Getting To Know More About Morelli’s Ice-Cream

Morellis Ice Cream - Pikalily Food Blog

Regulars to the blog will know that we did a series of interviews with Northern Ireland food personalities last year to celebrate the year of food and drink here in NI. We’ve been quiet on the interview front of late but hope to make it a regular feature once more in the blog, and we kick off our new series of interviews by catching up with one of Northern Ireland’s most loved brands.  [Read more…]

Interview with Chef Paul Cunningham from Brunel’s

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The latest in our series of interviews for the 2016 year of food and drink here in Northern Ireland saw us catch up with one of our favourite local chefs, Paul Cunningham, owner of the popular Brunel’s Restaurant in our home town of Newcastle.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining in Brunel’s yet, we highly recommend it.  Read on to find out some of Paul’s food memories and inspirations.

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Getting to know Broighter Gold

Broighter Gold Interview - Pikalily Food Blog

The latest of our NI Year of Food and Drink interviews is with Limavady family based rapeseed oil producers, Broighter Gold.  Broighter Gold is owned by Richard & Leona Kane, who discovered the rapeseed oil by accident one evening 10 years ago when they ran out of olive oil while making the evening tea.  Read on as Leona talks a little bit more about Broighter Gold below.

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Interview with Belfast Telegraph Food Writer, Joris Minne

Joris Minne Food Interview - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

We recently interviewed the lovely Allison and Will at Abernethy Butter as part of our interview series for the 2016 NI Year of Food & Drink, and next up we have one of Northern Ireland’s most respected food critics, the Belfast Telegraph’s Joris Minne.  We quizzed Joris on everything from his love of food to the local NI foodie scene, and also got some tips for fellow food writers and bloggers.  Check out Joris’s thoughts below.

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Getting to know a little more about Abernethy Butter

Abernethy Butter - Pikalily Food Blog

2016 is a big year for food and drink here in Northern Ireland.  We recently attended the launch event from Tourism NI which showcased some of the finest food produce in Northern Ireland, and indeed we’re blessed with some great local food producers here.  One such producer is Abernethy Butter, who hail from the small Co Down village of Dromara.  With this week being National Breakfast Week, and January being breakfast month here in Northern Ireland, we caught up with Allison and Will Abernethy to find out more about their award winning butter.

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