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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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39 Responses

  1. Martin Dwyer says:

    Well Done! Two little girls is brilliant (three- like us- is even better but we will give you time for a breather)

    • Caroline says:

      I think I’ll need a wee breather alright – having the Small Girl seems easy in comparison to the other “baby” this year, the Husband’s Eight Degrees Brewing!

  2. Congratulations! Heard the news this morning from Scott!

    Best wishes and blessings to you all!

    • Caroline says:

      Got your text message, Margaret, but didn’t have a chance to respond. Little Missy is indeed enjoying being a big sister – so far, so good! Tell me more about the Mexican feast that you have planned!

  3. TheGlutton says:

    Congratualtions Caroline and welcome Maya – beautiful name. And look at those tiny little hands! So sweet.

    • Caroline says:

      They may be tiny, but you should see the fierce waving around when she’s looking for food and not finding it!

  4. Gillian says:

    Yipee, woohoo I’m smiling from ear to ear with the news. Congrats to you all! Enjoy every moment (even the sleepless ones!).
    Maya Ellen is a gorgeous name too 🙂

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks Gillian! I’ve a pile of trashy novels to read during the night time feeds – makes sleepless times much easier to deal with.

      Congratulations to you on your wins at Blas na hEireann – you must have been thrilled!

  5. Mona Wise says:

    What a beautiful little bundle. I love, how the blog post reads so honestly about the ghastly hospital food you were offered. I would have been racing home too.

    Congrats to you both and enjoy the chilling time.
    Woo hoo! And now there are two! Remember, one more and you are outnumbered!

    • Caroline says:

      Ghastly hospital food is right! I don’t know how they ever expect anyone to get better given the kind of diet that’s on offer.

      I was nearly out on Thursday afternoon but they wanted to take another look at the Small Girl the following day so I had to hang around. Just as well I had family nearby to keep me fed!

  6. Huge congratulations Caroline. I was just thinking the other day that I hadn’t seen you on the Twitter so you must have had your hands full with something else. What a gorgeous little bundle and a beautiful name. Well done to you. x

  7. Kristin says:

    Those little hands! I will admit to tearing up a little just looking at that sweet photo. Congratulations to you and Scott and to the proud big sister and welcome beautiful baby Maya! xxx

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks Kristin! She’s very intent in that photo as she’s happily feeding away. And wouldn’t you have to make fists when you’re really concentrating?!

  8. Lily says:

    Congratulations. Beautiful picture. enjoy every moment.

  9. Hey Caroline,
    We just found this. Loads of love from John and myself and we look forward to meeting Maya. xxxxx
    Sally and John

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks Sally! Like the rest of her family, the Small Girl came complete with a good appetite so is thriving. We’ll have to bring her down to West Cork next chance we get. Little Missy still talks about her holiday there in June.

  10. Congratulations Caroline & family on your beautiful little bundle! Such a sweet photo & I love the name 🙂

  11. ah deadly Caroline. I’d swap #dinglefood for that bundle of joy in a heartbeat 😉


  12. Congratulations. She looks like a powerful little woman 🙂

  13. Joanne says:

    Many congrats Caroline to you all on the safe arrival of your little bundle! How exciting…hope LM is enjoying her new sister!

  14. Joanne says:

    Comhgairdeachas – and welcome to little Maya. What a lovely photo of the SG

  15. Nessa Robins says:

    Congratulations Caroline! Your little bundle looks adorable. Well done and enjoy this lovely nurturing stage of baby. 🙂

  16. Aoife Mc says:

    Congratulations Caroline! She looks precious. Hope all is going well for you and your family!

  17. Caroline! I didn’t know! Was just going to send email about the journal and ask if you were EVER going to have the baby and then I saw this!!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS! She is beautiful ( I can tell by the hand and eye =) And love her name..Maya.
    Will speak to you soon. Warm wishes and big hugs, Imen xx

  18. English Mum says:

    What Imen said! I didn’t even know 🙂 Congratulations, she looks adorable! xx

  19. Babaduck says:

    Caroline (and Scott, of course!)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Only just found out as we were away. Maya is beautiful and a gorgeous new sister for Little Missy. Much love to the four of you xxxx

    • Caroline says:

      At least she didn’t arrive at the Bord Bia offices that day! Sounds like you had quite a time on your US trip. I’m enjoying about your foodie experiences there.

  20. Sheila Kiely says:

    CONGRATS! Caroline. I hope all your renovating got finished before the beautiful new arrival. Enjoy X Sheila

    • Caroline says:

      It’s still a bit of a work in progress but, thanks to my mother, all the painting was finished before the Small Girl put in her appearance! I’ve the Husband’s parents here at the moment, building shelves and weeding my garden, so am being spoilt by family.

  21. Hi Caroline

    I know I’m a bit late but major congratulations – she’s beautiful!

    Yvonne x

  22. Caroline says:

    All congratulations are gratefully received! Thanks Yvonne.

  23. Nenaghgal says:

    Congratulations – I am very late is getting to this. Hope it is all going well, beautiful photograph.

  24. Just catching up on the blog reading, congrats again on the arrival of little Maya – such a lovely name. But I might still call her Cottage Pie! 🙂

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