March 12, 2018

Bacon and Cabbage Terrine with Celery and Onion Puree (serves 12)

Bacon and cabbage is a quintessential Irish dish. To me it is the perfect comfort food. There’s no food more memory inducing for me than boiled bacon, savoy cabbage and floury potatoes. I remember the cry...

December 24, 2017

At KOOKS we love an alternative to the usual Christmas pudding and our favourite is this delicious, light, tangy dessert that is so simple to make.  Give it a try - you will love it...

Warm Clementines with Lemon Sabayon – Serves 4 :

Ingredients

3 Clementines (peeled...

November 9, 2017

Homer referred to pears as a "gift from the gods" in the Odyssey (or was it the Simpsons?)

There are lots of ways to enjoy pears. You can use them with apple and raisins to make a delicious chutney – which is great with cheese – or poach them with cinnamon and red wine....

October 25, 2017

One of the best things about going from autumn into winter is the warm, hearty food we can look forward to. At this time of year, I like to take advantage of the abundance of wild foods in season.  This time of year is also game time - which includes feathered and four...

October 16, 2017

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some more KOOKS for our courses on Friday and Saturday.  On Friday Easy Entertaining our KOOKS made Wild Mushroom Risotto, Quail wrapped in Brioche and Warm Chocolate Fondant.  Three delicious courses and lashings of fun was had by...

October 6, 2017

Our very first Thursday evening KOOKS Demonstration and Supper happened last night.  We welcomed five lovely guests to our home where Kevin prepared Irish Tuna (cooked three ways) followed by Breast of Duck with Wild Mushroom Sauce and finally some locally picked Apple...