Ultra-slow Cooked Turkey 1

Last Christmas I cooked Christmas dinner for my family with a lovely free range turkey from Crowe’s in Tipperary but what I didn’t know is that my parents had got one too as a gift from a supplier who they use for their shop (my dad, in true Italian style, runs a chipper). Of course, ...

Nettle Gnocchi With Cream And Pancetta Sauce

Another trip to the Phoenix Park to get more wild garlic also yielded a great haul of nettles, far more than I got last time so I had to figure a way of using them up; I was reminded of a lovely meal I had in Croatia a few years back that featured nettle gnocchi ...

One Pico

One Pico has been recommended to me by several friends but for some reason I’ve never managed to make it in to eat there. I found myself on the website a few weeks ago and noticed they were doing an excellent Sunday lunch deal of three courses for €29; I decided to ring up to ...

Nettle And Wild Garlic Risotto With Horseradish 3

After such a long and harsh winter it’s nice to see that spring is finally here, the days have got longer and the bitter cold of the past few months finally seems to have passed; the hungry gap of March is over and there’s lots of great vegetables starting to come into season. Something I’ve ...

The Cedar Tree

We were meeting friends for dinner last Saturday night and having planned to go to Coppinger Row we decided to head in early because they don’t take reservations but even at seven o’clock there were no free tables for the next hour and a half so we were forced to change plans. We first tried ...