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October always triggers the food blog itch – and this year is no different

On finally laying Any Given Food to bed.

I blame Savour Kilkenny.

An interesting opening line, sure. Perhaps it should read more like “my thanks to Savour Kilkenny”. Why you may ask? Well, back at the inaugural Foodcamp at Savour in 2010, I decided to take a loose Tumblr photo blog and transform it into Any Given Food.

For five years it gave me the opportunity to meet and mingle with food producers, growers, makers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and more involved in the food business. The same too for food bloggers – some I’m still in contact with today, some I’ve not seen or spoken to in ages.

A change in career direction in 2015 slowed the pace but over the last year in particular, on air anyway, I’ve been able to dive back into the world of food a lot more. Perks of the job. Yes, there were some ramblings at kenmcguire.ie, podcast catchups and the like, but I’ve wanted to give this another crack of the whip for some time now.

And for some reason, I can’t bring myself to do it under Any Given Food. It’s had it’s time in the sun. It’s almost a year to the day since the Facebook page was changed simply to ‘Ken on Food’, so I’ve had it in mind for a while. It’ll be a great branding exercise if nothing else!

From here on out, that’s what it is – ‘Ken on Food‘. Any Given Food was great fun, but it’s time for something different. The old archive of posts, photos, interviews and the likes won’t be going anywhere any time soon, you can still access AnyGivenFood.com for now though I’ll recycle some of the evergreen content for my new home here.

With a Moleskine or two (best notebooks out there folks, honest) chock full of posts, ideas, notes, interviews and more, I’m really looking forward to throwing myself back into food.

Ken McGuire

Digital media head now mixing it up in the world of broadcast media. Formerly Any Given Food (2010-2015), calling the food haven that is Kilkenny home.

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