Growing like crazy – and a wedding


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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13 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    Congratulations on the soon-to-be husband Caroline! I love that you are honeymooning in Ireland, the Cote d’Azur has nothing on West Cork in the sun!

  2. bibliochef says:

    So, I admit it, this comment has nothing to do with your entry. I just wanted to say I like the name bibliocook — I use bibliochef at my site, Cooking with Ideas — — was given the anonymous moniker by my parter (who on occasion has called herself bibliobabe.)

  3. Lorraine says:

    Have a fabulous day Caroline, I hope the weather is good to you! Enjoy the honeymoon!!

  4. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the good wishes Laura and Lorraine. If the weather stays anything like it is today, we’ll be completely sorted for our Cote d’Azur-type honeymoon!It’s good to hear from more bibliofriends out there! I got the name Bibliocook as I’m a member of the Bibliofemme bookclub – nice to meet a bibliochef too.

  5. Deborah says:

    Caroline – all the gardening is making me jealous. I don’t know how you do it all.I hope you have the wedding of your dreams and everything goes perfectly! Let’s hope the weather sticks around! We will want to see pictures you know! 😉 Best of luck!

  6. Caroline says:

    Believe me, Deborah, it’s all squeezed into the weekends! So much so, in fact, that on Sunday’s when we set off for Dublin, the Boyfriend and I are so tired that we have to take turns driving while the other grabs a catnap in the passenger seat. We’re really looking forward to spending next week at the cottage and not having to race back to Dublin after a couple of nights!

  7. haydn says:

    Caroline – my apologies. The organic pack is here by my side and if you’re passing by you can alleviate my guilt and get some great John Masters hair products. Please come and get them!!

  8. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptuals Caroline – hope you have a wonderful day which leaves you with many warm memories to cherish throughout a long, happy life together.Very envious of your honeymooning in West Cork – holidayed in Baltimore last summer and feasted on wonderful food. Here are some suggestions, many of which I’m sure are already on your list:The Good Things Cafe – Opening for the summer on June 22nd, but if the dates suit, would be an amazing culinary end to your honeymoon.Mossies in Adrigole – A little hidden gem, worth a trip for the cottage gardens & sea views aloneTaste Deli, Casteltownbere Delicious little boxes of Gubeen delights for a picnic in heaven!O’Callaghan Walshe in Rosscarbery is a great seafood restaurant.and I’m sure you’d love: Otto’s Creative Catering in Dunworley.If you’re in Baltimore, it’s worth checking out Inishbeg I’m sure you have already organised accommodation, but it’s worth trying to get a look at their gardens if you can. They have a lovely walled organic garden and offer freshly laid hens eggs to guests. Their head gardner is full of helpful tips on organic gardening.Speaking of gardening, you’d also really enjoy Peppermint Farm where Doris & Achim have a wonderful herb nursery. Got some gorgeous verbena there last year and have been enjoying delicious teas ever since!That’s probably more than enough!Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time.

  9. Maria says:

    Hi Caroline,Sounds like the garden is thriving!!! Looking forward to the wedding – see you Saturday!

  10. Caroline says:

    Thanks for all the suggestions Jenny – do you know, a lot of those places had slipped my mind. Haven’t had much of a chance to do my research for the area. It’s all getting a bit mad busy around here this week!Hayden – would love to call in to you while we’re about, especially if the weather is anything like it is here today, with plenty of thunderstorms. Fingers crossed we make it.Maria, looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Think you’re going to have plenty of cousins come to stay!!

  11. Maeve says:

    Caroline, I’ve just figured out from the various comments that the wedding was probably on Saturday. Hope you had a fantastic day, congratulations!! Hope you have a very happy and long life together. Next time you’re in Cork give me a bell and we’ll meet up for a celebratory coffee. We were celebrating Lizzie’s first birthday on the 16th we had a wonderful party. Enjoy the honeymoon. Love Maeve

  12. Cameron Wallace says:

    Hi Scott and Caz,Where are the wedding photos. hope the week down in Baltimore was fantastic. I’m still recovering from the crazy dancing at your wedding, sorry, party.Cam

  13. Caroline says:

    Thank you Maeve – will definitely have to meet up the next time I’m down in Cork. Life should be a lot calmer from now on! And am looking forward to meeting Lizzy the next time too.No photos yet, Cam, and you aren’t the only one recovering from the crazy dancing! And thank you for The Cook’s Companion. Just what the Kiwi wants – an Australian cookbook in the kitchen! I love it and it’s getting referenced on everything from silverbeet gluts to ingredients that will go with the rhubarb sitting in the fridge. Think it’s going to be particularly useful for dealing with the produce of our demented garden!

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