Listen – Foodtalk: Spices with Arun Kapil and Carmel Somers


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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6 Responses

  1. jordao says:

    HelloWe are a blog from the midle o the Atlantic.Sorry for being in portuguese but you still see some photos from Azores

  2. Kieran says:

    I enjoyed the show. Arun certainly has amazing energy, and it was good to hear from Carmel. Good, spicy program!

  3. Caroline says:

    I’ve been meaning to make Carmel’s roast turnip with fresh ginger since I did that interview but I still can’t bring myself to buy a turnip! I’m really looking forward to reading her cookbook.

  4. Daily Spud says:

    Lovely program Caroline – just listened to the podcast. I’m itching to try some cabbage with juniper and garlic, as well as some turnip and ginger, not to mention getting my hands on some of Arun’s spices!

  5. Caroline says:

    That cabbage/juniper/ginger combination is gorgeous – so easy to make and absolutly delicious! Where are you based in the country? Arun sells through markets in Cork and Limerick. His website is and he will send spices to you if you email him.

  6. Daily Spud says:

    I’m based in Dublin and I see from the green saffron website that there are a couple of places up here that carry their spices (so I think I’ll be hot-footing it to Len’s Lentil Stall at the Temple Bar market this Saturday to see what they have and, otherwise, will drop them an email directly). Thanks Caroline.

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