Murphys Ice Cream was given a “Kerry Food Hero” award at the Listowel Food Fair last night. It’s the first award of it’s kind in Kerry, and it’s humbling, since we have so many food heroes of our own, both within the country and around Ireland.
There were a lot of awards, and sadly I can’t remember everybody. However, here’s a short list:
The Charthouse won best Kerry restaurant (and we were delighted to see a Dingle restaurant scoop that prize!)
Coolea won best farmhouse cheese.
Georgina Campbell won best cookery book for her excellent From Tide to Table
The women of the Traveller cookbook – Bonar – Wild and Delicious were honoured.
There was a big crowd at the event, most of whom came to see a cookery demonstration by Kevin Dundon. Well done to all the organisers!
One of the highlights of my evening was a long chat with Joe Daly from Valentia island (he makes ice cream there as well as bottling his own milk and buttermilk). A true gentleman!