We decided (ok, I decided!) that we should head to Tipperary to check out the Food Festival to be held in Cloughjordan. Hosted by the Sarah Baker Cookery School, and held in the grounds of Cloughjordan House, it proved to be worth the visit. To put everything that happened into writing would take a lot longer than we have time for here. So, the following is a snapshot (or a few, even) of our time spent in Tipperary.
Lots of events were planned for the day, including demonstrations of recipes, made with local ingredients, presented by some foodie friends. We sat in on the demonstrations given by Joanna Schaffalitzky and Yvonne Carty of Hey Pesto.
Joanna’s dish consisted of Chicken Breast, stuffed with Inch House Black pudding,wrapped in bacon, and served with a lovely apple gravy.
Having purchased the Inch House Black Pudding, and various apple juices from The Apple Farm , I will certainly be trying out this recipe.
Next, we watched Yvonne Carty. She presented Mediterranean Pasta, Inch House Bites, which were canapés with black pudding, red onion marmalade, and she topped each one with a little Cashel Blue Cheese. Yvonne also made Cashel Blue cheese and onion tart. We managed to get to taste the canapés, and they were gorgeous.
Reluctantly we had to head for home, but not before we packed our lovely pork chops, joint, mince, and sausages into the coldbox. Guess what we had for our tea when we got back!