Steven (Stephen? Baking Borg 9000?) A three-time Star Baker at the time of writing, Steven has incurred the suspicion of the Bake Off fandom for simply being too good at everything. Undoubtedly one of the top bakers in the tent, … Continue reading Bake Off: The Quarter Finalists
Colleges across Ireland close for Hurricane Ophelia. Big news, yes. More importantly however, Nando’s has decided to honour its Monday October 16th Freshers’ offer for those who happen to reach its doors during the hurricane. Nando’s also announced its intention to … Continue reading Nando’s honouring Monday 16th October Freshers’ deal amid Hurricane If you can safely make it to Nando’s today, Monday October 16th, the team will be honouring its Freshers deal by giving out a free 1/4 chicken, Appeteaser or single burger with every €7 minimum spend, with an overall plan to reschedule the offer for a less rainy day
When I started college, yelling Gordon Ramsey insults was all the culinary experience I had. One piece of advice I can offer in these trying times is to cook for yourself — you’ll save an enormous amount of money. Asian-style … Continue reading Coconut Rice and KwaZulu-Natal Curry It’s more filling and creamy than any rice you’ve ever tasted, and delicious enough to be eaten by itself.
This summer I spent a few weeks ambling around Europe with a big orange rucksack on my back and two mad friends trotting along beside me. With a hunger for travel, and what was possibly an even greater, more wildly … Continue reading Carbs, Clubs and Culture: a Culinary Interrail Behold the Trundlenik.
Great food, great vibes, and a great location – The Happy Pear is the complete package. The café-restaurant attracts plenty of buzz for its family values, strong social media presence and ambition to provide healthy food. So, on a warm(ish) … Continue reading The Sweet, The Savoury and The Sublime How does The Happy Pear rate with our reviewers during the 2017 health food revolution?
In an age where fat is no longer the enemy of our diets, a new nemesis to health has arrived in the form of sugar. More specifically, ‘processed’ sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup and cane sugar. As a result, … Continue reading Food Trends – Agave Syrup Is it really worth the hype?
Having lived abroad, where juicy, sun-ripened fruit falls off trees on every corner, for most my life, one thing I can concede is that nothing can match the strawberries here. They’re small, sweet and flavourful; and unlike most other fruit … Continue reading Summer Cooking: Cheesecake Strawberries
Bunsen Burger is not new. It’s been around since 2013. It’s not a hole-in-the-wall serving an obscure and vaguely pretentious menu you’re not cool enough to understand; there are five of them between Dublin and Cork and their menu fits … Continue reading Bunsen Burger: review
This recipe was given to me by a family friend from Switzerland, who lives in an adorable chalet in an Alpine meadow and spends her free time hiking, baking and generally being incredibly industrious. I can almost imagine myself accomplishing … Continue reading Summer Snacks: Cardamom Cashews
What really is a festival? A big party, a celebration of something? Music is usually the subject of adoration, but what good is a sweet guitar riff when you are sleeping in a muddy tent, surviving on grease-laden chips and … Continue reading Five Dublin food and drink festivals to look out for this summer
The first of a series of articles dedicated to reading, exploring and drinking, I’m taking a look at what the French Riviera has to offer bookworms. In each article we will choose a book, a nice place to read it and a … Continue reading A Book, A Nook, A Cup — on the French Riviera
PROPORTIONS Proportions are everything, as Derek Zoolander could tell you. With cooking, especially Modular Cooking™, proportions are mostly about elements of flavour and seasoning, and can be quite flexible. Too much liquid and you’ll have a loose sauce, but it’ll … Continue reading Student Cooking Vol. 3: Proportions, Baking, Brownies