Who am I?
My name is Úna-Minh Kavanagh (Úna-Minh is my first name) and I’m a multimedia content creator and author from Co. Kerry. I have a BA in Irish and Journalism from Dublin City University and a Professional Certificate in Digital Policy from UCD and I’ve been constantly curious my whole life.
I’ve always wanted to try new things – after all, we’re only here in this moment, once.
If you have a taste for Irish food and drink, love to hear what’s going on in the food industry or are in general a geeky individual like myself, you’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to Spill the Beans a blog aimed at celebrating my intense love for food while slipping in many sneaky, nerdy references when I can.
Ballymaloe-certified with a Distinction in Wine and a Food Hygiene and Safety HACCP certificate, I’m a keen cook and a food writer.
These days I blog about food here and travel blog with my Mom at Before My Mam Dies.
I am the Executive Assistant to the CEO at the award-winning video game studio, Die Gute Fabrik.
I worked as Cooks Academy’s Digital Content Manager. In the past I worked as a Staff Writer for Her.ie, a community journalist with WorldIrish before its merger with Irish Central, as well as being the content editor for JustEat.ie and an intern journalist at Storyful.
My work has been featured in The Irish Times, Image Magazine, Her.ie, WorldIrish and I’ve been interviewed on regional and national radio, television and internationally in The New York Times.
Now for the boring stuff…
What you find mostly on this site will be informative mixed with my personal opinion, with recipes and photographs being my own – unless stated otherwise.
Please do not use my content in any way without my permission, but if you’d like to use it, feel free to drop me an email to unaminh@weareirish[dot]ie
While I do love to receive feedback and comments on posts, any messages that are abusive or off-topic will be removed.