A celebration of Grandmothers


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. Jill says:

    This is such a lovely idea. I really like the idea of the generations sharing food and recipes together!

  2. Caroline says:

    Since the arrival of Little Missy, I think I’ve become more aware of that and appreciative of what I got from my own grandmothers. She’s lucky enough to have one doting Nana down the road and another over in New Zealand who’s coming to visit her in June!

  3. Jill says:

    That’s nice as well for Little M to have grandmothers from different countries, two different sets of recipes 🙂

  4. Caroline says:

    Two different sets of recipes and two different sets of traditions! I must dig out the photocopies that I have of one of the Husband’s grandmother’s hand written recipe collections. I loved her recipe for Ginger Gems and made them several times when I was in New Zealand but I know there are other dishes there that are definitely worth trying out. Between that and Full and Plenty, Little Missy will be getting plenty of old-school cooking!

  5. Hi, Just to let you know that there is an All Ireland Food & Drinks Skills Conference on in Cromleach Lodge, Sligo on Wednesday 20th May 2009.I am involved in a Food Training Network and we have organised this day long event on facing challenges and opportunities, promoting products and where to cut costs and differentiate in the Food & Drinks business.If you would like more information click on http://www.taste4success.ie or email me and I will send you the brochure.ThanksSharon SweeneyCannaboe Confectionerywww.cacamilis.com

  6. Caroline says:

    I don’t think I’ll make it this time, Sharon, but thank you for sending on the information. Hope it goes well for you!

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