The Famous Portal Cake

Warning: this post contains spoilers for Portal Fans of the video game Portal are certain to get this reference! The promise of a delicious slice of cake by the game’s antagonist GLaDOS is first introduced in the original game. An incentive for Chell to pass through the robot’s test chambers, the famous cake has sparked…

Part 18: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Celebrating the best of what Ireland has to offer, this series delves in the the food and drink industry to find companies that deserve to be highlighted! Here are five more companies that I spotted on my travels this week: Tynedale Goats Based in the Belfast Hills this company produces goat meat from male kids…

The Survival Series Part Seven: Laver/Nori

If you’re a fan of foraging food and finding edible treats in the wild, this series is for you. For those who’ve been following this blog they may have noticed that I have a love for zombies and post-apocalyptic scenarios and so, this is how the survival series was born! This week we’re looking at…

Recipe: Curried Polenta with Parmesan

It’s only in the past few years that I’ve discovered the delicious wonder that is polenta. Polenta is a maize porridge whose name derives from the Latin for hulled or crushed grain. Yellow in colour, the end result often has a soft texture and is gloopy-like, but don’t let this description put you off. With…

Can you help me locate this cookery diary’s owner?

I spend my time surrounded by books. Freebird Records, also known as the Secret Book & Record Shop on Wicklow Street, specialise in vinyl and second-hand books and a black notebook immediately caught my eye. Dishevelled around the edges and with no name on its cover, the book housed immaculate handwriting with elaborate descriptions. It…

Recipe: Cardamom Hot Chocolate

This afternoon and like most weekends, it got to that time of day where I was staring at my cupboard and wondering what I could come up with, with random ingredients. Eureka, there was cardamom! Since attending Ballymaloe Cookery School, I’ve had a mild obsession with this nifty spice, and so it only was natural…

Word of Mouth: Foraging with Darach Ó Murchú

“This place is in my blood” ~ Darach Ó Murchú The wind blew the smells in my direction as I feverishly sautéed the pot of chopped almonds and eyed the seaweed like a hawk. This was an Easter Sunday like no other. Based in Kerry, for the past few years Darach Ó Murchú has been…

The Survival Series Part Six: Stinging Nettle

In a world that seems to be dominated by fast and convenient food, do you ever wonder if there’s such thing as a free meal? This series, inspired by the “obviously impending” apocalypse and my love for survival, aims to share the best of food that can be found in the wild. Remember, when you…