Flavour Taste Lab – Mayonnaise

By pure coincidence, I was sent a bunch of different mayonnaise's to sample so Mr Flavour and I decided to compare and contrast for this Flavour Taste Lab!

If you want to build flavour into a dish, reach for the butter. Better still, reach for a really good flavoured butter like Irish Gourmet Butter...

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Chocolate has had a bad rap in recent years. As happens when we dig a little below the surface, ugly things begin to emerge. But there are some really cool chocolate businesses out there looking to put the goodness back in. Here are my faves...

This years' Blas na hÉireann awards were very special, because this year I was in attendance not just for the craic, but as the Irish Food Producers' Champion 2023...

This take on Tinto de Verano celebrates Irish craft drinks produced by three makers from Cork, Kerry and Wicklow. It featured in the Blas na hEireann 2023 Finalists Launch and Producers Showcase at the 2023 Awards.

For this Taste Lab, I worked my way diligently through a #gifted hamper of condiment goodies, and was delighted with the quality!

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...

I enjoy focusing on a food’s sensory properties: how it looks, its aroma, texture, flavour, and mouthfeel, so I asked friend, awesome chef and fellow butter enthusiast, Caitlin Ruth, to taste butters with me...

I've been a supporter of SuperValu's Food Academy since its inception a decade ago, and it keeps proving that we still like to support our local producers...

Kate Ryan, award-winning food writer and founder of Flavour.ie, named Blas na hÉireann’s Producers’ Champion for 2023

In 2022, an innovative programme appeared on my radar seeking a new, positive way forward to the chef crisis.

Flavour Taste Lab – Mayonnaise

By pure coincidence, I was sent a bunch of different mayonnaise’s to sample so Mr Flavour and I decided to compare and contrast for this Flavour Taste Lab!

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Flavour Taste Lab – Irish Gourmet Butter

If you want to build flavour into a dish, reach for the butter. Better still, reach for a really good flavoured butter like Irish Gourmet Butter…

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There’s Goodness in Chocolate

Chocolate has had a bad rap in recent years. As happens when we dig a little below the surface, ugly things begin to emerge. But there are some really cool chocolate businesses out there looking to put the goodness back in. Here are my faves…

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Blas 2023 – Where Every One is a Winner!

This years’ Blas na hÉireann awards were very special, because this year I was in attendance not just for the craic, but as the Irish Food Producers’ Champion 2023…

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Irish Wine Punch (aka Irish Tinto)

This take on Tinto de Verano celebrates Irish craft drinks produced by three makers from Cork, Kerry and Wicklow. It featured in the Blas na hEireann 2023 Finalists Launch and Producers Showcase at the 2023 Awards.

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Flavour.ie Popping Up at Cork on a Fork!

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…

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Buying Local Still Matters

I’ve been a supporter of SuperValu’s Food Academy since its inception a decade ago, and it keeps proving that we still like to support our local producers…

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Kate Ryan, founder of Flavour.ie, is announced Blas na hÉireann Producers’ Champion 2023

Kate Ryan, award-winning food writer and founder of Flavour.ie, named Blas na hÉireann’s Producers’ Champion for 2023

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Meet the first graduates of West Cork Chef Academy

In 2022, an innovative programme appeared on my radar seeking a new, positive way forward to the chef crisis.

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