Newsletter #42: May 2018

Link of the month -

Are you a competent cook always on the lookout for new recipes? Or do you stick faithfully to the same dishes each week, afraid to try something new? Whichever group you belong to, there’s a good chance that you'll be interested in this month’s link, is a bilingual blog, where a wide range of recipes are presented in a simple, clear manner. Each recipe begins with a list of the required ingredients and equipment (which are interesting in and of themselves to those who wish to add to their vocabulary!), and then the blogger, Diarmuid Ó Mathúna, takes us through the recipe step by step.

One aspect of this blog that will appeal especially to those who are less than confident in the kitchen are the short videos that accompany each step of the recipe, demonstrating clearly how to complete that step. Sometimes it can be difficult for those who don’t have much experience cooking to follow written instructions, and’s short videos are a great solution to that problem.

There are over fifteen recipes currently on the blog, and a new one is added every couple of weeks. These recipes cover a wide range of dishes, including breakfast, dinner, dessert and snacks, and they are all provided in Irish and in English.

If makes you want to eat rather than to cook, you'll be delighted to learn that the blogger, Diarmuid Ó Mathúna, will soon be opening a pop-up Irish café, where you'll have an opportunity to taste his cooking without lifting a finger. The café, Pota, will be located in Gael-Taca’s centre on Sullivan’s Quay in Cork. It will be open from 10.30am–4.00pm, Tuesday–Saturday, from the 12 June, and for one month a lively social space will be created in the heart of the city, in which tasty food, snacks, tea, coffee and conversation will be provided. There are also plans to run some cultural events in the space during that month, and further information about that will be made available here in the coming weeks.