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Health

The facts of food

Alternative facts have long existed in the world of food. When you create a powerful enough fiction, you are no longer bound by the need for evidence, for fact checking, for responsibility and a concern for the safety of the vulnerable. The people peddling the candida myth have discovered that in making up a problem, valuable new markets can be created from nothing.

From Captain Science vs the Army of Fungus

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Food

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

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They don’t look quite as good as they did on the salt and vinegar potatoes recipe page but they were easy to make.

Unfortunately the potatoes were a taste explosion that my taste buds weren’t ready for. The combination of vinegar, salt and a dash of pepper was too much.
I blame my blocked sinuses as I’m just getting over a bad cold. Plus I rarely add extra salt to my food. I should have expected this!

My wife liked them however. Yay!

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Movies Youtube

Steak, cream and fat are healthy for you!

Years ago I remembered watching a Woody Allen movie where scientists in the future laughed at our views on eating a diet rich in fat and greasy food. Apparently that movie is “Sleeper” but I don’t remember the rest of it!

‘Course since then the advice about fat has changed somewhat and sugar is now the big bad food stuff we should avoid but I think everything in moderation is probably the best for most people.

Yes, this video is a camera recording a Youtube video on a computer monitor and uploaded to Youtube again. Odd.

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Food

Easter Sunday Breakfast

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Toast. After I had a Creme Egg. šŸ™‚

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Food

Sultan Delight on McCurtain Street

Sultan Delight is a new shop opened on McCurtain Street, Cork, near the Everyman and if this post by Billy Lyons is right, near where the famous Hadji Bey had his shop until the 1970s.

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The shop sells chocolate, Turkish Delight, teas and coffees, spices, cakes, biscuits and more. The chocolate on display is delicious! I had a Chocolate Orange and it was lovely. It’s very sweet and filling so you wouldn’t eat too many. The Chocolate Mint is really nice too and there’s a Chocolate Smarty in the fridge here at home I’m eyeing up but my son has first dibs on that. I’m sure he’ll share with his Dad. Yeah.

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I also tried a delicious biscuit but I can’t remember what it was called so you’ll have to take my word on it that it was tasty. All the food is hand made, prepared by the owner, Yosra or the chefs at the nearby Sultan Restaurant. There’s also a small alcove in the back where you can enjoy a cup of your favourite beverage and a snack.

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Go pay them a visit and look around. It’s wonderful to see such a selection of food in a small shop, you’ll love it!

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Food

Food fit for a Sultan in Blackrock

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There’s a market every Sunday morning/afternoon in Blackrock village, Cork and one of the highlights is the stall run by Taoufik Hamammi, owner of the Sultan restaurant in the city. They specialise in Lebanese and Moroccan food and it is delicious.

I’m making myself hungry looking at these photos, brb. Yum Yum!

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Ireland

Chips off the Block, the KC & Son & Sons Story

If you live in Cork you’ll be familiar with KC’s in Douglas. Here’s their story.

I’m getting hungry for one of their pitas now!

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Photography

Food for eating

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Polldaddy is in Marrakesh for a week, staying in a riad in the medina. We had a delicious lunch today, probably the nicest we’ve had here in the riad and that’s saying something as they’ve all been exceptional.

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Food

Delicious GrillmarkaĆ°inn

If you ever find yourself in Reykjavik make sure you book a table in GrillmarkaĆ°inn. Every single bite was a taste explosion. So delicious!

Monk Fish

Beef Sirloin

The ice cream dessert was actually a disappointment after the previous tasty dishes. As Lenny says, food in Iceland is damn good.

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Food

Ketchup

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There’s a new restaurant in the location Bullys used to be on Paul Street. It’s Ketchup and we’ve just had delicious burgers there. Yum!