Development, Food Politics, Gastronomy, Uncategorized

Peasant Food Myths

(Spectator Scoff, January 2010) If you are reading this article the likelihood is that you are university educated, your parents owned the home you grew up in and you’ve travelled extensively. Food enthusiasts fall into a cohort of the population that is, undoubtedly, the antithesis of the Chav, and his successful cousin Mondeo Man. We have to face up to …


One Week Working in Mint ended my love affair with food

Sunday Tribune February 10th, 2008 RTE’s documentary Pressure Cooker aired on Monday night provided an interesting portrait of Dylan McGrath, the enfant terrible of Irish gastronomy. It was instructive to observe the chef return to his West Belfast working class origins, then journey to London where pain still registered across his face when confronted with the appalling environment in which …