Valentine’s Day approaches, but before that it’s time for Foodie Roundup #1906.
From spice bags to aphrodisiacs, bugger battles to romantic dining spots, I’ve picked another ten stories from the past week to browse over Sunday brunch.
Foodie Roundup #1906 (to Sunday 10 February)
- According to Deliveroo, a Spice Bag from Xian Street Food in Galway is the most ordered Chinese dish in the entire country.
- Food producer Denny denies its ‘Made in Co Wicklow’ chicken was sourced from Brazil after food writer Katy McGuinness queried its origins.
- The Irish Examiner went in-depth with one of the country’s favourite food writers, Diana Henry.
- Catherine Cleary writes in the Times about people being encouragaed to eat bad things, according to one food expert.
- Also from the Times this week, Charlie Taylor has great news on Irish firm Strong Roots as they hit a huge US milestone.
- Tallaght student Lee McDonagh is this year’s Knorr Student Chef of the Year – two in a row for the Dublin campus.
- After a year of raising awareness, food waste collection for recycling in Sligo looks to have doubled – a pretty good result.
- Sinéad Baker goes through an age-old Irish family debate – Supermacs, or McDonald’s.
- I was told during the week that coffee shops were old hat. So why the dramatic rise in demand for baristas in Ireland?
- Ever tried Nuns Farts? If you’re looking for an aprhodisiac or two, Lana Citron picks a few from Edible Pleasures.
If you’ve a story to share, or a food related event coming up, I’m all ears.
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If you’ve got something radio-worthy, better again. You’ll find me on KCLR weekdays from 3pm with the lines open.
As a bonus, on the blog this week was a look at a Kerry visit from Irish Seafood Trails, Kiefer Sutherland’s cooking skills and some Chinese New Year recipes.
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