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Blythman is brilliant in Belfast

Jim Kitchen: It was towards the end of the evening when we’d invited questions from the audience and someone asked about GM food – the response flowed with authority, evidence and complete conviction. Joanna Blythman was in Belfast, appearing at a Soil Association event as part of the inaugural Restaurant Week, an initiative of Belfast City Council. A sold-out audience of forty lucky people had enjoyed the splendid hospitality and exquisite local organic food provided by Niall McKenna at his celebrated restaurant and heard Joanna talk about her latest book, What to Eat.

16 October 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 6

All human life is here

Jim Kitchen: We've been exhibiting at the Balmoral Show in Belfast over the last three days. The Show is Northern Ireland's annual festival of food and farming; it's when Country comes to Town and Town gets a look at Country. And anybody who is anybody will be here. Outside, in the vast arena, the champion animals are being prepared and paraded, farmers salivate at the latest agricultural technology and the public is entertained by show-jumpers and stunt bikes. The handsome longhorn cattle and Jacob sheep draw admiring comments, piglets and day-old chicks are a hit with the parties of schoolchildren and the heavy horses compete for attention with the antique tractors.

23 May 2012 | 70 Comments | Recommended by 8

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