Our daily bread: should Ireland grow more grain for human consumption?
Janine Kennedy
With overall tillage area declining and changing weather patterns affecting crops, many believe we should be focusing on becoming self-sufficient in producing milling grain, writes Janine Kennedy.
8 May 2024 Features
From a hob, two pots and a mixer to artisan food producer of the year
When Miena Rust started making nougat, an adviser dismissed her business – now she is the Blas na hÉireann producer of the year and her nougat is sold nationwide, writes Maria Moynihan.
1 May 2024 News
40 years of Irish farmhouse cheese celebrated at 2024 Irish Cheese Awards
The 2024 Irish Cheese Awards celebrated how far the Irish farmhouse cheese industry has come; highlighting innovative entrants alongside original trailblazers, writes Janine Kennedy.
Spilling the tea with Maitre D'
The Maitre D' is back with more Irish food goss and goings-on around the country.
24 April 2024 News
PGI Grass-Fed Beef: putting Irish beef on the European map
Obtaining protected geographical indication (PGI) status for grass-fed Irish beef was a whole-island collaboration. Janine Kennedy chats to some of the people behind the effort.
17 April 2024 News
Health special: food as medicine?
The idea of ‘food as medicine’ can include an element of pseudo-science, but research is proving that some foods do, in fact, have the power to heal, writes Janine Kennedy.
10 April 2024 News
Discover the new food innovation hub in Athenry, Co Galway
BIA Innovation Campus was created to help anyone at any stage of their food business journey – supporting food entrepreneurs, from product development to scaling for export, writes Janine Kennedy.
3 April 2024 News
Spilling the tea with Maître D’
What’s happening in food around the country? Our Maître D’ has all the goss.
27 March 2024 News
'An invaluable resource for food industry professionals'
Aiming to providing food producers with the tools they need for international success, the Irish Food Trade Connect Forum is taking place on 23 March, writes Sarah McIntosh.
17 March 2024 News
Modern-day challenges of Irish black pudding
Of all the black pudding producers in Ireland, very few use freshly harvested blood. Some, however, have stuck with tradition, writes Janine Kennedy
13 March 2024 News
Celebrating excellence in Irish food and drink
Eight awards were bestowed on producers, chefs and local heroes in the annual Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards which took place last week.
6 March 2024 News
Despite its difficult past, is there a place for future Irish sugar production?
In the second week of our deep dive into sugar, Janine Kennedy looks into the messy, political past of Irish sugar production and wonders if there is a place for it in our future.
28 February 2024 News