THE team at Macroom Food Festival HQ are getting excited, since its beginnings in 2012, this year’s festival looks set to be the biggest and best to date. The old favourites are still in the mix but there are a few new additions this year to maximise taste, fun and gastronomic exploration. The event is due to take place over three days from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2015.
Food & Drink
WEST Cork markets are being urged to apply for new funding for local food and artisian markets being made available through a new government scheme. The scheme is open to all rural towns and villages with populations of up to 10,000 and offers potential funding of between €5,000-10,000 for development of existing or start-up local food and artisan markets.
Over 5,000 people are expected to pass through Cork City Hall this Sunday which is open to public from 12-6pm. Admission is free for all the family with over 70 local Artisan food producers from both counties exhibiting & sharing their culinary delights. For the grown ups, Supervalu Ambassador, Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon will be giving cookery demos & answering all of your foody questions. For the kids we have
THERE were wins for Fishy Fishy, Kinsale and the Ocean Restaurant at the Maritime Hotel Bantry at the annual Irish Restaurant Awards held in the Doubletree Hilton, Dublin recently.
IF you happen to be strolling the streets of Cork City on the 28th of June then make your way over to City Hall as you’re in for a gastronomic Feast! Cork Kerry Food Forum returns this summer celebrating the culinary spirit of both counties. Drop in and support your local artisan producers from Cork and Kerry. \Cork City Hall will be transformed into a foodie heaven as the City
IRISH Atlantic Seafood Company (iASC) has become the first Irish company ever to win the seafood industry’s most prestigious award – the Prix d’Elite for world’s best seafood product line. The Cork-based seafood company scooped the award for its innovative line of West Cork developed shellfish butters at the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels, the world’s largest seafood event. The award-winning product range Something Fishy enhances fish dishes with a
The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.
MACROOM & District Gun Club is holding a Wild Game Night on Saturday 28th February at Mary Anne’s Bar, Masseytown from 9:30pm onwards. Wild game consisting of duck, pheasant, woodcock, rabbit, venison, pigeon and much more will be prepared and cooked on site by Brian Granville, Head Chef at Granville’s Bar and Grill, Macroom.
BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), hosted a Seafood Cookery workshop recently aimed at seafood retailers in the agency’s Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty.
Fresh from West Cork resumes from this Friday with a lovely new stall at the wonderful Bradley’s Artisan Food Shop & Off Licence, North Main Street, Cork. They will be selling more than 80 delicious food products from more than 40 West Cork food producers. Last year Fresh from West Cork spent more than 10 months with a stall at the English Market, Cork, and sold €100,000 of West Cork