I’m Kate Ryan, a food writer and founder of Flavour.ie dedicated to championing Irish Food through writing and food adventures. Look around! Try out a recipe, book a tour, read an article or sign up to my free Newsletter. Enjoy…

Food Writer

For me, food is about storytelling: a story about tradition and skill; history and legacy; community and individuals. So, when I write about food, I write about the farm to fork journey and the people who produce wonderful things for us to eat and drink.Read more

Food Adventures

What is Irish Food? Join us on one of our Food Adventures, a food tour, pop up event or workshop, and we will open a window on real Irish food culture with enjoyable and engaging food experiences.Read more

The Flavour Files

I started The Flavour Files in 2012 and have added recipes celebrating our wonderful Irish produce ever since. My recipes show great produce is as much at home on our kitchen tables as on a restaurant menu. It’s not just recipes though – there is news, reviews & other writing too!Read more

The Flavour Files


West Cork Women in Business Podcast

Earlier this year, I was interviewed by Anna Healy, business coach, for her podcast series on West Cork Women in Business. I love this interview – it really makes me realise how far I’ve come since starting Flavour.ie – both personally and professionally too! Pop the kettle on and access the Podcast here: https://anchor.fm/anna-healy/episodes/For-the-love-of-food–An-interview-with-Kate-Ryan-ee0972 Read more


Cherry Amour

Part of a collection of recipes I’m calling My Purple Passion I had been knocking around in my head the idea for this cocktail ever since I made the Cherry Brandy Brownie. There was something so heady about the combination of cherry and chocolate that sent me off in search of a cocktail that would make […] Read more


Review: The Glass Curtain

Twas three nights before Christmas, and Mr Flavour and I palmed off our beloved Springer Spaniel onto our unwitting friends and heading to Cork for a night of food, drink, a Bag O’Cans and a gig in a Church. Rock and Roll! The gig in questions was Beoga, Live at St Lukes, an incredible live […] Read more

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