Archive for May, 2011

Killamaddy Market – Lesser Spotted Ulster

Joe Mahon invited me up to cook at a recreation of a once famous market Killamaddy, Ballygally 100 years ago. The Hiring Fair was recreated along with other lost rural crafts and traditional ways of life. Rained all day “Cooked Cruibeens” – cured herrings, rabbit and praite bread on an old hearth crane crook, great experience, great skill used in gauging the temperature with the hot turf in the pot oven. Joe Interviewed me about the book, whilst I cooked for him, he loved it! To be aired, January 17th 2012, For “Lesser Spotted Ulster” – thanks to Marie Quinn and all the team from the heritage group, had a great day.

    

 

   

Foyle Day’s Festival

Foyle Day’s festival, great success, cooking mussels 4 ways on the Flogas demonstration kitchen. Most popular dish had to be the Moules Marinaire and the Korma mussels. Poured the first day, sun shone the second day. Thanks to the Loughs Agency who put on a great show and supplied the mussels, which were the biggest and meatiest I’ve seen for a long time. Thanks also to Key West for their great food and hospitality.