Valentine’s week turned out to be the quickest in living memory, so here’s Foodie Roundup #1907.
We’re a week closer to Brexit, so that comes up at least once. Could seaweed be the perfect food? You be the judge.
Here’s ten picks from the food sections of the papers and blogs this past week.
Foodie Roundup #1907 (to Sunday 17 February)
- If you’re a calorie counter who loves a scone in the morning, look away now.
- Ellie Donnelly in the Indo has a good read on Peploe’s proprietor, Barry Canny – talking up his background and that of his Stephen’s Green restaurant.
- If you’re doing business up North, there’s not long to go to get entries in for the 15th Northern Ireland Food & Drink Awards.
- Are fad diets putting osteoporosis on the menu? It could be, says a piece in the Examiner.
- Alan Reed at Industry Week writes that there’s never been a better time to launch a food startup.
- It’s long been argued on the Irish scene, but is the world finally copping on to seaweed – is it the perfect food?
- Michael Safi at The Guardian has a weekend piece on how the vegan food trend made a star of the stinking jackfruit.
- Here’s the skinny on ultra-processed foods being bad for you, writes Nicole Wetsman for Popular Science.
- We might start seeing the Tayto name pop up more often as Largo Foods rebrands to Tayto Snacks.
- Inaction on junk food marketing ‘deeply disappointing’ writes June Shannon for the Irish Heart Foundation.
On a closing note, the very best of luck to the teams at Ballymaloe House and Paradiso – both Cork – as they represent Ireland at the World Restaurant Awards in Paris on Monday evening.