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NEW POST --- Paris in Spring and Where to Eat & Drink

Who doesn’t want to go to Paris in the Spring? A world away from London, and only 2 hours by Eurostar. I went recently to eat, drink, wander, and as always, to stock up my pantry with all sorts of good things.
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You love pork belly, I know you do. You saw that pork crackling right there and thought – PORK BELLY! Look at that crackling! But, with miso? I loved this, but I do wonder if it is even worth messing about with pork belly at all. It tastes so great on its…
You love pork belly, I know you do. You saw that pork crackling right there and thought – PORK BELLY! Look at that crackling! But, with miso? I loved this, but I do wonder if it is even worth messing about with pork belly at all. It tastes so great on its own, maybe teased a little with fennel or given a dusting of cumin sparkle. But I had this idea in my head and I just couldn’t get it out. I had to try it. Miso and pork is not a new combination...
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NEW POST! --- Wild Garlic Pesto (aka the Joy of Spring) [Recipe]

Wild garlic pesto does feel a cliché but when it is so delicious, why shouldn’t it be? Wild garlic, if you haven’t cooked with it yet, is a broad garlic flavoured leaf, slightly sour, and fantastic with anything creamy, cheesy and it is the best pal for…
Wild garlic pesto does feel a cliché but when it is so delicious, why shouldn’t it be? Wild garlic, if you haven’t cooked with it yet, is a broad garlic flavoured leaf, slightly sour, and fantastic with anything creamy, cheesy and it is the best pal for the humble spud. It grows abundantly in the shade, white flours sprouting out in clusters on elegant stems, leaping towards the sunshine. It is wild garlic season here, but near me we mainly have ...
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NEW POST --- Dispatches from Mudgee, New South Wales (Plus What to Eat, Drink & Do There)

Everyone needs a bolt hole, even people who live in a city like Sydney. About three and a half hours inland from Sydney, and over the Blue Mountains, lies a gorgeous small town and wine region called Mudgee. Wine is not new here, winemakers have been…
Everyone needs a bolt hole, even people who live in a city like Sydney. About three and a half hours inland from Sydney, and over the Blue Mountains, lies a gorgeous small town and wine region called Mudgee. Wine is not new here, winemakers have been active in Mudgee for over 150 years, but it is growing quickly and it is now the third largest winemaking region in New South Wales. At that, it is emerging in terms of tourism, and it is still under...
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NEW POST --- Competition! Win a Blender and a Triumph Lingerie Set of Your Choice

This is the second of two sponsored posts written in partnership with Triumph, as part of their #FindTheOne campaign. Most of you ladies, and perhaps some gents, will already know Triumph. A long established and trusted lingerie brand who want to help…
This is the second of two sponsored posts written in partnership with Triumph, as part of their #FindTheOne campaign. Most of you ladies, and perhaps some gents, will already know Triumph. A long established and trusted lingerie brand who want to help 500,000 women find the perfect bra. I spent a day with them so that I could #FindTheOne for me. Details on the competition are at the end of the post. The odds are super, so do enter, and the very b...
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NEW POST --- Dispatches from the West Waterford Festival of Food, Ireland (also, an ode to home to - LOTS of photos :) ). Enjoy, and just go visit!

Yesterday, when I wrote about the Ballymaloe Lit Fest, I mentioned that I was lucky. It goes even further than that. In my small home town, curved along a small slice of the Atlantic and in the shelter of the Comeragh mountains, we have all kinds of…
Yesterday, when I wrote about the Ballymaloe Lit Fest, I mentioned that I was lucky. It goes even further than that. In my small home town, curved along a small slice of the Atlantic and in the shelter of the Comeragh mountains, we have all kinds of wonderful too, and ample reasons to return. [Dungarvan] I am immensely proud of my hometown, Dungarvan in County Waterford.  I tell everyone I meet that they should visit with much enthusiasm. I expla...
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Sponsored: Using BRITA Filtered Water for Cooking (In Partnership with BRITA) #betterwithbrita

