in Belfast’s Ox. Kai’s Jess Murphy cooking in The Tannery. 2018 saw some great kitchen takeovers, allowing us sample the food of someone special from out of town. Expect even more big name kitchen exchanges in 2019.
There’s never been a more exciting time for vegetables in Ireland. Farmers like Maria Flynn at Ballymakenny Farm are bringing wonderful home-grown varieties to market like sweet-stem cauliflower, longstem broccoli, Yukon Gold and Violetta potatoes. With plans for new additions next year, chefs are queueing up to cook this quality Irish produce.