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Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

L’Ostrica Ubriaca It’s our first evening in Lecce. Having just completed a ten hour journey, we’re tired and in no mood to walk into the city. Luckily our host, Stefania has recommended a few restaurants, one of which is just around the corner. After a […]

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia It’s hot, unbearably so and we’re walking through the wild medieval style streets of Bari’s old town. It’s a tough place to get your bearings. Even at just one square km, its narrow winding streets mean that google maps has […]

Review: Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Review: Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Sha-Roe Bistro It’s a miserable Sunday afternoon. It’s almost as if somebody flicked a switch on September 1st and it suddenly became Winter. We are just one week back from our holiday in Puglia and we couldn’t be further from sunny Lecce as we motor down the […]

Review: Canteen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Review: Canteen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Canteen Sometimes it’s difficult for a restaurant to live up to expectations. Difficult but not impossible. I’ve wanted to visit Canteen for a long time. I first heard about it in Catherine Cleary’s review in The Irish Times back in July 2014 (read it here) […]

Squash, Rocket and Goats Cheese Salad

Squash, Rocket and Goats Cheese Salad

Squash, Rocket and Goats Cheese Salad I’ve always loved a good barbecue. Growing up, they were a big event in our house. We didn’t have too many of them and so when we did, we went all out! Being Irish, the most important part of […]

Hogao Sauce

Hogao Sauce

Hogao Sauce Hogao is a Colombian sauce based around tomato and onion. It is used extensively in the South American country to flavour everything from meat and fish to vegetables and bread. During my World Cup Challenge last year I made Salmon with Hogao Sauce. […]

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

With Easter just around the corner I thought I’d stick with tradition and give a recipe for lamb. Most people will probably choose to cook a beautiful leg but I much prefer the more pronounced flavour of the humble shank. While the leg can be […]