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Long Table Dinner 2015

Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Tipperary Food Producers shoot for the stars at Coolbawn Quay; Perfect Ingredients for an evening on Lough Derg The Tipperary Food Producers Network is once again hosting a Long Table Dinner, set this year in the idyllic surrounds of Coolbawn Quay on the shores of Lough Derg, Co Tipperary. The banquet promises to broaden the […]

Barbecued Butterflied Lamb

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Thanks to a combination of the recent spell of good weather, a lovely customer and a leg of lamb, I enjoyed a truly great barbecue experience. I know I’ve mentioned barbecuing quite a bit recently, but one of the hallmarks of the traditional Irish barbecue is that we tend to play it safe and cook […]

James Whelan Butchers: Lighter Days

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Regardless of the weather I always find that I just enjoy lighter food in the summer months. It may be simple conditioning or it could be my body wanting to shed all that was packed into it in the cold winter. For me this time of year always calls for lighter meals and with the […]

James Whelan Butchers: Summer Fruit

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

I love to hear my own kids shout “stop” if we see someone with a plastic table overflowing with strawberries and it warms my heart that their cries for fruit are still just as loud as they are when they see the golden arches. From a father’s point of view I rarely refuse the shout for strawberries but often choose to ignore the pleas for a cheeseburger. As takeaway food goes, strawberries are possibly the perfect choice and with Wimbledon approaching the annual spotlight will shine upon the age old tradition of strawberries and cream.

Racking up the Wow factor

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

One of the greatest secrets to excellent food is the old and familiar adage, “keep it simple!”  If you are really clever you will also have twigged that sometimes the ingredients of any dish can do the talking for you.  A good quality, flavoursome piece of meat and the freshest vegetables you can find are […]

A Fresh Look at Asia

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Given that I work with meat, I suppose it is hardly surprising that the subject of food comes up in my conversations a great deal. I’m often asked for advice about cuts, preparation and cooking and while some will just indulge and join me in a nice chat about things that taste great, the other […]

James Whelan Butchers: Free Turkey for Easter!

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Good Food | No Comments »

Don’t say we never plan ahead because we’re starting 2015 with a fantastic FREE EASTER TURKEY giveaway. Simply, order twice between now and Easter and we will include your FREE turkey with your third order on Friday April 3rd. All orders must be a minimum of €100 spend Terms & Conditions: To avail of this […]

Christmas Opening Times in James Whelan Butchers

Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Good Food | No Comments »

  Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are as follows: Day Opening Times Friday 19th Dec 8AM – 6.30PM Saturday 20th Dec 8AM – 7PM Sunday 21st Dec 8AM – 7PM Monday 22nd Dec 8AM – 7PM Tuesday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM […]

James Whelan Butchers: Beef Larb with Lettuce Wraps

Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Good Food | No Comments »

This is the national dish of Laos but it appears in various incarnations throughout Southeast Asia. Often made with pork or chicken, it’s equally good with beef. Play around with the proportions to get the balance of sharpness and heat that you like best. This is a super-speedy starter that’s fun to eat, or a […]

James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping wins 3 star Great Taste Award!

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping wins 3 star Great Taste Award! Selected as a 2014 Top 50 Food Beef Dripping, produced in Clonmel, Tipperary by Pat Whelan, a fifth generation butcher, has just been announced as one of the Top 50 best foods in the UK and Ireland. Of 10,000 entries to the Great Taste Awards, […]

James Whelan Butchers: Blackberry Time

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

The kids and I did some blackberry picking at the weekend.  It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again.  And where there are blackberries there are new school bags, packed to gills with new books and virgin stationery waiting to fulfil their very purpose.  In nature the schoolbag would be seen as […]

James Whelan Butchers: Fun Food not Junk Food

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

I’ve just finished reading about a new study coming out of America that has just shown how lethargy, and its close cousin obesity, can come from consistently eating processed foods and not just processed foods in huge amounts. Now we probably didn’t need another study to prove that junk food will make us lethargic and […]