Interview of Baker Philip ÓhArtagáin

Interview of Baker Philip ÓhArtagáin

How did Philip ÓhArtagáin become a Specialist Soda Bread Baker?
In my second interview in the Belgian Foodie® Interview series, I’ve selected Philip ÓhArtagáin, a young entrepreneur and craftsman based in Ireland.  Philip ÓhArtagáin started in 2012 his own “Specialist Soda Bread Bakery” called ÓhArtagáin Handcrafted.  I am always intrigued when a young person follows his or her dream by starting a business.  It takes a lot of guts, passion and initiative to start a business on your own, in particular during an economic crisis.

Last week I had the honor to taste 2 of the 5 prize-winning sod…

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Gracipe Interview

Gracipe Interview

What is the Belgian Foodie® Interview Series?
From time to time I will bring to you an interview of an interesting person or company involved somehow in the culinary world.  The interview can therefore be of a fellow food blogger, a chef, restaurant owner, food producer, food supplier, or a techie making a food blogger’s work more effective.

For my first interview, I’ve chosen Marinó Páll Valdimarsson, the CEO and co-founder of Gracipe, a company developing a graphical form of recipe.  I recently became acquainted with Gracipe’s project and immediately fell in love with the visually-friend…

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Preparing Brown Sushi Rice

Preparing Brown Sushi Rice

How do you make brown sushi rice to replace ordinary white sushi rice?
Tips by Mark Bittman
Brown sushi rice has a slightly nutty flavor compared to white sushi rice, yet provides added nutritional value.  Once you learn how to make brown sushi rice, as described in the recipe below, you will see it is well worth the extra effort.

Mark Bittman’s book How to Cook Everything is one of my go-to references when I begin searching for a recipe. It’s amazing the wonderful variety and depth of choices to be found in this essential book. Mark Bittman often presents a classic recipe yet will also s…

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Inspiring Cookbook Writers

Inspiring Cookbook Writers

Which cookbook writers inspire me?
Cookbooks can inspire us, especially when the writer uses a voice that is personal, interesting and informative. Like many foodies, I have a collection of cookbooks and am happy to acquire more as a gift (hint hint) or on a whim for myself. I try to have books covering different cuisines from around the world, hopefully written by people who know the region intimately.

 
Nigel Slater
Looking back, there are definitely certain cookbook writers who have inspired me. The first who comes to mind is Nigel Slater from the United Kingdom. More than 10 yea…

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