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By Mark Keane The Oscars return this Sunday but sadly it’s another year mired in controversy as black actors are once again snubbed for nominations. If you’re going to join the likes of Spike Lee, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith by snubbing the event, then you won’t see host Chris Rock lambasting The Academy and its...

By Mark Keane Shane Bonner, founder of Newmarket Kitchen, met with us recently to discuss his one stop shop for food businesses, and how to turn your innovative food idea into a successful business.    Why did you think Newmarket Kitchen could work, was there a particular moment or experience that made you realise...

By Mark Keane Acclaimed singer/songwriter Hozier has joined forces with 2 time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence. Saoirse, star of films such as Atonement and Brooklyn, portrays a woman dealing with a physically abusive relationship in the video for “Cherry Wine”. While...

 By James Albert If you have been paying attention to your Calendar you might have noticed there were two significant food-centric holidays of note last week. Firstly the annual gluttonous highlight of Pancake Tuesday; in which you are allowed to eat as many “practice” pancakes as you like, before you quit on a perfect...

By Mark Keane It can be easy to put celebrities on a pedestal, but when it comes down to it, they are just like us! They want to eat a hearty shepard’s pie, gorge on hot wings, and drink nice beer. We’ve compiled a list of celebrities favourite foods, prepare to be surprised with some of their choices! David Bowie All...

By Mark Keane The Walking Dead returned on Sunday as Rick Grimes and his gang try their best to survive the Zombie Apocalypse for another year. Watching the show, it’s easy to think that the zombie apocalypse is all fun and games, that you’re travelling around the country, dodging zombies, practising your sword or...

By Mark Keane Valentine’s Day is approaching and grand romantic gestures are expected. We’ve done the hard part and created a list of the most romantic restaurants throughout Ireland that you should go to. Now it’s up to you to bring the romance! Toscana All rights reserved Fancy a taste of Tuscany with a spectacular...

By Mark Keane Older readers will know of a world without hipsters, a world without having a lightly roasted single origin double espresso coffee, a time when you didn’t have beer choices of an IPA or bourbon barrel aged stout, and it was so….boring.  It’s easy to bash hipsters for their silly tattoos, love of taking...

By Mark Keane We’ve previously discussed the issue of food waste and how it has been one of the more pressing issues for the food world. On the other side of the coin is the effect of food production on the environment. People have become more aware of the damage over-fishing has done on eco systems over the years,...

By Lynn Kuehner New year, new places to travel to! As you may already be planning where you to go to in 2016, always make sure that your get to know the local cuisines. Hamburg in northern Germany has delicious specialities – often including fish, as the Hanseatic city is located on the Elbe river and close to North...