Bill O'Dea - Irish Mycophagist
Our Review of Bill O'Dea - Irish Mycophagist
Bill is a passionate Irish Mycophagist, he loves his mushrooms and has been running mushroom hunts for over 20 years. During mushroom season, Bill can be found roaming the Irish countryside in search of these delicious specialities. Bill studied his craft in University College Dublin and delights in sharing his knowledge on the fascinating, amusing and sometimes horrific aspects of fungi and their relationship to the planet and the other natural kingdoms, with all those who will listen. Bill has made quite a name for himself in the world of foraging and can often be found on National TV and Radio discussing all things foraging and fungi related.
Bill hosts mushroom hunts during the autumn season when wild fungi is bountiful across the Irish countryside. Budding foragers join Bill as he picks and identifies a variety of mushrooms totalling over 50. Once the foraging is complete, the guests join Bill in cooking up the mushrooms with a variety of tasty herbs and seasonings. Of course emphasis is placed on edible mushrooms!
Purchase only the best cuts of meat from this family run butchers in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Shannen Keane’s Diva Cafe and Coffee House in Ballinspittle is joined by Diva Deli and Bakery just across the road.
Ballycotton Seafood Producer supply a wealth of quality fresh Irish Fish caught along the South Coast of Ireland.
The Fitzsimmon family have lived in East Ferry, Midleton, County Cork for generations. Robert Fitzsimmons' mother started the ball rolling in farming terms, when she produced a flock of 700 turkeys each year for private sale. She also produced chickens for Ballymaloe Cookery School and Ballymaloe House, and Declan Ryan's former restaurant Arbutus Lodge.
Ballymaloe Foods produce a wide range of versatile relishes, salad dressings, pasta sauces and other condiments that will compliment any dish.
O'Neill's butcher's shop in Clonakilty is a traditional business built on quality.
Bluebell Falls Goat's Cheese is a traditionally crafted young goat's cheese made in County Cork.
Relax by the turf fire, enjoy delicious fresh seafood and local produce at The Lunchroom in this traditional Irish bar.