Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Staycation in East Cork: A Night in Ballymaloe House

Disclaimer: This is an independent review - I paid for my accommodation, food and drinks at Ballymaloe House.

I first visited Ballymaloe House when I did the 12 week certificate course in Ballymaloe Cookery School back in 2015. Darina Allen always brings the students for a full visit of the house which ends with afternoon tea. I've only returned once since the course for the brilliant Ballymaloe Litfest (sadly discontinued) and I've always told myself I'd go back with Mr. FFID to stay and eat in this Irish food institution, to celebrate a special occasion...

Monday, 2 July 2018

Recipe: Gnocchi with Sage Butter #SP

Gnocchi with sage butter

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Potatoes: More than a Bit on the Side/ Bord Bia.
When I was asked to take part in Bord Bia’s 'Potatoes: More than A Bit on the Side’ campaign I didn’t think twice… I absolutely LOVE potatoes.

As you probably guessed, this campaign aims to encourage people to eat more potatoes as a core component of their meals, rather than just limiting them to a side dish. Indeed, potatoes are so versatile that it would be a pity to just serve them as an accompaniment when they can be the shining star of a lunch or a dinner!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Vietnom: Vegetarian Street Food Truck in Stoneybatter

Vietnom Dublin

Disclaimer: This is an independent review, I paid for my food and drinks

In Portland, which I visited last year, food trucks are everywhere and giving the opportunity to young chefs to test the ground and make themselves a reputation before they commit to signing a lease that they can't really afford when they're starting off. Will red tape regulations ever be lifted to allow the development of street food in Dublin? I seriously hope so.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Recipe: Mussel Risotto #SP

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bord Bia
As previously mentioned I’ve teamed up with Bord Bia again this year for their #FlexYourMussels campaign during which during which I’m sharing my love for mussels.
Besides being delicious, mussels are very affordable, easy to prepare and a great source of protein and iron. That’s plenty of good reasons to cook them at home, don’t you think?

Friday, 8 June 2018

Coffee & Pastries at Proper Order Coffee Co.

Disclaimer: this is an independent review, I paid for my coffee and pastries on each visit.

If you follow me on Instagram (@frenchfoodieindublin) you probably know from my stories that from time to time I like to indulge in buttery pastries and coffee in Proper Order Coffee in the morning. I'm very continental, what can I say?

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Review: Urbanity, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Urbanity Smithfield

Disclaimer: This is an independent review and I paid for my food

Mr. FFID and I have started going on 'breakfast dates' from time to time, just to get a change from the usual morning routine of porridge at home. We don't do it that often but when we do we look for a place that isn't too far from our home and respective workplaces.