Good Food

Getting Ahead

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

A good friend of mine used to describe the highly organised as both anal and smug. Of course now that she has advanced in years, learned the art and the benefits of planning ahead and joined the tribe she once so despised, her view has changed. I tease her mercilessly about it, but her good […]

Throw a Halloween Party

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Looking out my window today I watch as the elements enjoy a high octane party. Leaves are bobbing around on the wind, swept into swirling dancing groups, moving at a terrific pace into mini tornado shapes and then disappearing quickly past my first floor window. The sky is ominously dark and I have no doubt […]

Stop Sheep

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

The last time I checked, most human adults were in possession of a decent enough brain. The brain, that vital organ that sits between our ears, helps us survive, work and raise our young without doing them too much damage. It is our ability to assess and make choices using the brain that largely separates […]

The Food Makeover

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

In conversation with a friend recently I found myself wading into the murky waters of food and weight loss.   We would both find ourselves in that rather tricky position of having a desire to fit into a smaller trouser size but possessing an even greater desire for a steak pie, nice wine, good sausage, local […]

Ray D’Arcy talks Beef Dripping with Pat Whelan

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

Really enjoyed talking to Ray D’Arcy on RTE Radio 1. What strikes me with every conversation, is how nostalgic people are when talking about Beef Dripping. If we asked you to think of the most luxurious, most delicious, finest food imaginable, what would come to mind? Caviar, smoked salmon or maybe some dripping? On Monday […]

Bobby Kerr and Pat Whelan get “Down to Business”

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

Had the great pleasure recently of talking to Bobby Kerr on his Saturday Newstalk radio show, Down to Business. We talked about Beef Dripping and family business in general. I’ve put up this link should you be interested in listening to the show.  

James Whelan brings home the bacon with this year’s GOLD Q award!

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

The winners have been announced for this year’s Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards with James Whelan Butchers celebrating their Gold Award win – beating more than 1,000 products in 85 categories. The Dry Cure Rack of Bacon won the ultimate award but three other producers won Gold awards too: The Gold Small Producer award […]

Tipperary Food Producers Long Table Dinner 2015 in Coolbawn Quay

Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

The 2015 Tipperary Food Producers “Long table Dinner” attracted more than 170 people last Wednesday night. The beautiful, idyllic Coolbawn Quay was the location for this wonderful night of culinary delights. In keeping with the Long Table Dinner custom, only food from Tipperary was served at the sumptuous traditional feast. Fresh, seasonal produce from over […]

James Whelan Butchers nominated for a Golden Fork “Food Oscar”

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

Following the success of last year, James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping has replicated last year’s success with another 3 Star Great Taste Award and inclusion in the 2015 Top 50 foods in the UK and Ireland.Of 10,000 entries to the Great Taste Awards, just 130 were awarded the highest and most coveted rating, 3 Stars […]

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 […]