Murphy’s Ice Cream and a new Irish blogger


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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4 Responses

  1. Kieran says:

    Thanks for that, Caroline! Much appreciated.Let me know how you get on with the hot chocolate. It’s a simple recipe, but we keep coming back to it.Unfortunately there is little demand outside the shops (and even there the eyebrows raise) for Mango chili, but we do a mango sorbet in tubs…

  2. Caroline says:

    I may have to go looking for that mango sorbet and add my own chilli…wasn’t Conor recently talking about someone pouring sweet chilli sauce over ice cream?! I will indeed keep you updated about experiments with your hot chocolate and, if this current cold snap continues, the first experiment might not be too far off…

  3. Kieran says:

    I actually love the combination of sweet and spicy, which is why I’m mad about Thai. Mango chutney is one of my favorites and gave the idea for the ice cream. It’s also great for keeping warm!

  4. Caroline says:

    I’m a real fan of chilli/chocolate interactions which has led to interesting comments from guests in the past when I’ve served up a Chilli and Cinnamon Chocolate pudding without warning! When I bought some Mexican chocolate at Aji – a food shop in New Zealand which used to stock the most amazing spices – the owner recommended me to add a little chilli when I used it for hot chocolate and she was right, it gave it amazing depth and zing. I’ve always liked unexpected flavour combinations. Green and Black’s chocolate recipe book has some amazing ones, including one for Vodka Chilli Chocolates…there are some times when I really wish I hadn’t had to leave that book in New Zealand.

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