Thursday, 4 June 2020

A Delivery of Very Fancy Handmade Chocolates: Arcane Chocolate


Many of us may be improving our cooking and baking skills during the pandemic but let's face it, some things just aren't replicable by home cooks as they require technical skills and a huge amount of knowledge. That's why I've ordered pastries from Le Pâtissier and chocolates from Arcane Chocolate over the last few weeks. These are products that are made by skilled artisans and make you feel like you're really getting something special.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Dublin's Best Burgers at Home: Bujo Burger Home Meal Kit


As soon as I tried burgers from Bujo Burger over two years ago, no other burger joint existed in my book. When I lived in the city centre, their burgers were my excuse to go for a walk to Sandymount and the news of them opening a second location in the Central Plaza in Dublin city centre at some stage got me immensely excited a few months back. I'm not just a fan of their food but also their commitment to sustainability and their support of Irish producers. I also love that their culinary director, Gráinne O'Keefe, comes up with kick-ass specials so there's always an excuse to come back for more.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

All the Flour You Need: Kells Wholemeal


Let's talk about white gold, that rare commodity that everyone is looking for these days: flour. According to RTE, Tesco Ireland had a 300% increase in their sale of flour when the lockdown happened. It seemed like everybody turned into a baker overnight. After all, we were a nation of bakers for centuries until the bread-making tradition faded with the effects of commercialisation and industrialization. It's great to see people going back to basics.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Dreamy Pastries Delivered to Your Door: Le Pâtissier


I haven't been to France in two and a half years. It's a long time. Too long, but life got in the way and I didn't make it a priority to go to the motherland. I now regret not making the effort because as long as the virus is around, I wouldn't fly to visit my parents. One thing I surely miss from France is proper pastries. Sure, you can find good cakes and viennoiseries in some cafés in Dublin but you can't get your hands on the kind of stuff you find in Paris: picture-perfect pastries that taste as good as they look.