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Food Fanatics Feast in Ireland

Food Fanatics Feast in Ireland

Jamie Oliver and Ireland's top chefs dine and dish at Taste of Dublin

Crowds gather for food and drink delights from Ireland's top chefs.

Taste of Dublin hosts a summer celebration of eating, drinking, and entertainment June 14 - 17 with over 20 of the city's best restaurants whose chefs will be cooking up special tasting menus for festival goers.

Chefs are creating tapas-sized bites reflective of their culinary philosophies, signature styles, and their innovative use of seasonal ingredients. Highlights include Bon Appétit's prawn tempura, garlic and lemon aioli, and pomme frites as well as the smoked sea trout and caviar from Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is scheduled to launch Taste of Dublin with a 45 minute cooking demonstration Thursday.

"Taste of Dublin is a fabulous platform for showcasing the best in Irish produce and cuisine and it is great to kick off the summer in true Irish style," said Oliver.

Featured food adventures include 'Kanchi Dine in the Dark,' where guests enjoy a feast immersed in complete darkness. Taste of Malaysia and Taste of Thailand also return to showcase the flavors of Asian cuisine from Ireland's leading Thai and Malaysian restaurants. Other events include wine tastings, interactive masterclasses, and the Taste Chef's Table hosted by Food & Wine Magazine's editor Ross Golden Bannon.

Taste of Dublin uses its own unique currency called Florins, with 1 Florin equalling 1 euro and an average dish costing around five Florins. A Standard ticket costs €20, though purchasing a Florin ticket for €38.50 includes entry, access to featured events, masterclasses, demonstrations, and 20 Florins for spending. A VIP ticket for €45 also includes fast track entry, access to a VIP suite, and complimentary cocktails and champagne.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


8 recipes that will make you wish you had an Irish granny

Fruity barmbrack. Buttery scones intriguing gur cake . Ireland has a fine tradition of baking, passed down from generation to generation, and after watching SBS Food's favourite Irish blogger-turned-TV host, Donal Skehan, spends an afternoon with his grandmother, Elizabeth Ryan, in Donal's Kitchen Hero, we're wishing we had an Irish granny too.

"Everything I know I either taught myself or learned from my mother and grandmother,” says Skehan, who shares recipes for many family favourites in the show, including barmbrack and lemon slices.

They're part of an Irish baking tradition that, Irish food writer Suzanne Campbell explains, owes a lot to the availability of eggs and milk, even when times were tough. "In past generations, Irish women were really, really into baking and that was because there wasn't much indulgence in their cooking because money was tight but as butter, eggs and milk were widely available and plentiful, baking was something that women excelled at and I think they took a huge source of pride in it, whether it was a simple soda bread or a decorated lemon sponge," she tells Skehan in Donal's Kitchen Hero.

Here, for those who aren't lucky enough to have their own Irish granny, are some of the Skehan family's favourites.

Barmbrack

"The word brack in Irish means speckled which describes the cake when it's sliced," says Skehan. "It's a great traditional Irish recipe. The beautiful thing about barmbrack is that it's an incredibly easy recipe.". It was something "my granny used to make for me and which I still love making today," he says.

Lemon slices

"These lemon slices are my brother's favourite. He used to get them baked for him by my aunt for his birthday every year. So they've come a bit of a tradition in our house," Skehan says of this tangy slice, drizzled with a simple lemon icing.


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