This is a carefully selected sponsored post, and is the third of five in a sponsored series that I am working on with BRITA as part of their Better with BRITA campaign. In this post, I explore the differences between cooking with tap water and BRITA…
This is a carefully selected sponsored post, and is the third of five in a sponsored series that I am working on with BRITA as part of their Better with BRITA campaign. In this post, I explore the differences between cooking with tap water and BRITA water. For information on sponsored content on Eat Like a Girl, please have a look here.  I am asked often what is my favourite meal, restaurant, country to travel to or my favourite drink. It often o...
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NEW --- Kyoto Sake Tour: Visiting Matsumoto Shuzo & Gekkeikan

A trip to Kyoto would be remiss without several things. While I accept that it is impossible to do everything, I have many more trips to make before I have, I will give you a starter list. You need to do a full exploration of the tea culture,…
A trip to Kyoto would be remiss without several things. While I accept that it is impossible to do everything, I have many more trips to make before I have, I will give you a starter list. You need to do a full exploration of the tea culture, including attending a tea ceremony as Kyoto is renowned for the quality of their tea and their beautiful antique pottery. You must have a kaiseki dinner and a proper Kyoto breakfast (my favourite was at Touz...
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NEW POST --- Egyptian Style Falafel with Lemon Tahini Dressing [Recipe]

I love me some beans, I can’t get enough of them. It shocks people often to discover that I used to be vegetarian (WHAT?!), but you know, I was worried about industrial farming (I still am), and my degree studies were in physiology, including anatomy,…
I love me some beans, I can’t get enough of them. It shocks people often to discover that I used to be vegetarian (WHAT?!), but you know, I was worried about industrial farming (I still am), and my degree studies were in physiology, including anatomy, which involved human dissection. Yes, HUMAN dissection. I went home one evening after an anatomy dissection, cooked some chicken and thought that it all looked too similar, the flesh and the fibres ...
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NEW POST ---- Buckwheat and Hazelnut Banana Bread [Gluten & Dairy Free Recipe]

It was one of those mornings. I was out of eggs – what, how could I let that happen?! – and out of coffee beans. I was staring glumly at a bag of Moomin coffee, a hasty Helsinki airport purchase, and wondering how nasty that might be and what I could have…
It was one of those mornings. I was out of eggs – what, how could I let that happen?! – and out of coffee beans. I was staring glumly at a bag of Moomin coffee, a hasty Helsinki airport purchase, and wondering how nasty that might be and what I could have for breakfast. On my counter were some very brown bananas, barely a patch of yellow left. I had some buckwheat flour, but not a lot, and a bag of hazelnuts. I thought I might try a new take on b...
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One for the veggies? No! One for all of us. This was one of those things that came together randomly in a helter skelter way, and I am so glad that it did.  When I was in France recently I bought some dried chickpeas from a farmer at the market. I cooked…
One for the veggies? No! One for all of us. This was one of those things that came together randomly in a helter skelter way, and I am so glad that it did.  When I was in France recently I bought some dried chickpeas from a farmer at the market. I cooked half of them last week, and they were so lovely. Great texture and taste, and even though they were dried, they were fresh, if you know what I mean? The cooked until plump and with bite. I was th...
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NEW POST --- Dispatches from the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit Fest in Cork, Ireland

[Photo: Maggie Beer, Yotam Ottolenghi, Darina Allen and Sami Tamimi – they were having so much fun I couldn’t get a photo of them that wasn’t slightly blurred!] I have many food related excuses to go home to Ireland, and I am lucky, for some people travel…
A world class literary festival featuring the worlds best food writers and chefs at Ballymaloe House and Cookery School in East Cork, Ireland.
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Blogger at www.eatlikeagirl.com and writer of books and other things. I travel a lot.
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I used to be an unhappy project manager.
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Writer, traveller, recipe vampire. I love the good life, and I share it with you (via recipes and recommendations).
Introduction
Niamh Shields aka @eatlikeagirl of www.eatlikeagirl.com

I am Irish but I now live in London and have done since 2001. London is more accurately my base, and springboard to the rest of this world that we live in. I love to travel, and travel increasingly forms a large part of my work. 

7 years strong, Eat Like a Girl is an archive of my recipes and travel stories and recommendations. I also write a little about restaurants, in London (where I am based) and wherever else I am. 

I have also written a cookbook - Comfort & Spice - and am working on Cookbook No. 2 - Project Bacon. 
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One of the 500 most influential people in the UK according to The Times in January 2014 (!). I am watching all of your dinners :)
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London, UK
Previously
Cork, Ireland - Dungarvan, Ireland - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nice, France
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