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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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  1. Anne says:

    Hi Caroline, seeing as it is coming up to christmas and you being the brill foodie! I’m wondering do you know of anywhere i could purchase beef suet? Atora is one brand yet it seems to be very diffiult to find as are jam pot covers e.g Raytex. has to be the ones with the wax discs and cellophane. This is all part of L.C. Home Ec assignment so hoping you can help a desperate teacher!!

  2. Caroline says:

    Anne, I must confess that suet is not something that I have ever bought. My Nana used to find it indigestible so we never used it in mince pies or plum pudding.When I was in Ballymaloe last year, Darina mentioned Atora – I think it seems to be the only brand on offer on the shelves – but she also said that you can buy suet from the butcher and prepare it yourself, shredding it finely and making sure that you avoid including flesh or blood veins. To be honest, I just replace it with butter in my Christmas recipes.The jam pot covers are not easy to track down either, are they? I’ve given up on using them and just store all the decent lids available for reuse. I’m not sure it fits in with your home ec class though! Where are you in the country? In Cork there are some good cookware shops that would be worth checking out – Brennans on Oliver Plunkett Street and there’s one on Carey’s Lane called Delia’s, I think.

  3. declan ryan says:

    caroline, mislaid your phone number for the recipe, phone me with itagain.regards declan

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