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Workshops Sunday 27 May Sheridans Irish Food Festival 2012

Making your own Preserves at Home with Janet Drew 12.00pm 12.45pm An award-winning producer of chutneys and preserves, The Bridgestone Guide's John McKenna describes Janets sweet pepper relish as ''probably the most copied artisan food product ever produced in Ireland'', while her beetroot blush won the prestigious Irish Food Writers' Guild award in 2011. Janet will demonstrate the art of preserving bountiful seasonal produce with some simple recipes for making chutneys, salad dressings and maybe even some home-made lemonade! Cooking with Kids with Pauric White 1.00pm 2.00pm Our next door neighbour Pauric White of The award winning Forge Restaurant has been running a programme in local schools, showing children how to grow their own vegetables and herbs and how to cook healthy, interesting meals. He also writes a related column for the Meath Chronicle. Pauric will run a fun interactive workshop with Children. Farm to Fork Cooking with Imen McDonnell 1.30pm 2.15pm Imen writes one of the most popular Irish food blogs modern farmette. She also has a weekly column Tales of A Modern Farmette in Irish Country Living each Thursday. Imen will demonstrate some of her favourite recipes using indigenous Irish ingredients, including ingredients from her own farm. Hedgerow Foods with Enda McEvoy 2.00pm 3.00pm Enda McEvoy (Bridgestone Chef of the Year, 2011) runs the Kitchen in the acclaimed Aniar restaurant in Galway. He explains the philosophy of Aniar, The food is based on our terroir, the ensemble of natural influences that give a food a sense of place. ....we are surrounded by lush ancient woodland, bountiful shorelines, thriving farmlands all heaving with some of the best ingredients in Europe but unique to us. Enda will take a group on a walk around our local hedgerows to point out the edible treasures which are growing wild. Smoked Irish Wild Fish with Sally Barnes 3.00pm 3.45pm Sally Barnes of Woodcock Smokery has been one of the leading Irish food producers since she began smoking fish in Castletownsend in the early eighties. She is a strong exponent of sustainable fishing has worked hard in her local fishing community as well as nationally and internationally to promote community based sustainable fishing practices. Sally will talk about and taste a wide variety of Irish wild fish. Irish Raw Milk Cheese with Kevin Sheridan 4.30pm 5.15pm A tasting and discussion of some of the best cheeses in Ireland. Hosted by Kevin Sheridan along with several producers of raw milk farm cheeses, the stories of the individual cheeses, as well as their individual characteristics will be explored. These are the cheeses that best represent the Irish landscape and farming traditions.

Workshops Details & Locations

The workshop tent will be located beside the Food Market Marquee. There will be plenty of space, so there s no need to book in advance, however theres to guarantee admission, please arrive 10 mi minutes before the workshop is due to start. re All workshops are entirely free of charge to attend! Any queries can be sent to Elisabeth Ryan Ryan:

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Main Workshop Tent Making your own preserves at home Janet Drew Slow Food Youth Area* Cooking with Kids Pauric White Main Workshop Tent Farm to Fork Cooking - Imen McDonnell Outdoor Workshop Meet Outside Entrance to Main Workshop Tent Hedgerow Foods - Enda McEvoy Main Workshop Tent Smoked Irish Wild Fish - Sally Barnes rish Main Workshop Tent Irish Raw Milk Cheese Kevin Sheridan

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*The Slow Food Youth Tent will also be located in the main field, but in a seperate area, a map of the ent ,
entire location and activities will be located near the entrance on arrival! There will be lots of activities here for kids throughout the day as well as a seperate kids play area with bouncy castle and slide...