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Costello’s Brewing Company

Costello’s Brewing Company

Craft Beer - An Alcoholic Beverage or a Drink with a Purpose? Going back years ago when I lived in Dublin, my life seemed to be exposed to living the young Irish man’s extreme drinking culture, and four days out of seven you would probably find me inside a pub or...

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Gaelic Escargot – The Snail Lady

Gaelic Escargot – The Snail Lady

First Commercial Snail Farm in Ireland As food innovation moves forward so does other countries’ culture regarding food. We never really turn our noses up at something different until it’s placed in front of us or perhaps as kids we were forced to eat what was put in...

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From Local Store to International Markets

From Local Store to International Markets

Chef Matthew Brownie and The Skibbereen Food Company goes from Strength to Strength with his Scratch My Pork Snack Range By Linda O'Leary Five years in business and Matthew Brownie the Kiwi Chef who owns The Skibbereen Food...

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What would I Eat in Space?

What would I Eat in Space?

3, 2, 1 we have lift off Houston, always a childhood memory watching rockets go into space & everyone remembers the excitement of this happening over the years of growing up. I always wondered what on earth (Excuse the Pun) they ate for if there is no gravity how...

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SPAM – The First Meat Tinned Product

Growing up as a small kid in the seventies and eighties I always remember eating this soft spreadable meat product that my whole family used to eat on sandwiches or on a cracker & being a kid I wouldn’t know any different if it was good for me or where it came...

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Who wants Kangaroo for Dinner?

Who wants Kangaroo for Dinner?

I have never really thought about a country who would eat their national emblem until I lived in Australia & fell in love with the taste of Kangaroo. The kangaroo is a recognisable symbol of Australia. The kangaroo and emu feature on the Australian Coat of Arms....

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I’d rather cook at home than dine out

I’d rather cook at home than dine out

The last couple of years all we have heard about in hospitality is people talking about the chef crises, the lack of chefs, and no service staff, and to be honest, it’s only going to get worse and as this problem deepens so will the closures of hospitality...

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Robert Farrow – A Cork Chef Coming of Age

Robert Farrow – A Cork Chef Coming of Age

Chef Robert Farrow The celebrity world of Chefs is getting bigger every year and to be honest you can’t turn on the television without some well-known chef appearing nationally or globally on a number of channels not to mention the everyday person that seems to able...

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Airline Cuisine – Local Food Eaten in the Clouds

Airline Cuisine – Local Food Eaten in the Clouds

As the holiday season comes to an end and of which hundreds of Irish families have decedent upon European & international destinations, I can’t help wondering the amount of food that has been eaten 40,000 feet above us in the clouds.  We all know that when...

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Pork Crackling with an Irish Twist

Pork Crackling with an Irish Twist

An idea sometimes stays as an idea, but a vision to take an idea & implement into the real world is something that is not easy but has been achieved by Owner / Director Matthew Brownie - idea man & innovator of Scratch My...

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