Words by Michelle Hanley
June 9th, 2017
If Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are the highlights of your news feed then why not look a little closer to home and check out the top Irish foodies serving up visual feasts on a daily basis? These 9 culinary pros will leave you with endless recipe inspiration (and a hungry stomach)!
If Connemara is your spiritual homeland then look no further than Cliodhna Pendergast’s page for a feed full to the brim with heather-tinted hills and hand-foraged goodies. Former head chef of Delphi Lodge turned Sunday Times food columnist, Prendergast’s credentials don’t stop there as she is also co-founder of catering and culinary workshop business, Lens & Larder.
Along with being the second half of Lens & Larder, Imen McDonnell is a food writer for Condé Nast Traveler and Town and Country Magazine along with her popular blog Farmette which, like her ‘gram, focuses on her idyllic country lifestyle literally miles apart from her upbringing in the USA.
With 20 years experience with food, Clodagh is one of the most recognisable faces on the Irish food scene, having five best-selling cookbooks and TV shows here in Ireland, the UK and America to her name. Expect elegant plating of seasonal spreads.
If your feed has not yet been introduced to food stylist Jette Virdi, hit the follow button now. British by birth, Virdi grew up in France and Africa, before eventually settling on these shores to study at Ballymaloe.
As the author of the hugely popular cookbook The Virtuous Tart, this self-proclaimed ‘professional nut’ (short for nutritional cook) is sure to give your Insta feed a daily dose of superfood recipe inspiration.
If exotic flavours are your jam then check out The Recipe Hunters, a pair of Irish nomads who travel the globe looking for tantalising tastes. Their homemade video content will give you an insight into the lives of the locals.
Created by friends Aoife McElwain and Mark Duggan, Forkful TV is a blog that creates regular recipe videos with a modern aesthetic and playful feel.
Arguably this country’s most celebrated food blogger, Indy Power has a degree in business and nutrition which has given her a no-nonsense approach to healthy living. She creates recipes that make you feel good while eating them and also afterwards too.
Not just an interiors guru, Helen James, creator of the stunning homeware range for Dunnes Stores (and formerly Donna Karan) is set you share all her foodie favourites in her debut cookery book which launches in October.
If that’s not enough to get your mouth watering then keep an eye out for our competition on Facebook to win 4 VIP tickets to ‘The Taste of Dublin’ for next Sunday evening, the 18th June, where you and your mates can wine and dine with international and homegrown culinary talents and sample the best that the Irish food scene has to offer!
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