Chris Downey, Noel Sheehan and Adrian O Sullivan, Super Valu, Castletownbere, Finalists in Best in Fresh Awards, Seafood Counter. Pic: Niall Duffy
Food & Drink
National Learning Network West Cork, in partnership with Cork Education & Training Board, the Department of Social Protection, West Cork Development Partnership and Cork County Council are delighted to announce a new Local Training Initiative for the West Cork area. West Cork has long been known for its high quality food products from cheese to shellfish and salami to yogurt. The year long City & Guilds Diploma in Food Industry
Pictured enjoying the sunshine at Union hall at the Union Hall festival by the sea “Street Feast” were all the sponsors and committee members enjying some food and craic before the festival proper that kicks of on 18th July and runs till the 27th. Pic: Denis Boyle
BANDON is gearing up for a celebration of Irish Angus beef at the end of the month with the launch of the Chapel Steps “West Cork Angus Beef Festival” which will take place from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th June. The festival is a celebration of traditional West Cork food with a twist, as Michelin recommended head chef Kevin O’Regan will turn back the clock to demonstrate how once loved
ONE of Ireland’s top food writers has warned the hospitality industry in West Cork that it must embrace the “gastro-tourism” revolution or face an ever-declining share of the food tourism market. Joe McNamee delivered the stark warning to restaurateurs at a recent meeting hosted by A Taste of West Cork in Skibbereen. Mr McNamee is the lead food writer for the Irish Examiner and contributes to a wide
by Brian Moore WEST CORK food producers are set to showcase their wares at the upcoming Cork & Kerry Food Forum showcase taking place at the City Hall in Cork city later this month. The event, which takes place on Monday June 30th, will also include a conference opened by Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney TD.
Lobster only €20 at any Good Food Circle restaurant. Kinsale Good Food Circle’s restaurants have gone mad! For one day only! On Saturday, 21st June there will be a Midsummer Lobster Madness Sale in all Good Food Circle restaurants. You can order a whole lobster for only €20 per person. All you have to do is book in advance at the restaurant of your choice, using the code word LOBSTER.
Pictured getting ready for the Clonakilty Agricultural show Wild Atlantic fish recipe competition which takes place at the show on Sunday 8th June was Tadhg Healy, show president Diana Dadog, Master chef winner who shall cook the recipes, Marie O’Keeffe, Judge Peter Shanahan, Seafood Deli, Rosscabery, Sheila Jennings, lady president, Gloria Corcoran BIM Seafood development centre and at front was Juggler Daire Shaw of Silver purse circus. Pic: Denis Boyle
??FIANNA Fáil local election candidate for Bandon Kinsale, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, has called on the people of Kinsale to vote for the town in the ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ awards, which will determine the top town in Ireland to eat out.??Ms Murphy O’Mahony commented, “Kinsale is one of ten towns nominated for the ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ Awards.
RENOWNED Dutch TV presenter and chef, René Pluijm, visited West Cork recently to film some of the wonderful gastronomic experiences which visitors can enjoy here. The hour-long episode of René’s popular show – Pluijms Eetbare Wereld (which means ‘Pluijm’s Edible World’) – will air later this month on RTL4, one of the main TV channels in the Netherlands, and will be seen by more than 400,000 viewers and ‘foodies’ who