Review of Freddy’s Bistro, Limerick – Published in Food & Wine Magazine Nov 2013

(As published in Food and Wine Magazine, November 2013) Freddy’s Bistro Theatre Lane, Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick Tel: (061)418749 http://www.freddysbistro.com   A small window emitting glowing light and an open door leaking laughter and inviting aromas.  These were the only real hints that here, tucked away down a little cobble-stoned alleyway lies Freddy’s Bistro, a […]

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Review of Global Village Restaurant – Published in Food & Wine Magazine Dec 2013

(As published in Food & Wine Magazine,  December 2013) The Global Village Restaurant Upper Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry Tel: +353(0)66 9152325 http://www.globalvillagedingle.com   Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Dingle, Co. Kerry an unassuming terraced restaurant has been forging a solid reputation amongst tourists and Irish customers alike for some sixteen […]

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Limerick Literary Festival in Honour of Kate O’Brien

I once made an absolute eejit of myself in a room full of local writers by wondering out loud why Limerick didn’t have a literary festival like Waterford, Listowel, Cork and all the rest. It turns out that Limerick very much does have an annual literary festival, except it was called the Kate O’Brien weekend […]

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Book Review: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

This is a short, snappy book – more a long short story, if such a thing exists.  The book hurtles along at pace, partly because of the author’s easy, flowing style and partly because it captures a short, furtive period of time. Based in New Hampshire and centred on a blistering hot bank holiday weekend […]

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Recipe: Healthy ‘Fries’ (Baked Mushroom Fries)

Mushroom Fries In an attempt to make such healthy food interesting, I’ve been experimenting with making  traditional ‘bad’ food (i.e., fries) into healthy food (i.e., vegetable-based).  First up are some Portobello mushroom fries (or chips depending on the side of the pond you’re on) –  a simple and very economical snack. The key here is […]

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