On Sunday, 3rd November 2019, Hugh Maguire & Darina Allen will team up to launch the first National Black Pudding Day in Ireland.
Forgotten Skills with Darina Allen & the Smokin’ Butcher Hugh Maguire, commencing at 2pm on Sunday, will celebrate the craft behind the wonderful black pudding and will include a demonstration on making black pudding the artisan way. Hugh & Darina will also be exploring forgotten Irish cuts and discussing some of the lost skills in Irish cooking.
It will also be an opportunity to share delicious and diverse black pudding recipes.
Tickets cost €10, booking details below. If you are unable to attend you can still get involved. Share your favourite black pudding recipes on your social media using #NationalBlackPuddingDay.
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.
Hugh Maguire and his team, based in Ashbourne, Co.Meath, are dedicated and passionate about local, fresh and innovative Irish produce.
At Hugh Maguire Butchers, our vision is to be THE place for those looking for excellence in all things meat . In store, we aim to create that village feel experience, that reflects that of the old, traditional, Irish butcher who is as reliable and skilled as ever.
A regular award winner, Hugh firmly placed black pudding on the modern food map winning Great Taste Supreme Champion 2017 for his innovative Smoked Black Pudding.
Darina Allen is one of Ireland’s best known cooks and a best-selling author who presented nine series of her cookery programme, Simply Delicious, on television in Ireland.
Darina established Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983 with her brother Rory O’Connell. Her main passion and her daily task is to impart her knowledge to the students at the Ballymaloe Cookery School.
Darina also set up the first Farmers Market in Ireland on the Coal Quay in Cork in 1996, and has been a key activist in promoting organics, sustainable production and zero waste in the kitchen.
The event in conjunction with Hinterland and Boyne Valley Flavours, to be held at the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath, is part of the Samhain – 5000 Years of Food & Culture Festival which runs from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November 2019.
It is not easy to pick a favourite from our collection of over 70 recipes, so we’ve selected 5 that we have tried, tested and most certainly recommend.
Hugh Maguire Family Recipes
Great British Chefs Recipes
Clonakilty Blackpudding Recipes
Fruit Pig Company Recipes
Remember to tag #NationalBlackPuddingDay if you share recipes from any of the above sites, especially if you are also sharing images of your own creation of them!
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