Bloom 2011 – and beer


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. Daily Spud says:

    My only regret is that I didn’t get to spend more time at Bloom this year – I would happily have holed up in the food village for the entire weekend! At least I did get to try Howling Gale Ale and some more boxty from the Boxty Bakers, never a bad result 🙂

    • Caroline says:

      Even if you had made it back, there’s no guarantee that you’d get outside the food village – three days and I was still happy to hang out there!

      Great to catch up with you on Thursday – I had to leggit for my bus, nicely damp from all the downpours as well!

  2. Kristin says:

    Like you, I also never made it past the food village at Bloom! I had some of that Boyne Blue cheese at Sheridans and it’s a new favourite with us too.

  3. Martin Dwyer says:

    Sounds magic, well done to all for that beer and am totally intrigued by bacon jam , savoury or sweet ? or a bit of both ?

    • Caroline says:

      Magic is a good word, Martin. It was lovely to have a weekend in the sun with lots of friends and fellow foodies – felt like a real break, despite all the work.

      You’d love the bacon jam. It’s like a textured pâté with sweet from the maple syrup balanced with Llewellyn’s balsamic apple cider vinegar, loads of savoury and salt from the bacon and even coffee for some welcome bitterness. It’s a meal on a spoon!

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