Good Food

James Whelan Butchers Grab the Stars at the Great Taste Awards

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Every year the Great Taste awards celebrates the very best in food and drink from across Ireland and the UK. Last year was an incredible experience winning both Great Taste Golden Fork award for the best food from Ireland and the overall Great Taste Supreme Champion 2015 for our humble beef dripping. This year we’re delighted to announce […]

Tipperary Food Producers Hosted Great Taste Awards Judging

Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

  It was a feast for the senses as Tipperary Food Producers hosted Great Taste Awards judging for the first time.   The spirit of meitheal was alive and well in Tipperary this week as the Tipperary Food Producers Network welcomed the Guild of Fine Food and a host of Irish and international judges for […]

Great Taste Awards come to Tipp

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Great Taste Awards come to Tipp – international judges hosted for a series of special events by Tipperary Food Producers Network Tipperary Food Producers is a community of businesses working in the food and beverage sector in County Tipperary whose objective is to represent, promote and showcase the very best of Tipperary food. An organisation […]

Mother’s Day

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

Personally this week I am planning for Mothers Day which is coming up on Sunday the 6th March. I have two women to think of; my own mother and my wife; mother of our children. They understand the concept of making it a special day for Mammy but they need my help to procure the […]

Pass the Pesto

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Having a mildly rebellious spirit the idea of Valentines Day leaves me a little cold. I don’t like being told that on any given day I should be particularly loving or affectionate. It always seems staged, lacking in spontaneity, and the mere fact that I am expected to do something makes me not want to […]

One Pot Wonders

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Possibly the most glorious thing about having an interest in food and cooking is that you will never exhaust the endless combinations of ingredients and methods available to you. The only limitation is your own imagination. We create our own mental boundaries by allowing our preconceived notions to direct us. We inherited many of these […]

Chicken Tonight

Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Just before the downturn there were many column inches and much media air time devoted to the great chicken debate. Chefs, producers, organic specialists, commentators, all suddenly had an opinion. The general public was left dazed, bamboozled with information and more confused than ever. The various labels, organic, corn fed, hand reared, free range, farm […]

A Butcher’s Life for Me

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

There’s a tremendous beauty in the English language. We, unlike some of our European neighbours, have been blessed with an abundant tongue based on rich, ancient foundations. We have an instrument of expression that when used correctly can work incredible magic. Words can make us fall in love, do things we don’t want to do, […]

Covet the Cranberry

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

If there is one berry we associate with Christmas it has to be cranberries. Maybe it’s because they have been on my mind that I am suddenly coming across so many recipes, sweet and savoury that call for the little fleshy fruit in all its various forms; fresh, dried and frozen. For some reason I […]

Christmas Opening Times 2015

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

  Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are as follows: Day Opening Times Saturday 19th Dec 8AM – 6.00PM Sunday 20th Dec 8AM – 7PM Monday 21st Dec 8AM – 7PM Tuesday 22nd Dec 8AM – 7PM Wednesday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM […]

The Humble Spud

Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

I have a friend who is in the fruit and vegetable business both growing and selling on a significant scale and so he knows his spuds. He is always astounded when people don’t store their spuds in the fridge and then wonder why they spoil so quickly. Forget your fancy storage bags, baskets and pots; […]

Thrift in the Kitchen

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

“During the war years and beyond culinary skills were tested to the limit. Housewives were proud to play their part in helping with the war effort. Many, self taught, embraced the art of cooking enthusiastically. They used limited resources ingeniously, respecting the available ingredients and avoiding waste. Above all, they were prepared to put the […]