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Spices

The Science of Spice, Flavour and Tasty Food

Food should always be the best it can be, a simple combination of carefully sourced ingredients with well-balanced flavours and textures that tastes beautiful. My life happily revolves around food, creating recipes and designing...

Easter Dishes from Around the World

In Ireland, like most European countries, the Easter feast centres round roast lamb. This tradition comes from Pagan Spring festivals and the Jewish Passover which both include a sacrificial lamb. All over the world,...

Seasonal Market Foods

5 Seasonal Market Foods to Try This Spring

With the arrival of March comes the first signs of spring. Our taste buds move from craving dark, richer flavours to lighter and brighter notes to suit the longer evenings. Foods that are in...

The Origins of Easter Eggs

The Easter Egg business in Ireland is worth nearly €40 Million a year with almost 20 Million eggs sold nationwide. Cadbury and Mars are responsible for the majority of those figures but with the...

The Food of Love – An A to Z of Aphrodisiacs

Aphrodisiacs are anything that is consumed that increases sexual desire. Named for Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love, they constitute a wide range of drugs, medicines and food. With Valentine’s Day just around the...

The Top 5 Food Markets in London

One of the best things about living in London is the abundance of food options on my doorstep from buzzing restaurants to bakeries boasting croissants to rival the best in France. London is a...