What We’re Reading: 16 February
February 16, 2011 in What We're Reading
What We’re Reading is a daily round-up of Irish foodie news and foodie links from around the web.
When Caroline lived in New Zealand she was a big fan of the “What to do with…” ingredient pieces in Cuisine magazine. From anchovies to walnut oil, harissa to pomegranate molasses, they’re now online here.
Jamie’s Monster Bake Sale Cookbook is Jamie Oliver’s contribution to this year’s Red Nose Day. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be available outside the UK, unless anyone knows any differently?
Oldums are on Facebook! Check them out at Baking Is Back.
Can foodies save the green movement? Even as traditional environmentalism struggles, another movement is rising in its place, aligning consumers, producers, the media and even politicians. It’s the food movement, and if it continues to grow it may be able to create just the sort of political and social transformation that environmentalists have failed to achieve in recent years.
Speaking of foodies and the environment, the carbon footprint of Irish food products have been rated as amongst the best in the EU according to a major study just published by the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission.
Take a look at the new Fáilte Ireland Food Tourism Strategy, with some help from Bord Bia.
After the success of the Clonakilty by Candlelight pop-up restaurant earlier this month, how about a pop-up tearoom? They’re a success in Birmingham, where temporary cafes are opening in empty shops with the aim of creating a social space where people can meet and enjoy art.
Once ubiquitous and now derided, there are many good reasons to cook with lard. Does it feature in your kitchen?
If you would like to be in the know for the Sunday events at the 3FE coffeeshop in Dublin, email to be put on the mailing list.
The brand new Masterchef starts tonight on BBC 1 at 9 p.m.