saw pomegranates in the shops for the first time ever in New Zealand. Could not bring myself to pay $5.99 for one when I used to get them free from my Grandfathers garden.

  5. tash says:

    Regards from NY. Enjoy the chocolate and the book.P.S Read “Pomegranate Soup” and its amazing. Try the Lentil Soup..Its Ballykissangel and Chocolat all in one!!!

  6. Caroline says:

    Barbara: I saw pomegranates for sale here as well – and also blanched at the price, even though they were a dollar cheaper here in Christchurch. I’m certainly not going to be investing!Tash: I just came across the Red Lentil Soup that you mentioned. Spicy and lentilly – it sounds like something right up my street!

  7. Chris says:

    Pomegranate Soup is great and so is Red Lentil Soup. The Book is brill. Love the BlogChris

  8. Caroline says:

    Thanks Chris! I’m just started the book and, although it is warm and summery here in NZ at the moment, I figure that the lentil soup is going to be very useful when I get back to the Irish winter. I’m really enjoying the book and you can tell Marsha that I’m loving her mouthwatering descriptions of the food!

  9. Chris says:

    Enjoy and look forward to reading your reviewChris