Posts Tagged ‘foodie articles’

New James Whelan Butchers @ Avoca, Kilmacanogue

Monday, September 15th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

Following the successful launch of our butcher shops in Dublin, at Avoca Monkstown and Rathcoole, we are delighted to announce that we are bringing our craft butchery excellence and expertise to the new Avoca Food Market in Kilmacanogue. The entire food market will include James Whelan Butchers and a number of new additions to Avoca.We […]

James Whelan Butchers: Blackberry Time

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 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:Value over Cost

Friday, August 15th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

It can be quite the battle these days to get people to focus on value rather than price.  The two are not interchangeable.  It is also a folly to compare sectors.  Wearing a low quality t-shirt cannot be compared to eating low quality or poor food.   Before we get to the value over cost […]

James Whelan Butchers: What’s the difference?

Friday, July 25th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

Generally I’m not that fussy about how people use words.  Language is for the living and it evolves as we do.  Read any Chaucer poem and you’ll see how far we’ve come.  I’m not for jumping up and down at the omission or misplacement of an apostrophe, but there is a problem when we start […]

James Whelan Butchers: Hot Brazillian

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

You don’t need me to tell you how to cope with Irish summers.  I shouldn’t have to remind you that just because it says June on the calendar you still shouldn’t leave the house without being prepared for any and all weather eventualities – sun screen and bug spray will reside harmoniously with wet weather […]

James Whelan Butchers: The Power of Food

Monday, June 9th, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

In Cork City last week I found a little treasure near City Hall.  It’s called L’atitude 51 and is situated in what used to be The Lobby Bar.  Indeed throughout the 1990s and I remember upstairs at the Lobby for the hundreds of great music gigs held there. Outside hasn’t changed much from those heady […]

James Whelan Butchers: Let’s Party

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

There’s nothing like a little sunshine and a raise in the average temperature to get us all thinking about having a party.  This time of year is also confirmation and communion time so celebrations abound.  2013 is also the year of the ‘Gathering’ and even if you haven’t invited your long lost cousin home from […]

James Whelan Butchers: Ball Skills

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

I came across The Bowler at an event in the UK earlier this year.  He’s part of the street food movement that’s been growing over the past few years.  He makes gourmet meatballs using meat, fish and vegetables and serving them all from an eye catching grass covered van, affectionately known as the ‘lawn ranger’.  […]

James Whelan Butchers: Enough of the Fake Food

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

I’m shouting again, but with good reason.  When will we realise that real food is a huge part of our overall health?   The endless scientific studies on food that are released on an unsuspecting public have created an insecure population that feels it just doesn’t know anything anymore, but we do!   Often times the information […]

James Whelan Butchers: Pork Belly

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

When it comes to food and things food related, honesty is important.  I love it when someone introduces me to something I’ve never heard of before; a new method of cooking, an interesting ingredient or a great recipe.  Not for me is the feigned jadedness of the ‘know it all’ foodie.  I believe that no […]

James Whelan Butchers: Celebrate the Tomato

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

I was a little disturbed recently to read of all the various tomato shortages around the world.  They are not necessarily linked, but apparently the US is suffering quite badly, the Argentines have just this month been asked as a nation to ‘go easy’ on tomatoes for a while so the crops can catch up […]

James Whelan Butchers: Spanish Evening

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

If I had a euro for every time a customer in the shop described the last few weeks as just like “being in Spain”, I’d have enough for a flight there myself.   It did indeed feel like the Mediterranean for several days and apparently, the forecasters would have us believe, it’s not over yet.  In […]