Chef to represent Ireland at World Tapas Championship

October 25, 2018

Chef Rob Curley of the Slemish Market Supper Club has been selected to represent Ireland at this year’s World Tapas Championship in Valladolid in Spain. Could Irish Tapas be the next new dish of the day? Eleanor McGillie chats with Rob about showcasing Irish produce on the world stage.


‘A Dish From Dean’ – A delicious souffle!

October 21, 2018

Last week Aussie Chef Dean Coppard celebrated his birthday. We’ll not divulge which one but a dish which puts a smile on his face is this Twice Baked Cheese Souffle.  So, have a go and let’s see does it put a smile on your face too.


Clay pigeon shooting at Foymore Lodge

October 17, 2018

A few weeks ago we attended a Ladies Day at Foymore Lodge in County Armagh where clay pigeon shooter Louise Smylie helped the Foymore team put novice shooters through their paces. After a few successful shots Eleanor McGillie spoke to Louise about clay pigeon shooting and why more women should take up the sport (more…)

Best Young Chef in Ireland 2019 – Meet Max Buller

October 16, 2018

IT’S the calm after the much anticipated Yes Chef Awards and Eleanor McGillie speaks to the Co Down chef who won over the judges to be crowned Best Young Chef in Ireland 2019. (more…)

‘A Dish From Dean’ – Cod cheek, Chorizo and buttered Samphire

October 14, 2018

In this week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’ Australian chef Dean Coppard shares with us this simple and easy to prepare take on a fish supper. So, enjoy this Cod Cheek, Chorizo and Buttered Samphire.  (more…)

Visit Northern Ireland with Dalriada Kingdom Tours

October 11, 2018

One aspect of Live It Experience It is working with our members to help them tell their story, watch them grow and be proud of their achievements as more and more people visit Northern Ireland.  Our community is full of business people doing amazing things. One such person is Mark Rodgers, who every day, continues to prove himself to be a great ambassador for all. Let’s remind ourselves why. 


Chef Kevin Crossan to lead the kitchen at Digby’s Bar & Restaurant

October 4, 2018

Digby’s Bar & Restaurant has appointed a new Head Chef with drive, ambition and culinary vision who has a wealth of experience which many chefs would aspire to. Eleanor McGillie speaks to Kevin Crossan who is looking forward to his new venture working in the Orchard County


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Wild Mushroom & Thyme Arancini with Pesto Mayo

September 30, 2018

This week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’ is a real autumnal treat – Wild Mushroom and Thyme Arancini with Pesto Mayo. Please feel free to share with your friends. This is a lovely dish and you can flavour these Arancini or rice balls with anything, even leftover ham and peas. Enjoy our recipes from Live It Experience It.


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Game Pie

September 23, 2018

As the mornings get darker and the temperatures are dropping it’s time to get some seasonal food on the table. In this week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’ we are bringing you Game Pie and Wild Mushrooms with Pickled Autumn Vegetables and Crispy Pastry Tartlet.


A ‘Dish From Dean’ – A Taste of Armagh

September 16, 2018

The Orchard County, the Food Heartland or whatever you fondly refer to County Armagh as – this county is unique and apples are at the core of this wonderful place. The Live It Experience It feature –  ‘A Dish From Dean’ – this week celebrates everything this food heartland has to offer in terms of taste, textures and colours.