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What's inside the May 2022 issue of Food&Wine Magazine

Our new issue will be free with the Business Post this Sunday, May 1 - find out what's inside here.


The new issue of Food&Wine Magazine will be available free with the Business Post this Sunday, May 1, and it is jam-packed with gorgeous features for you to enjoy this month.

Summer is fast approaching and we're kicking it off with Domini Kemp's Bank Holiday brunch special. In the May issue of Food&Wine Magazine, Kemp has shared her best-ever brunch recipes including warm granola bars, mushroom flatbreads and artichoke cakes with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and celeriac remoulade. Ever heard of bostock? According to Kemp, it's sort of a cross between French toast and a croissant made with leftover bread. Get her recipe for rhubarb bostock recipe in this weekend's issue. 

If you're in the mood for more savoury dishes, we have two delicious recipes made using products from the incredible Belvelly Smokehouse in Cobh: Ciara McQuillan's hot smoked salmon roles and Darren Kennedy's smoked mackerel and potato salad. The smokehouse was founded four decades ago and in this issue, Aoife Carrigy chats with Frank Hederman and Caroline Workman about the highs and lows of building the firm.

Frank Hederman and Caroline Workman
Frank Hederman and Caroline Workman

Also this month, our writers have all things drinks covered. In wine, Mick O'Connell is determined to change your view of chardonnay - forget the buttery, over-oaked and cloying examples of the 1990s,
today’s chardonnay producers are making some wonderful wines and O'Connell wants you to enjoy them. 

In his beer column, Dean Carroll wants you to get ready for festival season and has rounded up three returning beer festivals for you to enjoy this summer. In spirits, Oisin Davis examines the online auction sites that are helping consumers to buy and sell rare bottles of whiskey, with expert insight from Anthony and Katie Sheehy of Irish Whiskey Auctions, the longest established business of this kind here. 

Anthony Sheehy of Irish Whiskey Auctioneers
Anthony Sheehy of Irish Whiskey Auctioneers

Also in this issue, Brenda McCormick chats with food producer Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith, the woman behind one of Ireland’s best-known food brands St Tola, an artisan Irish goat's cheese company. Based in Clare, St Tola is beloved by chefs and consumers around the country and beyond, but Ní Gháirbhith is determined not to expand for expansions sake. Get the full story in this weekend's magazine. 

Ever wondered what cookbooks grace the shelves in a chef's kitchen? Well, we've asked a number of familiar faces that exact question and in Sunday's magazine, Alex Meehan has rounded up the responses, showcasing the favourite books of chefs like Christine Walsh, Andy Noonan and more. 

Elswhere, Jordan Mooney chats with Great British Menu finalist Chris McClurg of Co Down to find out more about his final dish - a Derry Girls-inspired trifle - his career at Michelin-starred No6 by Paul Ainsworth and more. In travel this month, we visit Galgorm in Northern Ireland to try out the resort's new shepherd's huts and gourmet wine evenings. 

Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith of St Tola, photo by Kirsty Lyons
Siobhán Ní Gháirbhith of St Tola, photo by Kirsty Lyons

In interiors, our insider Elaine Prendeville previews the new cookbook from writer Amber Guinness, A House Party in Tuscany, and tries out the Aarke Carbonator 3, which promises to deliver perfect sparkling water in less than ten seconds. Rounding out our issue this month, our industry insider discusses the pros and cons of floor space in restaurants in the Secret Restaurateur column. 

So, if you're on the lookout for delicious recipes, insider info, travel recommendations and more, we've got your back this month. Make sure to pick up our new issue with the Business Post this Sunday, March 6 or subscribe to read online - only €1 for the first month