EBBP#5 – the parcel arrives…with a warning!


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. Lexi says:

    Caroline, I’m so happy you liked the package! And that the cloudberry jam was a hit because some people don’t really like the taste of them, go figure…Have you tried the sockerdricka yet? I’m curious to know if you have anything similar to it…

  2. Jeanne says:

    Wow – that’s quite a haul! And I have to say that this is the first EBBP parcel that I’ve seen with a health warning!?! Great stuff in there – and I hope the dogs appreicated the imported homemade sugar cookies 😉

  3. Caroline says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying the cloudberry jam, Lexi, even though it’s only gotten as far as Mum’s scones so far! I’ll have to make sure there’s enough to try with ice cream and blue cheese – although perhaps not together. I gave the sockerdricka a few days of settling after the rigours of the journey and am drinking it as I type. The Boyfriend described it as sweet and dry at the same time and I thought it tasted like an Irish drink, beloved of childhood, called red lemonade. I haven’t tasted it in years, though, so I might be mistaken. Will have to drink and muse a little more!I think the dogs loved the cookies, Jeanne. They had such a sheepish (or would it be dogish?) look when my mother caught them at it but that only happened because they were making sure that the last possible crumb was licked from the tinfoil!

  4. Lexi says:

    hah the cookies are really sweet so i bet the dogs loved them!and if i’d known the cloudberry jam would be such a hit i’d have bought a bigger jar… good to know next time 😉

  5. Pille says:

    Lovely parcel you’ve got there Caroline – especially the cloudberry jam:) Let me know what you think of the rye bread/cracker, blue cheese (Cashel is wonderful!!!) and cloudberry jam combo, if you get a chance to try it!Thanks for mentioning my blog!

  6. Lil says:

    oooo pickled herrings are good! esp one with mustard… 🙂

  7. Clivia says:

    How cool of Lexi to send you surströmming! It is an absolute favourite of mine. And yes, it is smelly but it doesn´t taste as it smells! Don´t eat the fillets plain, it is too strong. They should be accompanied by lots of boiled new potatoes, finely chopped onion and a little sourcream. Good luck!By the way, some people open the tin in a bucket of water to prevent spraying!

  8. Caroline says:

    Lexi – It’s always great to try something that you’ve never had before, only read about, so cloudberry jam was perfect. I am anticipating, with interest, the opening of the surströmming!Pille – Last night I was hoping to pick up some rye bread at my local shop, the normally well-stocked Mortons in Ranelagh, only to discover that they seem to be doing a clear-out at the moment and any kind of alternative bread is few and far between. I’ll keep an eye out, though, and let you know how I get on when I do find it. And you’re right, Cashel Blue is yummy. You’ll have to try Crozier Blue next!Lil – Mustard does sound like a good idea.Clivia – Thanks for the tips. New potatoes, onion and sour cream….mmmm! How long do you think the surströmming will be happy to sit round in its tin? It’s already bulging alarmingly!

  9. food anime says:

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