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An Irish Chef in France
Author: Martin Dwyer
The end of a year, particularly when it coincides with the end of a decade is a time when one starts to look back and examine your last few years. For the Dwyer family it also coincides with the end of our first decade in France.
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An Irish Chef in France
Author: Martin Dwyer
On Running your own Restaurant: This month Euro-Toques chef Martin Dwyer, former proprietor with wife Sile of their eponymous restaurant in Waterford and now living in France, reflects on the dreams and realities of running your own restaurant
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Martin & Sile
Author: Martin Dwyer
Dinner in France: When Euro-Toques chef Martin Dwyer and his wife Sile sold their eponymous restaurant in Waterford and moved to France to run a Chambre d’Hote in France they soon discovered that there were a lot of differences in the practices in the two countries.
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An Irish Chef in France
Author: Martin Dwyer
This month: Our Irish Chef in France, Martin Dwyer, extols the (occasional) joys of the French equivalent of the car boot sale - Le Vide Grenier - and recalls his most treasured find.
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Pezenas Market
Author: Martin Dwyer
Euro-Toques chef Martin Dwyer and his wife Sile sold their eponymous restaurant in Waterford some years ago and moved to France. They now live in the Languedoc, where they take guests - and feed them very well. This month: Martin visits his local market at Pezenas - and is reminded that French markets are still the bees knees
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Cauliflower Cheese
Author: Martin Dwyer
Well known in Ireland from their excellent restaurant in Waterford, Euro-Toques chef Martin Dwyer and his wife Sile now live in the Languedoc, where they take guests - and feed them very well. This month: Martin takes inspiration from an Irish vegetable mainstay and creates a dish that is still simple but comes with a certain continental ‘je ne sais quoi’.
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Leaves from a Tuscan Kitchen
Author: Martin Dwyer
The notion of gap years in a career was not totally invented by the present generation. After about two and a half years in our first jobs in Dublin, mine in Snaffles as a chef, Sile as a teacher in Basin Lane in the Liberties, we decided to throw all up and head for the world outside while we still had the liberty to do so.
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Martin Dwyer
Author: Martin Dwyer
We always went to Lotaville for lunch on Christmas day. Lotaville was my father’s family home, a stately Victorian Villa in Glanmire, overlooking the river Lee about 3 miles outside Cork city. It was what they call a “Gentleman’s Residence”, in about two or three acres of gardens, including a disused tennis court and large greenhouses where we were allowed to pick the delicious black grapes in September.
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Wholewheat Chestnut Bread
Author: Martin Dwyer
This is really a marriage between Languedoc and Ireland. Since we moved to France from Ireland to open our Chambre d’Hote here in the Languedoc we have been very aware that, in our own small way, we are flying a flag for Ireland, not just for Ireland but in particular for Irish food.
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Martin Dwyer
Author: Martin Dwyer
Every so often I get a chance for reflection on our life here in the Languedoc and this morning, sitting at 7.00 in a guestless house, coffee in hand, enjoying the cool of the morning before the heat of the day descends, is a perfect one for such thoughts.
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