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Food and Drink Radio Show with Sharon Noonan. Some people like to blog, Sharon Noonan likes to interview! In 2013 her food and drink show, Best Possible Taste, premiered on West Limerick 102FM and continues to air every Tuesday night from 8pm - 9pm with the weekly repeat at 9am on Wednesday mornings. A podcast makes the shows accessible to a wide and worldwide audience. Podcasts feature interviews with old and new faces in the food and drink world. From restaurant reviews to discussing curre ...
 
The Food on the Edge Podcast is produced by Sharon Noonan (@food-and-drink-show). FOTE is a two day symposium that takes place annually in Galway, Ireland. It is for chefs & food enthusiasts all around the world who want to create a better global network. It is a coming together of chefs to listen, talk and debate about the future of food in our industry and on our planet. The next FOTE takes place on Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October 2017.
 
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On the programme tonight we meet Co Meath artisan producer Hilary McGrath from A Bit of the Side Jellies.Award-winning chef Jp McMahon joins us to talk about this year’s Food on the Edge a 2 day symposium that aims to challenge our perspective on food and our connection to it. And at the end of the programme, we hear from Maurice O Connell from Way…
 
This episode is in anticipation of the announcement of the 2021 winners of the annual Blas na hEireann / Irish food awards which will be announced on Saturday 2 October.We hear from 2 finalists - Andy Shinnick from Blackwater Honey and Maurice Gilbert from Ballyhoura Apple Juice.We also enjoy an extract from PodBLASt, the podcast by Blas na hEirean…
 
On this week’s Best Possible Taste we go to Dublin to talk to chef Grainne O Keefe about her new restaurant Mae, collaborating with fellow chefs and The Chef Supper Club.Sharon Noonan returns to the new farmers’ market in Newcastle West to talk to Suzanne Nash about her frozen yoghurt smoothie business, RAWE.And we stay local to talk to award winni…
 
On this week’s Best Possible Taste chef Tom Flavin returns to the programme and looks back on his illiustrious career cooking in ktichens all over the world and to tell us about the launch his new consultancy business. Tom also shares details about the programme of events for this year’s Pigtown Culture and Food Series which starts on Thursday Sept…
 
This episode of Best Possible Taste features interviews from PodBLASt the podcast by Blas ne hEireann / The Irish Food Awards which is presented by Fallon Moore and produced by Sharon Noonan.In the pilot episode Fallon talks to Miena Rust from Miena's Handmade Nougat and McEntee's Tea, Helen & Donal.In another episode 2021 Blas na hEireann Producer…
 
In the last episode of the Best Possible Taste before the summer 2021 break, Sharon Noonan talks to Paul Moore about his food journey that started in his mother’s kitchen making chilli sauce with his brother to sell at his local farmer’s markets and food festivals around the country before deciding to go full time in 2014 with his business Rebel Ch…
 
On this episode of the Best Possible Taste we meet food writer and food events creative Ali Dunworth who has West Limerick connections.Ali began her career working behind the scenes in food TV in the UK on shows like Saturday Kitchen, Great British Menu and Nigella Lawson’s series as well as working in various London restaurants.Back in Ireland for…
 
On this week’s Best Possible Taste Helen Cooke from This Winding Life returns to the programme to share a selection of great food themed books for the perfect summer read.Young entrepreneurs Jack Pierce and Caitlyn O Connor reveal the inspiration behind the Horse Box Coffee Trailer in Broadford, Co Limerick.ANDPhotographer and stylist Kirsty Lyons …
 
Tonight we meet Katia Valadeau who has created a fantastic online map that identifies where in Ireland we can enjoy outdoor dining when restrictions lift.Artisan food producer Brian O Neill gives us the lowdown on his company Dublin Hot Sauceand Freelance editor and food writer Kristin Jensen shares details about her kickstarter campaign "Blasta Bo…
 
On this episode of the Best Possible Taste we meet Sarah O Mahony to find out how her career in hospitality started in Shannon College of Hotel Management and brought her full circle back to the college where she is now the Marketing ManagerAndYoung female entrepreneur Ciara Hennebry shares her journey from the family farm to setting up her first b…
 
