A Taste of Ireland: Wild Mushroom hunting in Ireland with Ballyhoura Mountain Mushroom’s, expert forager Mark Cribbin.

A Taste of Ireland: Wild Mushroom hunting in Ireland with Ballyhoura Mountain Mushroom’s, expert forager Mark Cribbin Hi folks, and welcome to this post featuring Mark Cribbin from husband and wife team Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms. In this video we go foraging for Chanterelles (girolles),  Ceps, Hedgehog and winter chanterelle mushrooms. This video I’m pleased to say has won article…

Dutchman Stephen Bender Making Gouda Cheese in Ireland I spent a very enjoyable day with Stephen Bender of the Ballinrostig Homestead, He makes really unique local cheese and a man who is a very considered and intelligent artisan cheesemaker and permaculturist if that is a word. He also plays the flute and makes an awesome apple…

A Taste of Ireland: Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours on Corks Ancient East trail

Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours Cork’s Ancient East During the summer I had the opportunity to visit the wonderful Ballycotton lighthouse. Ballycotton was one of the first tourist attractions I ever visited when I arrived to live in Cork 15 years ago and I have like many other landscape photographers, a hard drive full of shots of this iconic…

A Taste of Ireland: Irish Market Free range pork rib Ramen.

Without going into a lot of detail this blog post represents a lot of the things I think about when it comes to food. This recipe is Very tasty, It uses great local ingredients that are luckily available to me and The recipe has many health benefits and is really packed full of nutrients. Bone…

A Taste of Ireland: My Midleton Farmers Market Lobster Rolls

A Taste of Ireland: Midleton Farmers Market Lobster Rolls. Hi Folks this post is all about lobster and in particular Lobster rolls. These are a delicious and simple way to eat lobster. If you have been following my instagram account you will have found quite a few posts from the trip I made with Mike…

A Taste of Ireland: Noel McMeel Lough Erne Hotel Co Fermanagh

Noel McMeel Hi Folks, I am delighted to share this A Taste of Ireland chef series video I made with Noel McMeel. Its set in my home County Fermanagh. It also showcases the stunning Fermanagh lakelands and landscape. Most notably some of my own personal favourite places, Castle Archdale, Lough Erne, the White island statues,…

A Taste of Ireland: Harissa and pheasant with roast potatoes

A Taste of Ireland: Harissa and pheasant with roast potatoes Hi folks well here is a recipe using a really great north african (slightly spicy) paste called harissa, if you want to use chicken instead of pheasant go right ahead. I just wanted to use what was available to me at the time from the…

A Taste of Ireland: Proper Korean Kimchi

Proper Korean Kimchi Firstly why make this unusual dish that has an acquired taste for the Irish Palate? And 2, this is not an Irish dish? What are you doing? To answer Q1: I feel Kimchi is a superfood, it is lacto fermented and full of probiotic bacteria that are essential for good gut health….

Midleton Food Festival, Midleton Mid May Arts Festival, Great Irish festivals

  Midleton Food Festival Video I decided to introduce this video in front of what is Midleton’s latest tourist attraction, the Choctaw nation memorial sculpture. This is a memorial to a most surprising and generous contribution to Irish famine relief, by a group of Native American Indians called the Choctaw people. The Choctaw people gathered…

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…