Bord Bia would like to invite food bloggers to join them on a one-day media trip on Friday, 16 August to learn a little more about the humble spud! The agenda will include a visit to a family-owned potato farm in Co. Wicklow and a potato-themed interactive cookery class with celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio at Ballyknocken Cookery School. Full details are outlined below. Transport and lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by return email (rosaleen.). Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Date: Friday, 16 August 2013
Time: 8.30am – 3.00pm
8.30 Meet at Bord Bia, Clanwilliam Court, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Homemade scones and tea / coffee will be served.
9.00 Depart Dublin by bus for Co. Wicklow
9.45 Farm visit to Bradys, a 140-acre potato farm based in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. Tour will include an overview of potato farming in Ireland, the challenges facing the industry and an insight into potato production from harvest to retail shelf.
10.45 Depart for Ballyknocken Cookery School, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
11.15 Arrive at Ballyknocken
11.30 Potato Themed Cookery Masterclass with Catherine Fulvio. Sample dishes to include Potato, Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup; Potato, Caramelised Onion and Thyme Tart; and Individual Cider Chicken & Ham Potato Pies. Hands on cookery class, followed by light lunch.
2.00 Depart Ballyknocken for Bord Bia.
3.00 Arrive at Bord Bia.
Background Information: Bord Bia, in conjunction with the Irish Potato Federation and the Irish Farmers Association, have come together to organise National Potato Day 2013 – a national promotional campaign, including a number of consumer events, to bring a renewed focus on the potato. They hope you can join us in the celebrations! This media event is being organised ahead of National Potato Day 2013, which will take place on Friday, 23 August. See potato.ie for more details.