On this episode of the Best Possible Taste we explore the serious issue of obesity with Niamh Arthurs registered dietician and researcher at Temple St Children’s University Hospital and Deirdre Murphy who is a member of the Irish Coalition for People Living with obesity (ICPO)AndAt the end of the programme Louis Murphy joins us from the Dunraven Ar…
 
In this episode of the Best Possible we celebrate one whole year since the launch of click and collect market Neighbourfood in Limerick and talk to host Deirdre MacMahon about its resounding success for customers and suppliers alike.AndCiara Brennan from Happy Food At Home shares her insights into enjoying a plant based diet and reveals details abo…
 
In this episode of the Best Possible Taste Fallon Moore from Blas na hEireann / Irish Food Awards has details about how to enter this year’s awards.Helen Cooke from This Winding Life shares advice on how to celebrate a special occasion in style during lockdown.AndChris Starr, head chef of the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick makes our mout…
 
Our first guest on this episode of The Best Possible Taste is Ursula Giltenane from D&M Garden Centre in Croagh who gives us an update on how the pandemic has inspired the family business to go back to their roots.David Hayes from Logr shares his everchanging offering since opening his cafe in Adare in the middle of last year and his delicious pack…
 
On this episdoe of the Best Possible Taste: Dan Sykes from Springfield Castle in West Limerick shares an update on the historic Venue.Final year student and Newcastle West native Katie Noonan appeals for help to get her final year thesis about goat meat published.AndOur resident wine guru Ron Forrestal returns with some great wine recommendations j…
 
Tonight Richard Fitzgerald from the renowned Fitzgeralds' Woodlands Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick, shares details of the family’s challenges over the past 12 months and reveals how their latest venture is proving to be a resounding success.And we head over to London to talk to Anne Dunne, originally from Cavan, about her career in the food industry w…
 
In this episode we head to Northern Ireland to find out how a trio of local food and drink heroes are approaching the current challenges.First up is Laura Bradley from Indie Fude an independent deli and online store with outlets in Comber and Belfast where you can buy wholly Irish small- batch artisanal food and drink.Then we visit Co Down to talk …
 
Tonight's trio of guests are:The multi talented Galway Michelin star chef and founder of Food on the Edge, JP McMahon shares details about one of his latest projects - an E-Book called “Lessons From Lockdown - Cooking After Covid".We hear from the owner of one of West Limerick’s latest additions to the food scene - Maura Griffin from Organigo in Ab…
 
In the first 2021 episode of Best Possible Taste the guest list features Kevin Wallace , the New Leaf Urban Farmer from Ballyneety in Limerick who is planning a Community Supported Agriculture initiative this summer. Limerick entrepreneur Shane Ryan shares his career challenges and highlights which have resulted in his FIID plant based ready meals …
 
On this programme we are feeling very festive with just over a week to go until Christmas Day. We talk to Birgitta Hedin Curtin from the award winning Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare about growing up in Sweden and the way Birgitta celebrated Christmas as a child.And Helen Cooke from This Winding Life has recipe inspiration so you can ma…
 
In this episode of Best Possible Taste, blogger Helen Cooke from This Winding Life returns to talk about mindful and intuitive eating. Triona O Callaghan tells us about the latest addition to the Limerick food producer scene, the Little Meringue Company and Rosemarie Bennis in Sonas Healthfoods store shares details about her favourite food and drin…
 
In this week's Best Possible Taste Ron Forrestal from Forrestal Wine Merchants has wine suggestions for Christmas gifts and to pair with the Christmas dinner.Courtney Sheehy from Food Share Kerry addresses the very important issue of food banks.And finally at the end of the programme, we meet Anna Coffey Lynch who started her artisan chocolatier bu…
 
In this Best Possible Taste podcast, Sharon Noonan talks to Ireland’s food writing royalty, Drs John and Sally McKenna, about their latest book “Milk” which explores the story of ireland’s culinary treasure thgour recipes history and culture.Helen Cooke from This Winding Life.org returns after her first appearance last month when she talked about s…
 
