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Ireland’s top 30 food experiences – the meals you’ll rave about

They’re the meals you’ll rave about, the dishes you’ll order time and again, the ingredients you’ll never be without – and the tastes that will change your mind about ‘boring’ Irish cuisine. Katy McGuinness guides you through the country’s unmissable eats. #23 The Smokin’ Butcher’s Black Pudding Why did nobody think of this before? Smoked […]
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Charcuterie, escargot, potato vodka, seaweed pesto: Irish food is having a moment

Once, ‘stout and spuds’ summed up our national cuisine. Now innovative Irish producers are serving up our island’s natural bounty in mouthwatering modern ways. “For many years, the reputation of Ireland has been that the food sucks.” So says the late Anthony Bourdain to Irish restaurateur Joe Macken on his Travel Channel show, The Layover. […]
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Food news: meet the tastemakers

The UK Guild of Fine Foods has announce its 2018 Great Taste Award winners, with a remarkable 392 based in Ireland. A total of 12,634 products were judged this year winners get to display the distinctive Great Taste Award on their packaging, with either one, two or three stars awarded. For the last three years […]
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Smoked black pudding croquettes with applesauce

Check out our indulgent crispy potato croquettes. Packed with smoked black pudding and creamy blue cheese, this recipe is perfect for an impressive canapé Irish smoked black pudding Hugh Maguire was already famous for his award-winning black and white puddings produced for his butcher shop in County Meath, Ireland, when after a light-bulb moment he […]
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The Smokin’ Butcher Wins Again!

Irish food producers dominate Great Taste Awards Top honours claimed by 25 Irish made products in a blind taste competition that received almost 13,000 entries. Irish food producers have again performed strongly in the Great Taste Awards, with a total of 25 products being awarded three-stars, the highest honour, at the UK and Ireland industry […]
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Enter Your Dish in the Smokin’ Butcher Smoked Black Pudding Competition!

Award-winning butcher Hugh Maguire, from Ashbourne, County Meath, is calling all chefs in Ireland to put their skills and creativity to the test, by taking part in his 2018 Smokin’ Butcher Smoked Black Pudding Competition! The Competition, open to all chefs in Ireland, (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) looks for a two-course menu […]
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