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Niamh Shields (Eat Like a Girl)
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Writer, traveller, recipe vampire. I love the good life, and I share it with you (via recipes and recommendations).
Writer, traveller, recipe vampire. I love the good life, and I share it with you (via recipes and recommendations).

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NEW! Happy St Patrick's Day & How to Cook a Proper Irish Stew #PaddysDay

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Or Paddy’s Day, but never Patty’s Day, ok? And no mention of leprechauns, because, you know, groan. Can I just say that Lucky Charms are and American cereal and that it has nothing to do with us! We don’t dye things green in…

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Don't worry! I've got your back for #PaddysDay --- The Best Irish Places to Eat at in London for St Patrick's Day

As an Irish food writer in London I have a responsibility to guide you to the best and most authentic Irish eating experiences in the capital. There will be Irish menus everywhere but where are the best contemporary ones that accurately reflect that…

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NEW RECIPE -- Potato & Bacon Hash with Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto #homecooking

 Foraging in general is a joy. Free food, incredibly fresh, often difficult to source otherwise. I was at home last week and used it as an opportunity to stock up on gorgeous wild garlic. My trip home was last minute. I was invited to speak at Facebook in…

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NEW RECIPE --- Not Just Any Chicken and Mushroom Pie #piday #piday2017 #PIE

Hey, it is PI day! What? Pie week and now pi day? Pi Day is a day to celebrate maths (and maths in nature and in food is a beautiful thing, so I am all over that). It is also a perfect day to share another pie recipe. (And yes, pi is that…

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NEW RECIPE --- How to Make a Chicken Curry Pie #pieweek #PIE

When is a pie not a pie? And why do people get so mad about it? Surely pastry meeting another gorgeous thing can only be celebrated, but no, people feel very strongly about this. Pie fascism is real.  Which brings me on to pie rage. People aren’t happy…

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NEW RECIPE --- How to Make Castilian Garlic Soup (Sopa Castellana)

I took enormous pleasure dunking lots of bread in my soup when I was a child. In advance of eating it, lots of bread, sometimes killing the soup in the process. I occasionally ended up with a disappointing bowl of flavoured soggy bread. Castilian garlic…

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NEW RECIPE --- Lemon and Paprika Yogurt Pork Skewers

Simplicity and time often make the best dishes. I had a couple of pork chops to use up and I wanted to do something tasty with them.  The chops were from the shoulder and were marbled beautifully. I knew that the meat would be gorgeous slow cooked, and…

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NEW IN TRAVEL! Western Newfoundland: A Lighthouse Picnic & Hiking Gros Morne

  When the Guardian asked me to contribute to their piece on the Best Travel Experiences of 2016, I didn’t have to think too hard about what I wanted to write about. I had some wonderful travel experiences last year, many were unusual, most were…

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NEW RECIPE --- Saffron Gnocchetti Sardi (Malloreddus) & Squid Ragu

On a grey day (and isn’t it so grey now?), saffron on your plate can brighten your heart as well as your dinner plate. Golden yellow and joyful, delicious too. Sure it is expensive, but it is used sparingly, and it is always worth having some in your…
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