What We’re Reading: 18 February

February 18, 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.

Kick off the weekend with 10 tips for making your own perfect liquor infusions.

Béa from the beautiful La Tartine Gourmande food blog recently visited Ireland and wrote a post about it (complete with a recipe for chocolate pots de crème) with gorgeous photos here.

Suzanne from the Basketcase blog sings the praises of Irish smoked food and has included a round-up of some producers here.

Happy 1st blog birthday to Gráinne at Uplifting Food! In the past year, she has “made many dishes, bought lots of new cookbooks, tried lots of gorgeous new foods in the name of blogging, attended her first cookery class, gained (and since lost some) weight thanks to the foods she”s been trying and met some lovely bloggers and is hoping to meet others soon.” Here”s to year 2!

Congratulations to Deirdre Collins from Dee”s Wholefoods, who is launching her vegetarian range of Dee”s Wholefood Burgers, made entirely from ingredients sourced in West Cork, on the British market.

Following a fire at a nearby premises, the Gotham South restaurant in Stillorgan (sister of Gotham Café on South Anne Street in Dublin) had to close, but they reopened today at noon. Gotham Café also recently scooped the Gold Medal Award for Best Pizza at the Chef Ireland 2011 Global Pizza Challenge event at the recent CATEX Exhibition in the RDS, so it”s as good a time as any to visit these restaurants. You can read all about it over at

How do working parents manage to get hot meals on the table during the week? Pete Wells from the New York Times asks for your advice in his final “Cooking with Dexter” column.

There is a lot of pressure on us food-loving types to make everything ourselves, especially for a dinner party.

Don”t have much space for a garden? The GIY Ireland tip of the day on 17 February was on growing potatoes in containers.

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