Blog Trips


finalz (1)

Woke up this morning to find out that I Can Has Cook? has made it to the list of finalists for the Food and Drink category (sponsored by Bord Bia) at this year’s Irish Blog Awards. I’m truly delighted to have been deemed worthy of a place on this list, which includes The Daily Spud, […]

Clodagh McKenna at The Village at Lyons

beautiful things in shop

Last Saturday, I had the most gloriously foodie-indulgent day which began at The Village at Lyons in Kildare and ended in a Supper Club in Dublin 8. My buddy Alan and I were invited down to Clodagh McKenna’s Cookery School to take part in her Homemade Cookery course, which coincides with Clodagh’s cookery book of the […]

Clonakilty by Candlelight

black pudding main course

Photo by Reilly Tonight marks Round Two of Clonakilty by Candlelight, Ireland’s first flash restaurant, which will be happening tonight, tomorrow and Saturday night in a secret location in Dublin. I was lucky enough to go along last Friday, and if you read on, you’ll see what wondrous treats awaited us at this truly special […]

Dakshin, Dublin 4

aoife's main on plate

Dakshin (Photo courtesy of Dakshin) Last weekend, thanks to a competition run via the IFBA, myself and three other food bloggers were treated to a complimentary meal at Saji Mathai’s (Jaipur, Ananda) latest venture, Dakshin in Donnybrook. Myself, Aoife from My Adventures in Veg, David from Kitchen 72 and John from The Navigatourist met upstairs in […]

Clonakilty by Candlelight: Flash Restaurant

Clonakility by Candlelight

Regular readers may be aware of my love of secrecy-tinged feasts, dating back to my induction into The Marmarati many, many years ago. Clonakilty Blackpudding are bringing the Flash Restaurant to Ireland for the first time, those clever clogs.  For six nights this February, lucky diners will be treated to a meal by candlelight free of […]

Happy Holidays

vintage christmas

Meow! Too busy eating, can’t blog. Thanks for reading and commenting throughout 2010, I’ll be back with more grub  in 2011. In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter for all food-related thoughts and twitpics. Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! Aoife Mc x  

Salon des Saveurs

parsnip and vanilla soup

Food can be a great comfort at the less than joyous moments of  life – painful break-ups, embarrassing job interviews, economic meltdowns, etc.  I’ve always been amazed at food’s ability to make the bad things all just… go away.  Even if it is just temporarily. So what better week to have been invited, along with […]

Italian Food Festival at The Bernard Shaw


Oooh this could be fun.  It’s an Italian Food Festival at The Bernard Shaw on South Richmond Street this Sunday the 7th of November. The organisers are the Italian couple behind the Coffee To Get Her which operates in the pub during the week, Monday to Saturdays 13:00 to 19:00. The Sagra dell’Arrosticino Festival – […]

Cully & Sully Chef Factor

Back Camera

Last week, I enjoyed a lovely evening with the good folks at Cully & Sully who had invited some food bloggers to the Westbury for a creative take on lamb and couscous and to tell us about their Chef Factor competition. Have a look at this lovely video which tells you all you need to […]

Cafe Gandolfi: Glasgow

Seamus and Aoife

Seamus MacInnes and I on the first of myself and Niall’s three visits to Cafe Gandolfi in two days.  We just really liked it. As I travel around, I find myself collecting favourite hang out spots, whether they be restaurants, cafes, bars or shops that I love.  Mentally, I’m creating my perfect town which would […]