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Goodbye to the Hennessys and the Ambassador cooks on One TV

With sadness we see the departure very soon of His Excellency Jim Hennessy, Ambassador of Ireland and his wife Monica after a three-year term on the island. It was a pleasure to work with them on a number of food related projects with the participation of all the family (and dog!). And as the Hennessys promoted Bord Bia and taught me so much about … Read More Goodbye to the Hennessys and the Ambassador cooks on One TV

The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

I share with you today a photo from the party on Friday hosted by Ambassador Hennessy which many of you have asked about. The Dancers on a special visit to the island for St Patrick’s gave a magnificent performance. They wear blue which was the original color associated with St Patrick but over the years the tradition changed to the color of three leaf … Read More The Dancers and an Irish Coffee Bread and Butter pudding

Traditional Irish Stew

St Patrick’s day has become very big on the island. When I first arrived here a couple of years ago, I remember my surprise one sunny day in March driving down the coast road during St Patrick’s weekend. I could not get over the crowds, different shades of green gathered for an evening of joviality. As the hype soared the traffic came to a … Read More Traditional Irish Stew

Boxty with Mediterranean Marjoram

Quite different and delicious, this was the poor man’s bread in Ireland, now making a fashionable comeback and without doubt poor man’s bread it no longer ain’t … I came across Boxty while researching Irish food for a promotion with HE The Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Hennessy and as I never got around to making these pancakes last November , I just thought … Read More Boxty with Mediterranean Marjoram

The Ambassador speaks about Irish food and Ireland

It was a pleasure to meet HE The Ambassador of Ireland . I started by asking the Ambassador about Rachel Allen as I love her style of cooking and he spoke to me about the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in the heart of the east Cork countryside run by the Allen family which also has lovely guest accommodation. Cherry Pastini I told him how … Read More The Ambassador speaks about Irish food and Ireland

An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

The table is set ….. Following a dinner at the residence of HE the Ambassador of Ireland and Mrs Monica Hennessy to promote Irish foods with The Hon Karmenu Vella, Minister of Tourism and Mrs Vella as guests of honor, I am dedicating the next week to cooking dishes using ingredients from Ireland. My pages on today’s newspaper features Mrs Monica Hennessy at her … Read More An Irish week in the heart of the Mediterranean !

Mrs Hennessy bakes Irish Foccacia using Rachel Allen’s recipe !

The table is set for dinner with Waterford Crystal and Newbridge Silver cutlery at the home of HE the Ambassador Jim Hennessy and Mrs Monica Hennessy Mrs Hennessy welcomed me to her home and prepared a most delicious meal. She is a person of great warmth and intelligence and a wonderful mother to three children. Her eldest daughter is studying medicine in Dublin and … Read More Mrs Hennessy bakes Irish Foccacia using Rachel Allen’s recipe !

Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe

. This is Ronan Hennessy. He is 16 years old today… happy birthday Ronan ! He loves living on the island and has made a lot of friends and feels very settled here. He plays a lot of sports and especially likes football. Ronan appreciates the warm weather and the island’s mild winters. He also enjoys local food and cooking and last year he … Read More Ronan’s Mediterranean Soda Bread adapted from Darina Allen’s recipe