An afternoon in Dublin… The Bakehouse, Silk Road Cafe, Skinflint


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. Móna Wise says:

    Busy girl! Sounds like you had a grand time and that mint tea would go down a treat here foe sure!

    • Caroline says:

      You know what it’s like yourself, trying to get around and cram as much (food) as possible in! I’m not often in Dublin and always go armed with a long list of places to check out. Fortunately the Small Girl co-operated, although by the time we finished in Skinflint she was ready for home.

  2. Cannot believe how big Small Girl has got! Just look at that hand! She is growing so fast! Sounds like you packed a ton into your afternoon – I should try it!!!! 🙂

    • Caroline says:

      She’s certainly growing up! Just started on solids so we’re finally on the long road to actually being able to sit down at the table together.

  3. Clare says:

    Sounds like a lovely foodie day out in Dublin. Need to plan one for us and a few Irish Foodies shortly! 🙂

    • Caroline says:

      Ooh! I’d love that. At the moment I’m getting away with leaving Little Missy with her Nana – she prefers hanging out there to being at home! – and bringing Small Girl along on trips, as you’ve seen. It’s so much easier manage one!

  4. Lisa says:

    I’ve been meaning to check out Skinflint for a while. Interesting that they use Odlums flour in the pizza bases, not Italian flour. How did they hold up?

    • Caroline says:

      Really, really good bases. Very thin and crispy. Have to say, I’ve been using plain flour in my pizzas lately – a little shortage of bread flour! – and it works well. After all, you’re looking for something flat. Must continue experiments…

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