We ate brunch at the Two Pups café in Francis Street in Dublin and had what they called ‘black garlic’ with a poached egg salad. We asked them how to make it so this is an approximation of the chef’s recipe (to whom we owe a debt of thanks). Squeeze the bulbs and eat it on bread, add it to salad dressings and use to garnish and roast meat or vegetable and to accompany poached eggs on toasted sourdough bread with rocket leaves.
Artichokes can be fiddly to prepare: here are two curated videos that show how to prepare larger globe artichokes so they are ready to boil or steam until tender and another video that demonstrates the easy way to prepare the more tender baby artichokes.
Puréed beetroot looks very fancy when you smear it on a plate and yet it’s so easy to make. Flavour it to suit your own taste or to complement the other ingredients you are serving it with – see our recipe variations below.
Dublin Cookery Schools cover a broad range of subjects and offer courses for beginners to professionals. Whether you want to be a full-time chef, make mid-week dinners more exciting or favour an outing with a glass of wine where you pick up a few cooking tips, you’ll find something below.
Dry-curing fish in salt and sugar for 10-20 minutes before cooking draws out moisture from the fish, concentrating its flavours. It’s a handy trick that chefs use and it also helps to give it a vibrant colour.