An Irish Butcher Shop by Pat Whelan


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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5 Responses

  1. Gary Gubbins says:

    Higreat post…Just to let you know, Pat will be on stage as part of the Tipperary Food Prodùcers’ Cooking at Christmas event on November 10th in associaiton with Bord Bia.Gary

  2. TheGlutton says:

    This book sounds brilliant – a definitely on my cookbook wishlist. And I love the cover – it already looks like the kind of book that will be coveted by our children when they are older.

  3. Vicky says:

    Wow Caroline, what a great idea for a book, I got a Good Housekeeping Book for Christmas when i was 12 with all the veg’s & cuts of meat & different dishes.It is really something everyone should know. Great idea, i’m defo not one for offal dishes, altho my mum luv’s pig’s tongue & my gran used to love tripe.Not really my cuppa tea!! Best of luck Friday Vick x

  4. Claire O'Sullivan says:

    Ms Hennessy,How the hell are you? Was looking at a press release on kilkenny fest and saw you, then looked up your blog. I love it! I am the world’s worst cook..yet I love good food blogs…I kind of get a jealous kick out of the zeal of all you cooks..Also saw your gorgeous pics on Weekend back a few weeks ago. Looks like you’re living the rural idyll! Good for you lady! Text me when you’re in Cork some day. Would love to have a coffee. Has been a long time.Claire

  5. Caroline says:

    @Gary thanks for letting me know about the Christmas event – and lovely to meet you at FoodCamp!

    @The Glutton it’s already coveted by Little Missy. She keeps pointing at the pic and saying “yum, yum”. She obviously knows a good thing when she sees it.

    @Vicky you sound so like me! I was a child obsessed with cookbools as well, even learning how to eat artichokes from pictures in one of my mother’s few cookbooks. That skill has stood me in good stead since!

    @Claire had to laugh when I turned the page of the Examiner Weekend – from my turkeys to your cooking panics! Did you not cook us all dinner when you lived off Thomas Street? I do remember you bringing your younger brother (?) to one of our food nights at Richmond Hill and he being most disappointed because the curry wasn’t hot enough. Ah, funny days! Will definitely try and catch up some day in Cork.

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