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What does it take to be a Good Food Ireland Ambassador? Is it dedication to good local food? The ability to cook like a dream? Perhaps an element of charm and wit.

The hungry folk of Cork are very lucky people. Good Food Ireland has some leading Approved Provider Establishments in the heart of the city. Nash 19 on Princes Street is one.

Deep green cabbage and spinach.  Bright orange carrots. The amber hues of squash. Vibrant citrus. In the world of fruit and vegetables, colour equals vitamins.

This is not an Orange Alert of the terrorist variety.  Ballyporeen, is not about to be nuked any time soon. And sure, the Ronald Regan pub has been relocated anyway.

We just happened to stumble across a poem for January, written by an unknown author, and we hope the witty rhymer doesn’t mind us quoting the opening lines here as follows:   ‘T

At our Good Food Ireland annual awards in November 2012, the food lovers of Ireland were united in one view.

We bet all the ladies out there worked really hard over Christmas. We know you were probably up at the crack of dawn most mornings, slaving over a hot stove.

For many of you, today is the day for back to work in earnest. Office chairs all over the land will be dusted off and sat on again after a week or two of lying idle.

Are you feeling a little the worse for wear this morn? We hope last night's welcome of 2013 was a good one! Happy New Year!

Gorge fest over. New Year’s Resolutions? Many will put healthy eating high on that list!  Breakfast is the main meal of the day.  It’s very name tells you so.

As we’re on a healthy tack the last few days, here’s another suggestion that might make a difference to your well being. For a start, we should be eating more fish.


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