Newbridge Cottage Market

Newbridge Cottage Market Town Hall, Saturday 3rd of June @ 10am There have been many attempts to set up markets in Newbridge over the past few years. George’s St. was home to a weekly food market for just a couple of months after the Newbridge 200 festival in 2012 and, more recently, the Whitewater Shopping Centre attempted to get one off the ground on Friday … Continue reading Newbridge Cottage Market

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

“First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest…!” Last Thursday, I followed my usual evening routine. I go to bed around 7.45 pm, read for awhile (I’m reading Rick Stein’s autobiography at the moment) and try to be asleep by 8.15 pm. I’m then wide awake by 3.30 am and begin work at the bakery at 5am. … Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

The holy grail – the perfect wood-fired pizza. Wood-fired pizzas have gained unprecedented popularity in recent years. A new pizza place seems to open in Dublin city centre almost weekly and people are flocking to them. Outside of the city, it’s much more difficult to find a great pizza place but Luke Denvir of Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza is changing that. I met Luke last … Continue reading Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

The Kinneagh Kitchen’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant – A Summary

Last Friday, the 12th of August, I held The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant at Chat n’ Chew in Newbridge. To my surprise and delight, the event sold out the day before and we served 50 happy customers a four course meal (five if you count the tea/coffee) at €30 a head. This was my third supper club style night but my first being totally in control, … Continue reading The Kinneagh Kitchen’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant – A Summary

The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

This summer, on Friday the 12th of August, I will host a Pop-Up Italian Restaurant at the Chat n’ Chew, Newbridge. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while and with the first two weeks of August off work, I can give it my full and undivided attention. The menu will consist of some of my favourites from Italy and I’m really excited … Continue reading The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

Football Food – Part 1

The Euros are here at last! I love football, absolutely love it. I usually prefer club football, but there is something about an international tournament that builds the excitement to the extreme. The Euros may be seen as the poorer cousin of the World Cup but they are riveting none the less and with our green army on the front lines, there’s plenty of Irish … Continue reading Football Food – Part 1

Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

It’s been just over a month since I returned from my 12 week stint at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was an amazing experience but it has proved more difficult than I thought to re-adjust to reality, now that I’m home. This is my 10 step guide for the new and incoming students who have just started the 3 month Summer course and for anyone who … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks