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Some Valentine Dining at Home Ideas

Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2024 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, couples everywhere are wondering how best to celebrate this special day. For some, restaurants may be out of the question or too restrictive, and for others even the thought of cooking an elaborate meal from scratch at home is exhausting. We can solve this problem with a simple solution with […]

James Whelan Butchers: Lighter Days

Posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 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 […]

The JWB Wagyu Journey

Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2023 by Mandy in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Mother Nature is a great teacher. When it comes to growing and rearing food, the laws of sowing and reaping, of getting your hands dirty, adding time, waiting, and then waiting some more for a successful outcome, is a good analogy for life in general. Despite our love of instant gratification, Nature refuses to bow […]

Our Top Tips for Barbecuing

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2023 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Nothing says summer more than the sights and smells of people cooking and enjoying great food outdoors. We just love dusting off the BBQ and garden furniture – inviting friends and family round, creating great times in the back garden! Heaven! We asked some of our team for their barbequing tips, from cooking the perfect […]

Easter – A Time of Celebration & Change

Posted on Friday, April 7th, 2023 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Occasions | No Comments »

Now that the days are getting longer and thankfully brighter, it’s a time of change. Those of us who are organised enough, might begin to resurrect summer wardrobes; we might bring fresh life to our gardens with new plants and flowers, and those of us passionate about great food might be looking for fresh inspiration […]

Mid Terms on your Terms Newsletter February 2023

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2023 by Mandy in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Mid-term on your terms Make mid-term easy on yourself. Here are five gorgeous James Whelan Butchers selects to order and collect, or better still have delivered. Our Master Butchers have done the prep. You already have a lot on your plate, we only want to add something delicious.   The Salt-Aged Showstopper Prime Irish Striploin. […]

James Whelan Butchers: A Fresh Start

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2023 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

  Every year I moot the idea of moving the New Year celebration to the start of spring which just seems a more natural home for new beginnings, rather than this no man’s land of the deep midwinter. Those fine resolutions we make don’t stand a proper chance in a bleak January and only the […]

Beef Wellington – The Perfect Alternative Christmas Day Dinner

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

For people considering an alternative to the seasonal Turkey and Ham on Christmas Day, James Whelan Butchers are introducing a very special signature dish, Beef Wellington, which will be part of the now award winning Dine at Home Collection of restaurant quality meals for two. Named after the man who crushed Napoleon at Waterloo, the […]

World Steak Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

        Tipperary Butcher strikes Gold at The World Steak Challenge James Whelan Butchers certainly lived up to their ‘world class’ ambitions on Wednesday night, achieving both Gold and Silver at the World Steak Challenge. Blind tested and tasted against 300 steaks, from 25 different countries, spreading across four continents, their Tipperary home […]

Mama’s Meatballs

Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

One of the most popular dishes in our James Whelan Butchers range is the great family favourite, Mamas Meatballs.

James Whelan Butchers: ‘Summers End 2022

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

As I write it’s another rain soaked Irish summer’s day with a bit of a gust thrown in. I wonder if I have the will to believe it will turn around before the children return to school. Now the upturned hourglass is well and truly running out of sand and my wishful anticipation of a […]

Mother’s Day 2022

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Occasions | No Comments »

Mother’s Day is one of the highlights of our year, a day when we honour our own mothers, grandmothers and in this era of blended families – we honour step mothers and other strong female influences in our lives. Traditionally on this day, mothers and mother figures are treated with cards, flowers and other thoughtful […]