Posts Tagged ‘Chinese food’

James Whelan Butchers: Stir It Up

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

Any kitchen hero usually masters the basics of stirring and frying early in their careers.  The frying will initially yield a few crispy edged eggs or a blackened sausage but it will be mastered quickly.  Stirring is perhaps even more fool proof but marry the two and we have trouble.  There is the general assumption […]

James Whelan Butchers: BALANCE

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

If I had to sum up my personal philosophy on life I think I could reduce it to one word and that’s ‘balance’. While it sounds simple, achieving perfect equilibrium on the scales of life requires quite a degree of focus and discipline. I’m not perfect and many times fall short of my set balance […]

James Whelan Butchers: A Fresh Look at Asia

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

Given that I work with meat and am known as a general food lover, 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 […]

James Whelan Butchers: A Taste of the Orient

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

You’d have to wonder why the Chinese Vice President, Mr Xi Jinping, paid a state visit to our little island recently.  Obviously he’d heard of the good old Irish hospitality and wanted to sample it for himself.  Of course he probably didn’t bank on us being so quick off the mark when he made a […]