Food Tourism: Liverpool, UK

In case you haven’t heard, Liverpool has a bustling food scene. When most people think of food in the UK it might be London that would spring to mind, or perhaps Birmingham or even Padstow. Of course London has all the big name chefs located there, Birmingham is well known for it’s Balti Triangle and…

Food Tourism: Inverloch, Australia

I was around 9 years old when I first started going to Inverloch. We used to go to my step grandfather’s holiday house during the summer, to stay in an old fibro house that always had a huntsman lurking in the outdoor dunny. Things have changed since those days. Inverloch has always been popular with…

Review- Eala Bhán

I had first heard of Eala Bhán a few months ago after an Australian man left a rather unusual review on TripAdvisor. His review focused on his forgotten windbreaker jacket rather than the meal he received. Invariably it made the rounds on the web due to the response of the restaurateur and like most I…

Review- Willow and Wild

Willow and Wild is a new cafe that has just opened in the heart of the university town of Maynooth, overlooking the Courthouse square. I have eagerly anticipated its opening, having watched their refurbishment both online and in real life. Watching a place unfold, seeing snippets of what it plans to be and then being…

Food Tourism: Oslo, Norway

I had previously visited Oslo a few years ago and was struck by how different Oslo is to other cities in Norway. It’s big and bustling, with notable architecture and an impressive arts scene. Despite it being on the water and there being a forest within the city limits, Oslo can at times feel very…

Tomahawk steak

I received an email the other day announcing that Aldi in Ireland are now selling Tomahawk steaks. For those that don’t know, Tomahawks are ribeye steaks that are attached to the bone. Having the bone in adds extra flavour to the cut, although ribeye is already pretty damn tasty. These steaks have become very popular…

Review- Baan Thai

Since joining Instagram last year, I regularly get restaurants following my account. Some look really enticing and interesting, and I return the follow. Earlier this year I received a follow from Baan Thai in Leopardstown, on the south side of Dublin, and their food looked simply delicious. The first dish that I laid eyes on…

Review- Bloom by Bord Bia

Bloom is a summer garden and food festival in Dublin that is organised by Bord Bia, the Irish government’s food and horticultural board. It has gone from strength to strength since 2007, with its food village and show gardens gaining recognition on the world stage, and has become one of the jewels in the crown…

Review- Sheridans 8th Annual Irish Food Festival

Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival is held yearly in May in Sheridans Cheesemongers headquarters in Pottlereagh, County Meath. The festival solely focuses on quality Irish produce, with a good emphasis on cheese and dairy, naturally, but also on a variety of products that would suit pretty much anyone regardless of age. The abundance of producers was…

Food Tourism: Dungarvan, Ireland

It’s safe to say that I’ve seen a fair amount of Ireland during my almost eight years living here. I have been to every county besides one during that time. Elusive Waterford. Somehow this county had escaped from ever being visited, I guess because it is a place where you have to go directly there,…