Staple. Some folk only choose one thing when they dine out – schteak. You pretty much have to have it to please a large section of your audience, something to woo the business crowd, the father-in-law, Larry from Longford and those that need to choose the most expensive thing on […]

I love courgettes. I like chomping fresh little ones, chopping firm ones and pointing and laughing at oversized ones that belong in science fiction novels. If i had to have a favourite vegetable it’d be a courgette – but that would be a bit weird, having a favourite vegetable. So […]

30Sep

Ya Game?

Ya Game?
Why, yes, yes I am. Except venison doesn’t talk, and if it did it’s be saying ‘I’m delicious’. New head chef Rich is cooking up a seasonal storm in Suesey Street (ye olde name for Fitzwilliam Street) and lashed up – albeit – conscientiously plated, this delectable pile of seasons […]

My mind still bends a little each time I smell truffle. It just never smells like edible food and it kicks off an olfactory argument in my brain. I certainly don’t dislike it, and do enjoy it massively in its milder applications, but its can be phenomenally strong, strong enough […]

23Jun

HQ Restaurant Food Shoot

HQ Restaurant

The simplest things are often the most difficult, and the most delicious. Sweet carmelised onions, on toasted sourdough and… for the life of me I can’t remember that reduction or even reverse engineer it. Anyways it looks staggeringly delightful, even considering its only egg on toast. Do the simple things […]

Delectable and delicious. Atlantic Rock oysters – food of the kings and deliverer of such satisfaction. If you don’t, or even worse, can’t do these shell-rockers, you have my full commiserations and pity. They’re such a treat and a funtastic addition to any meal, it’s bizarre to think that in […]

Antique, or at least old cutlery, is the most peculiar thing to behold. Something so ordinary and everyday can seem so foreign like bone handled forks, with over curved tines. Having said that in a well crafted food shoot they can just finish a scene so perfectly, something that not […]

This is chocolate. Well, no it’s not. But it kinda is… Strangely enough, for something that is so familiar, so commonplace, so everyday or even twice a day, chocolate is a bit of a mystery. Any film clip you see of a master chocolatier making chocolate always starts with them […]

Living in Dublin and loving pubs, you pretty much have to decide what pubs suit what occasion – otherwise you get overwhelmed with the choice. There’s pubs for chats, pubs for the match, pubs for food. When the RBS 6 Nations rolls into town then there’s a myriad of fine […]