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The Best Street Food Markets and Festivals this Summer

We’re huge fans of street food here at Irish Beef, and have created a guide to our must-visit street food markets and food festivals of summer 2017.

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Enjoy a Summer Beef Encounter with the UK’s Top Food Bloggers!

We are embarking on a mission to discover delicious beef recipes for the summer season. What better way to do this than with the help of the UK’s top food bloggers?!

Discover their recipes here.

Beef Cattle Types Explained

We all know that beef is a diverse meat, suitable to a variety of cuisines and cooking methods, but the beef cattle types themselves are just as diverse.

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MEET CHEF ANNA HAUGH

From a childhood spent cooking, to working in some of the best restaurants in Europe and becoming Executive Chef of iconic Londonrestaurant Bob Bob Ricard.

Read the interview here.

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THE ULTIMATE STEAK SANDWICH

Personal preference dictates how you make yours to an extent, but we’ve put together our tips on what we consider to be the ultimate incarnation of this tasty treat.

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PERFECT YOUR BARBECUE SKILLS

It’s that time of year again, when a glimpse of the sun through the clouds causes the optimists among us to dust off the grill and attempt to perfect our barbecue skills

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OUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC BEEF RECIPES

Here is a run-down of our favourite classic beef recipes even amateur cooks should have in their culinary arsenal.

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MEET THE PRODUCERS: BEN & ELAINE RYALL

A good education surrounding nutrition is arguably the most important factor in obtaining a balanced diet, so we’ve put together some nutritional facts about beef that everyone should know.

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THE BENEFITS OF BEEF

A good education surrounding nutrition is arguably the most important factor in obtaining a balanced diet, so we’ve put together some nutritional facts about beef that everyone should know.

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PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOUR BEEF DISHES

Discover the perfect wine pairings for some of our favourite recipes on the website to help you partner up these dishes when cooking them at home, no sommelier necessary!

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SPECIAL RECIPES TO CELEBRATE THE END OF LENT

If you’ve been abstaining during the Lent period, here’s something you can look forward to. Discover our favourite special recipes you can create at home to celebrate the end of Lent.

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THE COUNTRY’S BEST FARM SHOPS

Wherever you happen to be in the UK, there’s sure to be a farm shop close by that’s worth a visit. We’re shining a spotlight on the best farm shops across the country.

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COOK THE PERFECT ROAST FOR MUM

As Mother’s Day approaches, why not turn the tables and get chopping, prepping and basting to create the perfect roast for Mum

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IN BLOOM: WHAT’S IN SEASON THIS SPRING

Here’s a taster of the produce that will be in season this spring and at its best in the next few months, and the perfect dishes to create with it.

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JOIN US IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Everyone knows the Irish throw a good party, and this year’s St. Patrick’s Day event in Trafalgar Square will be no exception.

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MEET THE CHEF: JOHN RELIHAN

Accomplished chef and Irish food champion John Relihan turned a childhood love of food into a lucrative career through sheer hard work, determination, and a bit of help from his pal Jamie Oliver.

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JOHN RELIHAN’S ULTIMATE IRISH BEEF STEW

Hearty, warming and full of flavour, it’s a fantastic meal for all the family, any day of the year.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF FARMER JANE SHACKLETON

We caught up with Jane about life on the Lakeview Organic Farm in County Cavan, Ireland.

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A PEEK INTO THE HISTORY OF BOROUGH MARKET

We have a look at the history of Borough Market, arguably one of the oldest food markets in Europe.

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MEALS FOR TWO

We’ve gathered together some ideas and inspiration to encourage your creativity in the kitchen and enable you to impress the special someone in your life all year round!

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WHY WE’RE CRAZY ABOUT BRISKET

For an affordable and versatile beef cut that is perfect for casseroles, pot roasts, and a variety of cuisines, look no further than brisket.

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BRIGHTEN UP THE WINTER MONTHS

Brighten up the winter months and stick to your new year’s resolutions with these colourful steak salads.

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ESSENTIAL FOODIE APPS

Discover our essential foodie apps. If you are looking for new experiences and culinary encounters this year, finding the perfect app can be instrumental in helping you along the way.

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THE YEAR OF BEEF ENCOUNTERS

Beef is undoubtedly the most diverse meat on the market. This year, we want to celebrate this diversity and encourage brand new beef experiences, making 2017 the year of beef encounters.

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FOOD TRENDS OF 2017

For us, 2017 is all about new foodie experiences. We’re excited to get out there and discover the latest beef dishes, and general food trends set to land in a big way.

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HAD ENOUGH OF FIGGY PUDDING?

It may be a dish that dates back to Medieval England, but for many, the boozy, fruit-filled Christmas pudding is a dessert that is hard to get excited about.

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BE ORIGINAL THIS CHRISTMAS DAY

Don’t get us wrong, we love the tradition and ritual of the annual Christmas feast, but that doesn’t mean we can’t (literally) put some other options on the table…

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FOOD LOVERS GIFT GUIDE

Browse our guide for gifts that will show the foodies in your life that you care this Christmas.

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CROWD PLEASERS

It’s that time of year when everyone comes together to eat, drink and be merry, getting out of the cold and into overcrowded living rooms.

