Food file


Super spuds:There’s an open invitation to the Fumbally Café on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8, tomorrow (2-6pm), to learn about – and taste – naturally blight resistant potatoes. There will be potato storytelling, potato craft for kids, and talks by horticulturalists and organic gardeners. See

Jamie at home

JME Food is a Jamie Oliver company selling a range of specially selected products such as oils and vinegars, condiments, preserves and pastes. It has just been launched in Ireland and will be sold in delis and speciality food shops (for a full list of stockists see As you’d imagine, it looks very modern and funky, and there are lots of small scale, artisan producers involved.

Real bread

The campaign for real bread originated in the UK and is gaining impetus here thanks to artisan bakers such as Patrick Ryan of the Firehouse Bakery on Heir Island; Joe Fitzmaurice, who has a wood-fired bakery in Cloughjordan Eco-Village and Vlad Rainis of Arún Bakery in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

A new recruit to the ranks is former cost accountant Thibault Peigne, who will open Tartine Organic Bakery in Swords later this month. Having retrained as a baker in Germany in 2010, Peigne worked with Cavistons in Glasthule, developing its bread and patisserie range.

Peigne, whose family owns the well-known Connétable fish canning factory in Brittany, has been in Ireland since 2005. Tartine will supply bread to restaurants and retail outlets, as well as its onsite shop and cafe in Seatown Business Campus in Swords. See

French foodie film

Entre les Bras – La Cuisine en Héritage is Paul Lacoste’s documentary film charting a year in the Bras family’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant in France, as father Michel prepares to hand over to son Sébastien. It’s on at the IFI as part of the French Film Festival, next Thursday at 8.40pm

The buzz: Food tweets

@ElizabethOnFood: Michel Roux jr on Masterchef: ‘There are certain things we forage for that we should just walk past’

@TheFoodieBugle: Job vacancy: Rose Carrarini is looking for an experienced chef for her Rose Bakery in Paris

@IsabelsDublin Guest told me they book 3 restaurants for Sat nights. Decide over drinks which one to go for and cancel others 30 mins b4 due in.