Tag Archives: Cooking

Faoi Thalamh

It’s always great to see a new idea catching on and Gary Bell’s underground restaurant is a unique dining experience that I had the pleasure of enjoying recently. Faoi Thalamh is a pop up restaurant which can appear in Dublin … Continue reading

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Nonna Valentina

For our end-of-year outing our Italian class booked a lunch here. I had no input into choosing the venue so I was very happy to see that we were dining in one of The Dubliner – 100 Best Restaurants. Two birds, one … Continue reading

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Il Primo

Some time ago I was going to meet a foodie friend for lunch in Dublin city centre. I suggested Il Primo, about which I had read great things, but her response was “Meh, I’ve been there and I wouldn’t go … Continue reading

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We are what we eat.

It is quite alarming that the former Minister for Agriculture, Brendan Smith, declared his intention to support an EU proposal to permit the use of Genetically Modified (GM) animal feed in Europe. He has also declared support for the sale … Continue reading

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Pesto Pronto

Try this at home and you will never buy a jar of pesto again. The recipe is simple. You will need: 50 gms basil (leaves only) 50 gms pine nuts (toasted) 50 gms grated parmesan 2 garlic cloves 100 mls … Continue reading

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Notella

Our breakfast marmalade is being displaced by chocolate spread and peanut butter according to the Sunday Times. And I reckon that if you can’t beat them join them. So I opened the browser and searched high and low for a … Continue reading

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For the over 65s – apparently.

Oh! How how my heart sank when I saw this snippet in the Sunday Times recently.   More than half those who buy marmalade are aged over 65!  I used to buy marmalade but I’ve stopped now. And not because … Continue reading

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