IMAGES of Kinsale and Cork will be beamed into the homes of some 1.5 million Canadians in 2015. A TV crew is filming in Ireland right now for a popular cooking show called Gourmet Escapes, which airs on the Travel + Escape network in Canada. Hosted by celebrity Canadian chef Gerardo D’amore, the premise of Gourmet Escapes is simple – the chef travels to an interesting destination, where he is
MARTIN Shanahan, renowned seafood chef, author and broadcaster, treated the five finalists of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Young Fishmonger 2015 competition to a master class in seafood cookery in BIM’s Seafood Development Centre, Clonakilty recently.
THE Celtic Ross Hotel presented a delectable buffet of finger-sized sandwiches followed by scones and an assortment of cakes and pastries, at the launch of its Afternoon Tea, on Saturday 8 November. People came from all corners of West Cork and thoroughly enjoyed the launch event. Ladies from the Cobh Animation Team, who base their dress on the Late Edwardian Period, the era of the Titanic, added a dash
SIX popular West Cork pubs have retained their listing in the new-look 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published. They are Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale).
IFA President Eddie Downey said the strong turnout of thousands of farmers at meat plants around the country in support of IFA’s 24-hour beef price protests illustrates the level of anger over the massive €350 per head cattle price gap that has now opened up with our main export market in the UK.
by Carol Gilbert Sally Barnes of Woodcock Smokery, Castletownshend, who is very well travelled, said her experience in her recent visit to the Lebanon, was an experience like no other she has had. The time she spent in the Green Zone – no man’s land – where food visionary, Kamal Mouzawak has set up state of the art kitchens for his project, was scary.
It doesn’t matter what patterns might flatter your waist or the knockout outfit you’ve got planned for Saturday night-your skin is what you wear everyday so treat it Kinvara. No that wasn’t a mistake, giving your skin TLC or treating it with kindness can now be summed up into one word-Kinvara.
MasterChef presenter Nick Munier with Orlaith O’Sullivan from Montforts College at the launch of The Little Ones Appeal 2014 at The River Lee Hotel, Cork. The Jack & Jill Foundation are calling on restaurants nationwide to participate in the Little Ones scheme throughout November and December whereby diners are encouraged to add a voluntary donation of just €1 to their bill at the end of their meal. Picture: Emma Jervis
THE annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun weekend at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery has raised €12,500 for Action Breast Cancer. Now in its seventh year, the weekend brought 150 women together from al over Ireland to help the Irish Cancer Society fund breast cancer research, support and services.
Despite the new season of Made In Chelsea having started two weeks ago, the show has to be credited with influencing our fashion taste buds. Now more girls in their early twenties are seen wearing “Mulberry” shades and fur, while Jack Wills isn’t just for the the university Jack the Lads. Couple this trend with my infatuation with over the knee boots…it’s rather more of a love affair actually…and it