Playing with your food – and eating it: IFBA in Dublin


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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8 Responses

  1. ha ha, lovely write-up, thanks caroline! it really was great fun. well done again on the launch of the fab IFBA and it was lovely to get to know you and all the other foodies a bit better! s x

  2. Caroline says:

    I had a lot to choose from, Sharon, but that line I just couldn’t resist! We all really enjoyed the day. Thank you for agreeing to do it, for coming out to dinner that night – and for giving me such a great excuse to increase stock of colourful tea towels, crockery and cooking dishes at the cottage. Roll on the next event!

  3. Caroline, what a fabulous write up on Saturday’s event. I am wincing over how amazing the launch meal at L. Mulligan G was…have been twice and loved it all, but really wished I would’ve been there to celebrate with you all! See you again soon. Imen xx PS love your Lyric stuff, really lovely.

  4. Caroline says:

    Sounds like you had an occasion of your own going on that night. Hope you enjoyed being a flapper!There’ll surely be other nights in L Mulligan so we’ll be able to raise a glass together then. Are you coming along to the Milk Market Meet? And thank you for the compliment on my Lyric work!

  5. Caroline,Great write up! Spent yesterday afternoon practising my set up shots! Had, of course, to stop at Cath Kidson on the way home too!Sorry I won’t make it to Milk Market…. rugby calls!Margaret

  6. TheGlutton says:

    Fabulous post – both events sound like such fun and I am so sorry to have missed them! I am looking at my poor old Fuji FinePix with a lot less love these days and hankering after a ‘proper’ camera when I see all of the amazing pics produced buy so many of the food bloggers. Glad to hear that it isn’t necessary to make the grub inedible – I don’t think I could bring myself to do that to my grub 🙂

  7. Lucy says:

    Hi Caroline was gret to meet you, was a fantastic day, I’m off to make a raid on some charity shops to increase my plate and cutlery collection. I’m dying to get some serious shots out in the next while, natural light ready. What can I say about Mulligans – it was a fantastic meal, loved the matching beers, and that mayonnaise is just incredible! Thanks for all the hard work in organising x

  8. Caroline says:

    @Margaret I heard you were having a great time in the Cath Kidson shop! Will be looking forward to seeing the results soon.

    @TheGlutton I feel your little camera pain. I haven’t been able to justify splashing out on a proper one up to this but I can see why it could become necessary. Of course, had I the time for actually styling and photographing I could justify it all the more…

    @Lucy had a great time meeting you and Lu last Saturday. Am loving that napkin on your French Onion Soup, beautifully styled! I’d go back to Mulligans just for that mayo and those chips – but I wouldn’t be able to resist lots of the other yummy things on the menu too. And some more sherry!

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