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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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The Best Thing I Ate in 2017 – Hugh Maguire’s Smoked Black Pudding

From Jamie Oliver to Nadiya Hussain, a star cast select their highlights of the year… Zoe Adjonyoh: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, London – Hugh Maguire’s smoked black pudding This year I was invited to judge the Great Taste Awards, and my God there was some great tasting artisanal products in the running. However, there was one that just […]
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Major Food Award for Ashbourne Butcher

Out of 12,366 products entered into Great Taste 2017, the top honour of Great Taste Supreme Champion has been awarded to a Smoked Black Pudding, a brand new product from Ashbourne craft butcher Hugh Maguire. Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, reached its grand finale at the Great Taste Golden Fork Award […]
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Black Pudding from Meath Wins London Great Taste Award

‘This time last year this product wasn’t even incubated,’ says Golden Fork winner A black pudding maker from Meath has said he is “walking on air” after winning the top prize at the Great Taste awards in London on Monday night with a product that did not even exist this time last year. Hugh Maguire’s […]
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Amazing culinary success story for St. Angela’s student

The Great Taste of Success for Hugh St. Angela’s student, Hugh Maguire and his father (also Hugh Maguire) won the top prize at the Great Taste Awards in London this month, for their Smoked Black Pudding. Hugh helped his father develop the product in their shop ‘The Smokin’ Butcher’ in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. The Maguire family […]
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