Back for its second year, Cork on a Fork Festival is five days of events and experiences that celebrate all that Cork can stick on a fork! I'll be hosting three events - find out more...
Back for its second year, Cork on a Fork Festival is five days of events and experiences that celebrate all that Cork can stick on a fork! I’ll be hosting three events – find out more…
From 16th – 20th August, Cork city will host over 100 events that celebrate all there is to do, taste, drink, experience and interact with food during Cork on a Fork Festival which returns for a second year. As part of the festival, I’m delighted to be hosting three events each of which will take a different look at how the people of Cork have and do interact with the food culture of the city and county.
Below are all the details of the three events, with links to book tickets via Eventbrite. New Cork Perspectives and A Food Writers’ Perspective are both free-but-ticketed events, and Cork’s Black Gold is €15 pp and includes a discussion on the history of blood pudding culture in Cork, a delectable tasting plate of five different puddings with garnishes prepared by The Farmgate head chef Pamela Kelly, and a locally brewed ale from Original 7 Brewing Co.
Full details of all events running during the festival can be found online HERE, but I do hope to see some of you at one (or more) of these events!
CORK’S BLACK GOLD – CORK’S BLOOD PUDDING CULTURE: TALK & TASTING
Friday 18th August, 4;30pm, Farmgate Café at The English Market
Drawing from her significant research and writings over the years on Irish Blood Pudding Culture, Kate Ryan from Flavour.ie will host a fascinating talk and tasting event on Cork’s own blood pudding and offal at the unique Farmgate Cafe in the historic English Market – part of Cork on a Fork Food Festival 2023.
From beef and pork black puddings to drisheens, smooth or textured with grains, and generous with spice and herbs, no two puddings taste the same despite using the same basic ingredients.
Learn how Cork developed its taste for this ‘black gold’ and how it adapted over time to keep up with our ever evolving food culture, while you enjoy delicious samples from the Farmgate and English Market and a glass of rich, malty “Wonderland” Red Ale from Cork city’s newest boutique brewery, Original 7.
CORK ON A FORK – A NEW CORK PERSPECTIVE: PANEL
Saturday 19th August, 12noon, Crawford Art Gallery
As part of Cork on a Fork food festival 2023, come and listen to a lively panel discussion with leading lights of Cork’s food scene who share stories of finding themselves in the tastiest city in Ireland!
Kate Ryan (Flavour.ie, The Echo), asks leading names in Cork food Meeran Manzoor (Rare 1784), Virginia O’Gara (My Goodness), Eman Alkarajeh (Izz Cafe) and Kate Dempsey (Kinsale Mead) who, like me, blew into Cork only to find they had landed in a food lovers paradise!
We hear their stories of how they have developed a grá for the city, county and its food to become champions for Cork on a Fork.
CORK ON A FORK – A FOOD WRITERS’ PERSPECTIVE
Saturday 19th August, 4pm, Crawford Art Gallery
As part of Cork on a Fork food festival 2023, come and listen to a lively panel discussion with Cork’s (and Ireland’s) leading food writers as we shoot the breeze on the tastiest city in Ireland.
Kate Ryan (Flavour.ie, The Echo), asks multiple award-winning food writers Sally and John McKenna (McKenna’s Guides), Caroline Hennessy (The Examiner) and Joe McNamee (The Examiner) what it is about Cork food that keeps us well fed, entertained, engaged and endlessly fascinated.
This free event is open to all, but will be of particular interest to those working in all aspects of Cork food from growing, making and baking, to cooking, serving and pouring who may pick up some valuable insights from some of the industry’s leading commentators.
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