Wild Honey Inn

We made a trip down to Co. Clare recently for a weekend stay in Gregan’s Castle to take the opportunity to taste the much discussed food of head chef Mickael Viljanen in the hotel restaurant but as we were booked in for dinner on Saturday it meant we had to find somewhere to eat on ...

Homemade Black Pudding 8

Homemade Black Pudding
I’m a very big fan of all types of blood sausages, not just Irish ones but also morcilla from Spain, blutwurst from Germany and even an amazing smoked Estonian version that I think is called verivorst. Last year, my wife got Darina Allen’s Forgotten Skills Of Cooking book for Christmas and in it is a ...

Asparagus With Poached Quails Eggs, Black Pudding, Broad Bean Puree And Hollandaise Sauce

I was reading a great post over on I Can Has Cook about the pairing of broad beans with black pudding which is something that would never occurred to me and it gave me the idea for this recipe. Moreover, I’d never tasted the puddings made by Jack McCarthy mentioned so it was a good ...

Faoi Thalamh

A friend of mine is editor for the magazine Hospitality Ireland and recently got an invite to an event being run by Thorntons sous chef Gary Bell which was sort of a cross between a supper club and popup restaurant; knowing how big a fan I am of the restaurant (it’s my favourite place in ...