A Taste of Ireland: My 7 Irish beers to try this Christmas #7beers2016

Ok I`ve decided to write a round up of my seven favourite beers for newcomers to craft beer, to try this Christmas and into 2016, #7beers2016. I’m not a beer expert or certified cicerone (beer sommelier) nor am I pretending to be, that’s not the intention of this round up. It’s my personal opinion from…

A Taste of Ireland: Delicious, probiotic Celeriac, Jerusalem Artichoke (Sun Choke) Soup.

The markets in Ireland are our greatest blessing for access to diverse, nutritious locally produced food. This recipe uses a few ingredients I picked up this Saturday past, at the Midleton farmers market, which is in my opinion probably the best market in the country and I`ve been to a few in my time.

This is again a very seasonal root vegetable recipe that was basically inspired by the produce that was on sale at the market.

A taste of Ireland: Goats cheese & New Zealand Spinach Ravioli with nastursium seeds in a mint and lemon butter sauce.

The Midleton food festival begins next weekend so to mark this event here is an article using the produce of Midleton area Ardsallagh goats cheese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZHoEgxw9Mo and the pottery of Midleton based ceramacist Susan Herlihy of Crafty hands pottery Studio https://vimeo.com/130915184 Something I really enjoy is visiting a great local produce market when I am…

A Taste of Ireland: Murson Farm at Rathcormac Market Co Sligo

Rathcormac market in County Sligo is fast becoming one of my favourite markets to shop for food. Its location near Drumcliffe under BenBulben’s head makes it a perfect foodie stop for anyone visiting WB Yeats grave. In this post we speak to Courinne of Murson farm who makes an array of good homemade soda breads,…

A Taste of Ireland: Master Craft Butcher Frank Murphy Midleton

This post is a celebration of master butcher Frank Murphy. Frank to me represents all that is good about a local expert butcher and why, when a good local butcher is identified he should be treasured and supported. Why do I say this? As a nation of meat eaters its very important to get access to…

A Taste of Ireland: 12 Mile a Film by Sean Monaghan

  12 Mile from Tall Story media on Vimeo. If you wish to keep up to date with our video blogs please do subscribe to this blog site (look in the bottom right hand corner of the site for a cross and the word follow and you will receive an email each time we post…

A Taste of Ireland: Ardsallagh Goats Cheese

Ardsallagh cheese from Tall Story media on Vimeo.   To celebrate the launch of my new food film ’12 mile’ tomorrow at 12 o’clock here is a sneak peak of the piece on Jane Murphy`s Ardsallagh cheese A longstanding presence at the Midleton Farmers Market, Ardsallagh hard goats cheese is a semi hard, mature cheese. It…

A Taste of Ireland: Sheridan’s Food Festival 2014

This was the fifth Sheridan’s food festival, however it was my first. One wonders how living in Cork during those last 5 years and interested in food & cheese for the last 10 years,  how I had never heard of the festival before. This year it was thanks to twitter I realized it was on. In…