Caught Here Not Brought Here and Grown Here Not Flown Here. Our Food So Good!
I have great memories of attending the Balmoral Show as a child. This year I was fascinated by the amazing selection of local artisan food companies. Its something that Ireland, both North and South, should be very proud off.
It really is amazing to see how our food culture in Northern Ireland has caught up with our European neighbours over the last 10 years or so. I can still remember getting a glass of super acidic orange juice as a starter in a number of locals hotels. Can imagine the face of a discerning diner being offered that now!?
So, with my camera slung around my neck I headed off early yesterday morning to explore. As well and meeting new people, I also got the chance to hook up with old friends that I have met through the wonderful food community that exists in Northern Ireland. Day’s like this make me happy!!
Here’s just some of the very talented people I spent yesterday with (click each image for more information):