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The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

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 […]

Bloom in the Park –  2016

Bloom in the Park – 2016

I’m not a gardener and as such, I’ve never really had an interest in attending Bloom. That was until recent reports that it’s now as much about the food as it is a gardening festival. I was intrigued. Securing a media pass helped my cause, […]

Bluebells & Buskers at Killinthomas Wood

Bluebells & Buskers at Killinthomas Wood

Over the May Bank Holiday, Ali and I headed to Killinthomas Wood, a 200 acre forest just outside of Rathangan. Killinthomas is one of our favourite places to spend an afternoon, there is approx. 10 km of walks that you can choose to follow and […]

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

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 […]

Florence & Bologna – April 2016

Florence & Bologna – April 2016

I’ve always felt a certain affinity to Italy. I’m not sure why or how this connection started, we never travelled there on holidays or have any Italian blood in the family. Despite this, I switched my football allegiance from Man Utd to Juventus before my […]

My Christmas Menu

My Christmas Menu

It’s coming.┬áIt’s here, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. It might seem a little early for such a statement but I’ve been holding it in since November 1st so it’s a good compromise. Christmas means lots of different things to different […]

Turin 2015

Turin 2015

Torino, home to my beloved Juventus. Going to Italy in August is a always a dangerous game. You can be guaranteed good weather (well, mostly) but because of this you can also be guaranteed that a fair few shops, cafes and restaurants will be closed. […]

Salamander Supper Club – Thai Night

Salamander Supper Club – Thai Night

“We’re running like a well oiled machine” After the success of the first Salamander Supper Club (Italian Night) it was an obvious decision to continue along a similar vain. We quizzed diners upon exiting for opinions on what our second night should be and there […]

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

Cairns Farm Back in August Ali and myself took a trip up to Bellewstown, Co. Meath to visit Ali’s cousin Jo-Ann. A relatively recent move into the world of farming has seen herself, husband Brian and two beautiful children, Saoirse and Senan, move from the […]

Salamander Supper Club – Italian Night

Salamander Supper Club – Italian Night

“How bloody difficult can it be to cut pork??!” Last Saturday night was exciting and terrifying. I teamed up with Joe from Salamander Coffee House for the first “Salamander Supper Club.” Joe approached me with the idea a month previously and after some thinking and […]