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Local Heroes: Blanco Niño Authentic Tortilleria

Blanco Nino

"Authentic Tortillas from Tipperary? Nah, that has to be a mistake!" Nope, rest assured, my local food hero of today, 'Blanco Niño', is nothing short of sheer brilliance. The founder of the company, Phil,  had a very simple idea: open up Dublin's first Taqueria. Unfortunately he was struggling to find real authentic corn tortillas in Europe, which is of course essential for making real good tacos. Luckily for us here…

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Local Heroes: Brady Family Ham

Brady Family

As you know, I'm passionate about Irish food, local producers and seasonal produce. So I was only delighted to be invited to Brady Family's launch of their three new flavours of packaged ham: twice turf smoked, whiskey marmalade glazed and black pudding spiced. I was really impressed with everything I learned that day, from how it's always been a family business to how they are still using the traditional ways…

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Cork’s first Dessert Festival: June 26th – July 2nd

Cork Dessert Festival

Festival Cork are people after my own heart. First they organised the hugely popular Burger Festival, then the Whiskey Festival and now 2017 is set to get another smashing festival: Cork's Dessert Festival! I was lucky enough to get to try out two venues during the Burger Festival: Electric and Yellow Sub and had a fantastic and delicious time! I missed out on the Whiskey festival unfortunately but there's no…

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Cork’s Whiskey Festival 2017

Cork's Whiskey Festival 2017

Never a dull moment in Cork (or in Ireland in general). I've only just recovered from the Cork Burger Festival: January 30th – February 5th 2017 we had back at the end of January - beginning of February and where I enjoyed not one but two fantastic nights filled with mouthwatering burgers in Yellow Sub and Electric but now it's time for the next festival: Cork's Whiskey Festival 2017! Celebrating…

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