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It’s a family affair at Rua New research from Bord Bia has revealed that supporting local businesses is a key consideration for members of the public when eating out. Which may go part of the way to explaining why there is nearly always something of a queue up the stairs for a c
Good Things Come in Small Packages… Il Vicolo, Galway. In the olden days, my favorite lunch in Galway was a bowl of minestrone soup in Bar Cuba. It was ‘proper’ minestrone made by a charming and talented Italian native, Tony. And it was the best soup in all the land.
The sandwich is undoubtedly one of life’s simplest culinary pleasures. Open-faced, hot, cold, sweet or savory and with an endless combination of fillings, everyone has their favorite. Sandwiches don’t usually require a recipe, but my favorite, the Croque Madame is one of the exc
What a hullabaloo – horse meat in the burgers no less. But why are people buying frozen burgers of questionable origin when it couldn’t be simpler to make your own from lovely Irish beef. Buy your meat from a good butchers or even the supermarket, there are not many horses
Rice Balls with sesame seeds and steamed edamame beans. For the majority of the population of the world, it would be unthinkable to sit down to dinner without a pot of hot rice on the table. There to soak up sauces and juice, sitting at the centre of the plate, making it a meal. We Ir
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me“. So said C.S.Lewis and while one small cup of tea a day is plenty for me, I do feel sad when a good book is finished. My real love will always be children’s books, the feel of the paper, s
Garlic butter is a compound butter, basically a ‘flavoured’ butter. These butters are endlessly versatile. A flavored butter acts as a sauce, in essence and any flavoring can be added. Chopped herbs with lemon zest will go great with fish or red wine and shallots with stea
I think it is fair to say that the developing Irish wine market has hit something of a snag. Thanks to the unbalanced and quite frankly, bizarre new tax on wine, all of our small retailers will have to increase the cost of wine in their shops at various stages between now and the New
There are many little jewels hidden round the town, villages and countryside here in the West. I have written here before of the importance of having a few good recommendations to avoid the soulless food of the forecourts. In Loughrea, a town whose bypass has done it many favors as th