Food & Wine

Cocoa Husk Designs brings some West African sunshine into Irish kitchens this festive season

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Posted on: 5th December, 2016 in Food & Wine

Cocoa Husk Designs, Clonakilty Chocolate’s little sister, has just introduced to West Cork a new range of beautiful textiles using batiks and hessians that are inspired by chocolate and West Africa.  The handmade aprons, napkins and meditation cushions echo the...

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A Taste of West Cork Food Festival win at Chambers Ireland Awards

Posted on: 4th December, 2016 in Food & Wine

Cork County Council scooped an award for Festival of the Year with A Taste of West Cork Food Festival at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards last week. Speaking at the awards, Chief Executive Cork County Council Mr...

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Something big is ‘brewing’ in Clonakilty

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Food & Wine

Frank Fredriksen talks to Mary O’Brien about the brewing process at Clonakilty Brewing Company The tradition of brewing and drinking beer goes back a long way in Norway. From the Viking era up until two hundred years ago every farm...

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The Fresh Fish Shop opens in Bandon

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Food & Wine

A familiar face selling fish at Harrington’s Corner at the bottom of Clonakilty’s McCurtain Hill every Friday, Lar McCarthy of Atlantic Catch is taking a big step forward with the family business by opening a new shop, The Fresh Fish...

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John and Sally McKenna announced 2016 Blas na hEireann Producers’ Champions

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Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Food & Wine

Food writers John and Sally McKenna have been named Producers Champions at this year’s Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. The couple were nominated through a survey of all of the producers on the Blas database. The award was created...

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An Incredible Edible experience

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Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Food & Wine

Hidden amid the vast and varied schedule that spans the entirety of 2016’s A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, is an intriguing, ingenious and infectiously fun event that will not only entertain the masses, but also plant the seed...

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UCC archaeologists unravel enigma of Ireland’s Iron Age diet

(l-r): Dr Ben Gearey, Lecturer, Archaeology, UCC; Dr Katharina Becker, Lecturer, Archaeology, UCC; and Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread recreate Iron Age bread-making. Photo: Tomás Tyner, UCC.

Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Food & Wine

A UCC-led project, the first of its kind of Ireland, has witnessed a team of international archaeologists unearthing evidence of the food people ate in the southeast of Ireland during the Iron Age. The findings unearthed from excavations, from animal...

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Dare to be different

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Posted on: 5th September, 2016 in Food & Wine

Started in the early nineties by Hannah and Rachel’s father Alan Dare, over the years a bakery and café was added to complement the health food shop. In 2014, the Dare sisters expanded the café, creating a large open space...

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