Ode to a Pie

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Ode to a Pie

Oh the delights of a pie, the unctuous combination of a butter shortcrust pastry encasing a cornucopia of slow cooked ingredients in a rich gravy. Yet these days we often are served a brick on a plate or a pie in an enamel dish. Bring back real pies and plates I say such as this […]

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Cheese-us what next!

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Cheese-us what next!

The Eagle has chronicled the seemingly unstoppable  boom in “No Choice Cafés.” Last December, Brick Lane welcomed the Cereal Killer Café, which twins Alan and Gary Keery opened as a place for the true cereal lovers to go. Since then various other niche establishments have popped up including the Porridge Café in Shoreditch and the […]

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Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Food for St. Patrick’s Day

  Now that St. Patrick’s Day is here it we need to think of survival strategies. Whilst Guinness is not compulsory the day generally begins with a Full Irish Breakfast with bacon, sausages, eggs, potato Farls, or the famous Boxty, (Irish griddle cakes) to get you started. Add a few slices of Soda Bread or […]

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Slow Food in Ireland

Posted on Mar 14, 2015 in Food | one comment

When it comes to food Italy has pasta, Spain paella, America has burgers and France has escargot. So what about Ireland? Aside from Irish stew (which has always been a hit), our island’s food hasn’t exactly been famous throughout the world. Now, though, the island’s smartest eateries and best chefs are rediscovering Ireland’s culinary heritage, with […]

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Diners say ” We want plates”

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Diners say ” We want plates”

I have had it with ‘pretentious’ chopping boards and slate plates and my pet hate, chips served in a miniature chip pan / galvanised bucket or, horror of horrors, a miniature shopping trolley! Do you like your food served on slates, chopping boards or the, so pretentious, miniature shopping trollies? Diners are calling on restaurants […]

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Mr Tayto Pops Up!

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in Dublin | one comment

Even though Dublin has developed into one of Europe’s most exciting food cities, it seems we can’t help ourselves when it comes to nostalgic favourites.  Now The Eagle is nothing if not “On Trend” and we have chronicled the boom in “no choice” cafes in London and “Simply Crisp in Belfast which sold out within […]

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Herman Ze German

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Herman Ze German

Many suggest Germans don’t have a sense of humour but the other night I passed by a shop called “Herman Ze German” in London’s Villers Street at the side of Charing Cross station and saw the strapline “Our Wurst is ze best” and just creased up with laughter. Intrigued I looked at the menu and […]

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Cheese and biscuits anybody?

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Cheese and biscuits anybody?

A plain cracker can perfectly complement a range of cheeses, a Jammy Dodger less so. When Diane Murray ordered cheese and biscuits after a meal at an as yet unnamed restaurant she was brought out a smorgasbord of brie, cheddar and red leicester, along with custard creams, Jammy Dodgers and bourbons. The ensemble is arranged […]

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Olney celebrates 570 years of tossing

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Food | Comments Off on Olney celebrates 570 years of tossing

Today is Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday or as we call it in England, Tossers’ Day. Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) was the day when you traditionally cleared out your cupboards of fats and similar goodies before the privations of the Lenten fast, the 40 days leading to Easter. Well in one […]

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Simply Crisp sells out in 2 hours

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Food | one comment

Having covered the opening of Simply Crisp – a pop-up shop exclusively selling crisp sandwiches – last Monday in Belfast The Eagle can tell you it sold out within two hours of opening its doors. According to its owners, Simply Crispy in Belfast experienced “overwhelming” demand for cheese and onion baps, with queues snaking out […]

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!