This first episode of a new series called She Cooks features Aine McGuire, chef-owner of The Idle Wall restaurant in Westport, Co. Mayo. Aine specialises in Irish cuisine and champions local fish, seafood, meat and foraged ingredients. A great storyteller, Aine describes her unconventional culinary journey to date. Read More
Super-human Olivia Duff is the lynchpin of The Boyne Valley Food Series, an innovative calendar of region-focused and grass roots-led food and drink events that takes place in the Boyne Valley region of Ireland. Showcasing the benefits of peer collaboration and co-operation, The Boyne Valley Food Series provides a blueprint for the future of artisan food and drink business. Olivia describes the evolution of the food series and future big plans.
Food Connect — exploring ways of putting place on a plate More about the culinary traveller than the culinary tourist, Food Connect was Fáilte Ireland’s landmark two-day conference for Irish food and drink businesses seeking new ways of putting their place on a plate (or in a glass). We’re talking “terroir”, of course, but we’re also talking […]
We hear again from Jp McMahon, Galway-based restaurateur, food activist and food entrepreneur. Jp describes his idea and Kick Starter campaign for FARMER, a fast food franchise that would be both healthy and sustainable. He discusses the myriad benefits of having sustainability at the core of your food or drink business. And he shows how, in order to challenge anything, you need to engage with that thing. Read More
Food entrepreneur (restaurateur, author, columnist, cookery school founder, fast food franchise founder aspirant) JP McMahon talks about his three restaurants in Galway, a city with a vibrant food and drink scene. JP also gives an engrossing behind the scenes look at how, along with his wife and business partner Drigin, he puts together Food on the Edge, one of the buzziest food conferences out there right now.