Word of Mouth: Inspiration aplenty at the Waterford Harvest Festival

A last minute notion struck my Mam and I to head down to Waterford for the weekend for their annual Harvest Festival, that was in conjunction with Grow it Yourself (GIY) International. A celebration of food heritage and culture aimed to suit all tastes, the harvest festival has been around since pagan times acting as…

Essential Italian words for your food journey

“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” – Sophia Loren If you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet on ordering some Italian grub, you’ve come to the right place. This week we’re celebrating all things Italian, and so I thought it’d be quite useful if I dished out some essential words to use if you…

Food and Drink Festivals and Events 2015 – 2016

All listings are subject to change depending on whether the event or festival goes ahead or due to other circumstances. If you’re hosting a food or drink event/festival (big or small!) and would like it featured please drop me an email to unaminh[at]gmail.com Please consult each link and contact organisers if necessary before making plans!…

Part 25: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Another Sunday, another short round-up of some of Ireland’s best food producers! Celebrating local produce, this week I’m looking at five more companies that caught my eye: Kearney Blue Cheese A deliciously creamy cheese with a balanced blue flavour throughout, Kearney Blue is definitely one for the cheeseboard. Based in Northern Ireland, the cheese itself…

Part 24: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Dairy, meat, fish, fruit – to an outsider you mightn’t believe it, but believe me, we’ve got it! Celebrating the best of Ireland’s producers, this series looks at the vast range of goods we have to offer in our wee country. Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week (a huge…

Part 23: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Have a love for all things Irish? Looking to try something different? This food and drink producer series looks at some of the many companies in Ireland that are creating the best of the best of local products. Here are five more producers that caught my eye this week: Ardmayle Organic Meats An organic farmer…

Word of Mouth: Theatre of Food Programme at Electric Picnic

Heading to Electric Picnic this year? Don’t forget about the wonder that is the Theatre of Food! Here’s a brief programme breakdown of what to expect (more in-depth details about the food area here): FOOD DEMOS Food for Life! with David and Stephen Flynn of the Happy Pear and Domini and Peaches Kemp. Cooking with…

New agency DigitalFood.ie to help food and beverage businesses grow

A new food and drink focused agency, DigitalFood.ie, has been launched in Ireland. The brainchild of Conor Lynch, CEO of Connector.ie, the new agency hopes to help Irish food and drinks companies with their domestic and international growth strategies. “We believe that we have the perfect digital solutions for food marketers at established brands, SMEs and…

Part 22: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

It’s that time of the week again! Celebrating the best of what Ireland has to offer, this series looks at the country’s vast array of food and drink producers. Here are five more companies that caught my eye this week: Burren Balsamics Based in Co. Down, Burren Balsamics produce zesty zingy taste sensations through velvety…

No weekend plans? Gourmet and Craft Beer Fest to be held in Navan

Looking to escape the city for a while? This weekend on June 20th, The Central in Navan will be hosting a craft beer festival as part of the Boyne Valley Food Series. Featuring craft beer and cider specials, food pairings and gourmet food specials in a Backyard Beer Bazaar, there will be tastings from local…