Good Food

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 […]

James Whelan Butchers: Eat Yourself Well

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

With the chocolate eggs of Easter already a memory, the longer evenings and brighter mornings are just bursting with potential.  I feel summer is only around the corner and with it comes an urge to think carefully about what I’m eating.  Maybe it’s the fact that we can go outdoors again without three layers of […]

James Whelan Butchers: Breaking the Rules

Posted on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Who remembers the ‘mixed grill’?  There wasn’t a fashionable restaurant in the land that didn’t carry a mixed grill on its menu back in the 1970s.  It was usually a combination of pork; be it chops, rashers or sausages but, somehow it managed to be evening food rather than breakfast as we’ve come to expect […]

James Whelan Butchers: Here’s the Rub

Posted on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Like everyone, I go through extremely busy patches where time flies by and there never seems to be enough of it.  I try and enjoy those seasons as I know they will come to an end, there will be some downtime and then it will all ramp up again.  It’s simply called life.  I’m in […]

James Whelan Butchers: Eat In Restaurant Style

Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Good Food | No Comments »

Why is it that we place a higher value on food cooked in a restaurant than the food we cook at home?  If you think about it, many of us can cook dishes every bit as good as the average restaurant.  I’m not suggesting you don’t go to restaurants at all, but these days we […]

James Whelan Butchers: Slow Cook February

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Is it over?  Is it really over?  Is the entire month of January now in the past?  Thank God for that as I’m not sure I could have taken much more of those on the New Year abstinence kick. Somehow there seemed to be more of them this year than ever before.  Everyone I met […]

James Whelan Butchers: Spiced Beef with Keelin Shanley on RTE Radio 1

Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Good Food, Press | No Comments »

This morning I had the pleasure of talking with Keelin Shanley who was filling in for Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio 1. We discussed what “Spiced Beef” is made from and how the recipe originated in Cork during the 16th and 17th centuries. At that time Cork was one of the largest exporters of beef […]