In this programme we visit Sonas Health Foods in the heart of Newcastle West to meet owner Rosemarie Bennis to find out about the wide selection of food and drink products that are made in West Limerick.Then we travel to Co Offaly to chat to Anne Marie Feighery about Feighery’s Farm Blas Na hEireann award winning Irish beetroot juice and finally to…
 
Colette O Connor from Delicious Kingdom and Sharon Noonan visit artist, grower writer and filmmaker Lisa Fingleton at her home near Ballybunion in Co Kerry to hear about the local food project.Maria Svejdar from GS1 joins Sharon on the programme to tell us about the work she does with food and drink producers and in particular the launch of a new i…
 
In this episode we hear about the annual Irish Food Awards / Blas Na HEireann from Fallon Moore.Colette O Connor from Delicious Kingdom shares details of her visit to Ballylongford to talk oysters.Vincent Hanley, who blogs at Reviews Rants and Rambles, recites the Ballad of Salad Sunday by Michael Harnett and tells us about the annual literary and …
 
In this episode Sharon Noonan visits Kerry with Colette O Connor from Delicious Kingdom to taste some delicious plant based treats thanks to Sid Sheehan at Nourish by Nature Cookery SchoolIn Listowel Colette talks to Pierce Walsh at John R’s Food Hall about the tradition of making pies during race weekAnd back in Limerick Sharon travels to Number O…
 
This episode of Best Possible Taste features an interview with Ron Forrestal from Forrestal Wine Merchants about what has been happening behind the scenes in the drink industry. Sharon Noonan meets Ursula Guiltenane in D&M Garden Centre in Croagh to find out about a programme of wellness events and in Listowel, Colette O Connor from Delicious Kingd…
 
Best Possible Taste is back after a 6 month break!Sharon Noonan is in the studio with Colette O Connor from Delicious Kingdom where they meet Billy Jo O Connor from Leagh Farm.In Newcastle West Rosemarie Bennis from Sonas Healthfood Store has advice about back to school lunches and supplements.We travel to Adare where David and Petra Hayes introduc…
 
On this evening’s programme Artie Clifford has details about the 13th Blas na hEireann/Irish Food Awards which open for entries on St Patrick's Day.Karen O Dohonoe shares news about the 3rd series of Grow Cook Eat which starts on Wednesday 18th on RTE One until April 28thAnd Kevin O Toole will be telling us about his supper club which he is hosting…
 
On this Pancake Tuesday episode of Best Possible Taste we pay a visit to Limerick City to meet Deirdre McMahon to find out about Neighbourfood.Lorcan Bourke reveals details about a new campaign Bord Bia will be running in conjunction with a number of other EU Countries to promote potatoes to millennials. Chef Chad Byrne tells us all about the Count…
 
In this episode of Best Possible Taste, Sharon Noonan visits the Long Room in Limerick's One Pery Square to meet owner Patricia Roberts.We delve into the archives for Valentine's Day dinner inspiration thanks to chef Barry Liscombe from Hartes in Kildare and 7 year old Mikey Noonan has a special Valentine's Day poem for his mummy!…
 
This episode of Best Possible Taste is presented by chef, writer and Failte Ireland Food Champion, Anthony O Toole, and focuses on his home county, Wexford.Recorded in the majestic Johnstown Castle, guests include castle personnel, Brenda Comerford, General Estate Manager, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Head Gardener and Matt Wheeler, Curator, in conversation …
 
Tonight Sharon Noonan visits Dingle in Co Kerry to meet Fallon Moore to find out about this year’s Blas na hEireann / Irish Food Awards. In the snug of the iconic Dick Mack’s, chef Trevis Gleason reveals details about his upcoming book – Burren Dinners and Giulia Visciani gives an insight into one of Ireland’s newest food tours – Kingdom Food Tours…
 
This week's Best Possible Taste visits Donegal for an inspirational tour of the county thanks to Eurotoques Ireland, Donegal Food Tours and LEO.We visit delis, cafes, restaurants and producers. Tune in to hear about the Counter Deli in Letterkenny and some of the products stocked including Shine's Tuna, Meadow Sweet Tea, and a wheatgrass drink. We …
 
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