Stealthy Marzipan

Stealthy Marzipan

Fat is incredibly fashionable. Pope Francis, I concede. There really must be a god. It turns out that all saturated fats are not equal. Each saturated fat has its own structure, and their individual differences influence the way they work in your body. (Scientists, look away while I mutilate your language). Several saturated fats, called […]

A Vegan Christmas, Dec 21st

A Vegan Christmas, Dec 21st

This Sunday 21st December, in the Sunday Independent, I have a big spread on catering for vegetarians and vegans in the family. That’s right – no turkey or ham #WTAF There’s pumpkin pie with cinnamon-roasted pecan crumb, parsnips chips with beetroot ketchup, plum & liquorice crumble with quinoa flakes, and red wine poached pears with […]

Book Signings & Special Messages

Book Signings & Special Messages

If you fancy an inappropriate message or something cheeky on the sleeve of your Extra Virgin Kitchen cookbook, then see you sometime somewhere this week!   Thursday, December 11: Dubray Bookstores, Grafton Street, Dublin 2 (5pm) Saturday, December 13: The Hopsack, Rathmines Swan Centre, Dublin 6 (11am) Sunday, December 14: Savage Sunday, Today FM (100-101.8 […]

Home-made Hazelnut Milk

Home-made Hazelnut Milk

I call these grandpa nuts because they’re wonderfully nourishing for our seniors and senioras. Here’s why. Hazelnuts contain beta-sitosterol, a groovy compound shown to help benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is doctorspeak for the numerous trips men over sixty take to the loo during the night. While benign prostatic hyperplasia is not harmful, it can be […]

What Women Want

What Women Want

I had a small role in the second half of this interesting episode on food, RTE 2. What Women Want is a thoughtfully constructed series about the latest feline obsessions. I love how it offers no answers, but instead journeys into different perspectives on weekly themes like fame, sex, food, cosmetic surgery and attraction. This […]