Food & Wine

A tale of two wines

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

The opening line from one of Charles Dickens’ most famous novels ‘It was the best of times it was the worst of times’ seems as appropriate now as it was when it was penned. It seems the worst of times...

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Visual feast of Clonakilty set to go viral

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

In the coming days you’ll likely notice a very special video popping up in your social media. At just three minutes long, this mouthwatering treat is a candidly filmed summation of all the wonderful food produced and served in Clonakilty....

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A culinary adventure

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

Jamie and Emma Budd travelled the world together before finally settling in Ballydehob in West Cork, a spot they describe as similar to Provence in France, simply better. Influenced by the different cultures encountered on their travels, the couple has...

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Enjoy your first (or last) taste of home at Kirby’s Korner

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

We all look forward to delicious meals out on our holidays…and we all hate overpriced airline food. Well why not get in the holiday mood on the way to the airport by stopping at Kirby’s Korner in Ballinhassig for a...

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Food for the Future conference in Kinsale College

Posted on: 9th May, 2016 in Food & Wine

Kinsale College and Transition Town Kinsale will together host a one-day conference entitled ‘Food for the Future’ on Friday, May 27. The event is being hosted by the Permaculture/ Sustainable Horticulture faculty of the college, which for the past decade...

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Inchydoney Island to host fundraiser BBQ for Syrian refugees

Posted on: 9th May, 2016 in Food & Wine

Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa in Cork will host a BBQ on Friday, May 13, with music by the wonderful John Spillane, to raise funds to help Syrian refugees. With four Syrian chefs on their team, Inchydoney Island Lodge and...

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All the right ingredients

Posted on: 9th May, 2016 in Food & Wine

In the 12 years since it opened, Deasy’s Harbour Bar and Seafood Restaurant in Ring, just outside Clonakilty, has garnered an impressive number of accolades. The award-winning restaurant features once again this year in John and Sally McKenna’s ‘100 Best...

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Marmalade with a hint of the forbidden fruit

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

Betty Smith moved to West Cork with the intention of retiring but, as her Poitín infused marmalade range takes off, any retirement plans have been shelved. Betty and her husband Jim speak to Sheila Mullins about the success of ‘A...

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