Carpaccio of raw fennel

Carpaccio of raw fennel

I didn’t touch fennel for years. My nostrils would freak out at the mere sight of one. This liquorice-scented veggie reminded me of a rather inglorious experience with Sambuca many years earlier. But I’m over that now, having realised that fennel is not nearly as pungent as its distant alcohol-laced cousin. So this is my […]

20% off cookbook this week, plus free delivery (SOLD OUT SORRY!)

20% off cookbook this week, plus free delivery (SOLD OUT SORRY!)

*** STOCK SOLD OUT ***   Hi folks! I received good news this morning. The Extra Virgin Kitchen is going for a 2nd print run next week – backflip! (It’s a great moment for buckwheat and tahini too). To celebrate, Gill & Macmillan are offering my blog readers 20% off the price of the cookbook […]

Family Flapjacks

Family Flapjacks

Cardboard cutouts of local GPs were recently used to promote the sale of fruit and vegetables in an English supermarket. Fist-bumping comedy? Nope. Sales rose by 20%. It’s one of the ways in which supermarkets are ‘voluntarily’ engaging in the fight against childhood obesity. If it doesn’t work, the British government are threatening to legislate […]

Rye Banana Bread with virtuous Nutella

Rye Banana Bread with virtuous Nutella

Another recipe from The Extra Virgin Kitchen cookbook my friends …   Rye is traditionally associated with those beautiful Nordic folk. The Danes love it too. As I fancy the arse off both populations, I’ve been playing with rye recipes over the winter in a futile attempt to lure them into my orbit. I think […]

Fallon & Byrne, March 12 2014 (sold out)

Fallon & Byrne, March 12 2014 (sold out)

Join me for an evening at Fallon & Byrne, Ireland’s favourite food hall. (SOLD OUT SORRY!) I’ll demo a few recipes from my new cookbook, we’ll pack in a sneaky sampling session, and I’ll run through my top tips for prepping outrageously tasty meals and snacks. Everything you need to know about being a virtuous […]