‘Gourmet Gadgets’ – Published Food & Wine Magazine, June 2016

I finally took the plunge.  I bought a Magimix.  The famous food processor and its sixteen attachments are currently sitting on my dining table, as there isn’t an inch of space in my cupboards for yet another kitchen gadget. From the pestle and mortar to the millstone, humans have always sought out ways to make […]

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‘The Censoring of Limerick’s Flower of May, The Tangled Tale of Writer Kate O’Brien’ – Published Limerick Life Newspaper, June 2016

On a wintry December day in 1897, a little girl was born in Limerick.   Named Kathleen Mary Louie O’Brien, she was the seventh child of Katherine Thornhill and Tom O’Brien, a successful bloodstock merchant.  In later years Kathleen – or Kate, as she became known – proudly recalled that her paternal grandfather had been an […]

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The Pigtown Revival – Published Limerick Life Newspaper, June 2016

Anyone who has visited Limerick’s Milk Market on a Saturday morning can attest to Limerick’s vibrant food culture, with its immense selection of local, quality produce, as well as interesting, culturally-diverse ingredients. Limerick’s close relationship with food stretches back, though, to the 18th century.  As a garrison city, there was a requirement for ample food […]

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Review of Azur, Limerick – Published Food & Wine Magazine, May 2016

Azur Restaurant 8 Georges Quay Limerick Tel: +353(61)314994 www.azurrestaurant.ie   There are few pleasures in life more enjoyable than dining beside the water on a gloriously sunny day.  We recently experienced this rare Irish treat, in Limerick.  Azur Restaurant is perched alongside the River Shannon, on George’s Quay in the medieval part of the city, […]

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