I’ve been on an extended holiday post-wedding that comes to a close today. As such, I’ve managed to read books, immerse myself in blog posts, clean out the RSS feeds and get back to basics. Also, this is largely fuelled to me having finally – finally – replaced the iPad nicked on holiday last year. Hopefully these will be a bit more regular for 2014. To kick things off then, here’s ten reads from the week gone by that you may have missed from other Irish food bloggers and food media.
If there’s any new blogs out there or blog feeds that you’d like to suggest, just leave a comment below.
I’ve also set up a separate resource over the past week or so for press releases that come through via email. I’ve been looking to remove straight up press releases from the blog for 2014 so I’ve parked them here at the Any Given Food Press Centre. Sure enough, they might trigger something for an article on the blog, or for other folk as well.
You can subscribe to the press release feed (for only press releases) here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/anygivenfood/press and you can submit your own press or PR content by emailing email@example.com.
SUNDAYS AREN’T long in coming around. Either is Christmas as it happens, my surprise quite genuine when chats last night that we were 30 days, give or take from Christmas. Needless to say, there’s a hell of a lot of planning to be done between here and then. And reading. And writing. Books are stacking up nicely at home so I’ll be starting into some long-awaited (by me) book reviews in the next few weeks but for the moment, I’m still reading the news so here’s ten stories plucked from the world of Irish and international food news this past week for Sunday Brunch #12.
Enjoy your Sunday!
On the day of the first All Ireland senior hurling final replay since 1959, which also featured Kilkenny, here’s ten food articles plucked from the world of food news that you may have missed this past week in the fourth of a series I’m fondly calling ‘Sunday Brunch’. The dogs have been walked and fed, the breakfast had and there’s a relative clear run of the day before the throw in at 3:30pm when everyone in Kilkenny and Galway downs tools until after 5pm. If you’re in either county, you best get to reading before then!
The finalists list for the inaugural Blog Awards Ireland (not to be confused with the Irish Blog Awards) has been released. With a short list that included around 50 blogs in the food and drink category, the short list for the event, taking place on October 13 features seven, and includes:
There are still early bird tickets available for the event, and if they run out the price goes up to €50. Tickets include dinner at the Osprey Hotel in Naas plus the events on the night.
Best of luck to those in the finalists lists in each category, hopefully it draws more attention to your blogs! Much like other competitions and previous years at the Irish Blog Awards, each of the categories throw up a few surprises and fresh faces as well so do take the time to check them out.
Best of look too to the organisers on their first event. I’ve had my own tickets a while, looking forward to seeing how it all comes together on the night.
Another Saturday comes around again which brings us to the 4th Food Bytes roundup with a selection of ten blog posts from ten international food bloggers (i.e. those outside of Ireland). This week features more opinion and recipe pieces that may inspire something new in your kitchen in the week ahead (as I found out bumping into a local reader during the St. Patrick’s Day parade last weekend, the Superbowl party peppers from the second roundup are to die for).
If you’ve missed any of the Food Bytes series of roundup posts, here’s the first, second, third and today gives you the fourth with ten more posts below. Enjoy!
Are you writing about food outside of Ireland and want to get in touch? Drop me a line at any stage by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear from you.
It’s Sunday 18th March, which means it’s Mother’s Day / stay in bed because you’ve a wicked hangover day / Foodie Roundup day. Only one of the three applies to me directly (though I will be speaking to my mother later, as should everyone) so here’s ten blog posts from ten Irish food bloggers that you may have missed this past week, March 11th to 17th. Here’s also to shaking off the craft beers, cider and cheese from last night with a hearty breakfast to start Sunday off.
If you’ve got a new food blog and you would like to be included in the roundup (or at least make it to the reader so I know what you’re writing about), drop me a line by emailing email@example.com or find me on Twitter here.
For some time now I’ve been looking at adding to the Foodie Roundup series of posts that go out on a Sunday, spotlighting ten blog posts from Irish food bloggers (or food bloggers based in Ireland). So today, I’m kicking off Blog Bytes, which is similar in style, only it looks at food blogs outside of Ireland for recipes, opinion pieces and the other tasty treats that you would find in the usual Foodie Roundup.
So, for Saturday 3rd March and the first of the Food Bytes reading digest, here’s ten posts from food bloggers outside of Ireland from Saturday 25th February to Friday 2nd March.
That’s it for the first installment of Food Bytes. This blog post series will continue each Saturday through to the end of the year and we’ll see how it goes. I reckon that gives me about 400+ blog posts to shine more of a light on as well. Don’t forget that Foodie Roundup #40, the roundup of Irish food blogs goes out tomorrow morning for your Sunday read. With a Saturday and Sunday digest each week, I think that will be enough for now, don’t you?
ON A SOMEWHAT blustery Sunday in Kilkenny, here’s your 34th Foodie Roundup, bringing you ten blog posts from some of the country’s top food bloggers, penned this past week. If you’re in Kilkenny today or taking a spin to the area, there’s a producers’ market taking place in Graiguenamanagh from 11am (just underway) to 5pm just off main street.
The weather doesn’t look it’s going to hold all day which might give you a chance to flake out on the couch or get stuck into one of the recipes included in the blog posts above.
Wherever you are on your Sunday, or whatever you’re doing, have a good one.
It’s Easter Sunday. A lazy Easter Sunday too, thankfully. A late breakfast with some awesome poached duck eggs, an afternoon sleep on the couch and an evening that features a bit of cooking and a DVD. Of course, one can’t forget the Galaxy easter egg chilling in the the freezer for later on.
Shifting is done and dusted, the evenings are coming back and with reading time back on my hands this week, it’s time for the 21st foodie roundup, a selection of ten blog posts from Irish food bloggers this past week that you may have missed.
Hope your Easter Sunday is treating you well!
Officially, this is the last Sunday of January. Which means, we’re already a full month into the year, give or take a day or so. But Sunday, at this stage, wouldn’t be Sunday for me without a flick back through some of Ireland’s top food blogs for a look at the week’s reading. Consider it a week in review, if you will. Fire on the kettle (my poison this morning is a vanilla coffee, followed closely by a Mygoshot and whatever else goes into the bottle I have on the bike), put the feet up and get thee to reading.
Sin é on the roundup front for another week.
I’m off to cycle the life and soul out of myself and kick start my rehab. I’ve managed to cycle the life and soul out of myself, recovered and actually really enjoyed this morning’s spin. I’m on a mission to work my way down to 170lbs, long overdue, and it all kicks off in February.
Right now, it’s lunch time, back again later on, so go enjoy some of Ireland’s food blogs and bloggers!