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IRISH BEEF’S SEASON OF BIG FLAVOUR

To celebrate this bountiful time of year, we are highlighting the herbs, spices and other popular pairings that maximise on beef’s beautiful flavour.

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THE BEST FOOD MARKETS TO VISIT THIS AUTUMN

The cooler temperature doesn’t mean street feast season is over, and we’ve put together a list of the UK’s best autumnally-available event

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THE SEASON OF SLOW COOKING

Succulent meat, bursting with flavour that you can prep in the morning and eat as soon as you get home. Who doesn’t love slow cooking?

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 ADD HEAT TO YOUR HOTPOT

Where are your spice preferences on the Scoville scale? Fiery heat or gentle warmth, we’ve got you covered in our tips for cooking with chillies.

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SUMMER RECIPE COMPILATION

Here’s a range of recipes that will see you through to the end of summer; perfect for hosting al fresco meals and attempting new dishes…

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QUINTESSENTIALLY SUMMER DRINKS

Whilst the sun is shining, grab your family and friends, put on some lively music and create your next refreshing masterpiece!

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MARINADES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Maxmise on flavour and truly make the most of your steak by trying out one of these marinades, taking inspiration from global cuisine.

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TOP TIPS FOR YOUR AL FRESCO DINNER PARTY

We all love to dine outdoors during the summer months. As the UK looks set for another Indian summer, we give you our top tips…

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How-to videos

Discover hints and tips from our expert chefs and watch them as they guide you through recreating their mouth-watering Irish beef recipes.

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YEAR OF THE MONKEY

Discover the origins of Chinese New Year and what to cook if you’re hosting your own celebration

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DISCOVER THE NECK, CHUCK & SHOULDER CUTS

We delve into the detail of how to prepare and cook these cuts, plus some delicious recipes to try

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Romantic Perfection

We’ve assembled five delicious recipes that are going to amaze your loved one.

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FIND OUT ABOUT PAT WHELAN

We talk to Great Taste Award winner Pat Whelan about why Irish Beef is such a world-class product.

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Irish Beef - what's in season guide

YOUR YEAR IN FOOD

Ensure you are always cooking with the best ingredients with this guide to what’s in season and what’s going on in the world of food!

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE PERFECT PIE

From what pastry to use, to how-to thicken gravy discover all our hints and tips to perfecting your delicious home-made.

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DELICIOUS DETOX RECIPES

If you’ve over indulged at Christmas don’t worry – here are a selection of delicious recipes that will work with any detox plan!

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From the basic to the most lavish Christmas crackers you can buy

Read our 2015 roundup of some of the best Christmas crackers that are available to buy. From the very humble to the ludicrously pricey, it’s all covered here.

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The Art of Plating up this Christmas

Achieve perfection this Christmas with our hints and tips on table & plate setting.

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5 of the best Christmas Canapés to get tongues wagging

Gone are the days of cocktail sausages and lukewarm sausage rolls, read on for a series of wonderful winter recipes that will prove irresistible to your guests.

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Irish Beef - The Perfect Roast Potato

Hark the Golden Roast Potato!

Our guide can help you turn your festive feast into something fantastical What’s more, cooking the perfect roast potato doesn’t have to be a nightmare  before Christmas. We’ll help you make the prep run smoothly so you have time to pull a few crackers!

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Spectacular Spice – Everything you need to know about chillies

With the cold winter nights well and truly here, our need for warming, interesting dishes hit critical mass. Read on for everything you need to know on cooking with and growing your own chillies!

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Irish Beef - Best food and drinks pairings

Palate perfection – perfect food and drink pairings

Selecting the perfect drink to pair with your Irish beef can take your meal to the next level. Whether you’re a wine lover, beer drinker, or prefer something non-alcoholic, we have some great recommendations to try.

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Kitchen kit: some of 2015’s must-have utensils

Welcome to the first in a regular series where we take a closer look at some of this seasons must-have utensils and electronics for the budding foodie. This collection is sure to take your dinner party food to a whole new level and will leave your guests envious of your cooking prowess.

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Irish Beef Autumn Barbecue

Autumn barbecues

While the smell of burning charcoal may traditionally be the domain of the summer BBQ months, an unseasonably mild autumn has opened up the rare opportunity for one the more unusual cooking scenarios – an autumn BBQ.

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Cooking techniques

Discover hints and tips for the different ways of cooking your favorite cuts of beef, from which cut is best for a particular method, to how long to cook it for.

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Irish Beef - Best marinades for beef

Marinating magic

Legend has it that marinating originated in Japan in the 14th century, where soy sauce was used as a simple glaze on various meats. However much of what we now know as marinade can trace its origin to the United States.

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To skewer or not to skewer

It may be one of the most inelegant, unsophisticated ways of eating, but there is something wonderfully joyous and childlike about eating beautifully barbecued, piping hot Irish beef straight from the skewer.

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Irish Beef - best burger toppings

A guide to topping: steak burgers

There’s nothing better than an utterly impractical but incredibly tasty Irish beef burger stacked high with a multitude of toppings.

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BBQ & As

As with any al fresco cooking experience, there are a few things to watch out for. Explore our BBQ hints and tips ensure you stay you on the right track.

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Top beef cuts and how to cook them

To make the most of your beef, it pays to consider where the cut has come from and what cooking methods will bring out the best qualities.

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