Food and Drink show NI 2014

BFM wants to share an upcoming event at the Kings Hall Pavillion,it’s probably the last one for a while due to budget cuts. I know we are slap bang in the middle of Belfast Restaurant Week,which is fab,and again won’t be with us next year!!!

Kings Hall Pavilion
08443 380 338 for tickets
24-26th October.

I went last year and it was fantastic, got to see James Martin who was fabulous and will be there this year, also featuring are John Torode, Rachel Allen and Simon Rimmer.Please check website for more details and times when they are on.

There will be the Moy Park demo kitchen where the chefs will try out recipes,an Artisan village, cafe society, Safefood open kitchen, Phoenix natural gas baking stage, craft beers, gourmet grazing and kitchen living and food wise, as well as other exhibitors.

There is plenty to see and do, taste, get inspiration and ideas. As I said before I went last year and have been assured this year will be even better!!!

So please make the effort,come support our local producers and most of all enjoy,eat,drink and be merry!!!

Once again the BFM shares the food love!!! Ciao for now

You can follow me on

Great Northern Irish Mushrooms

The BFM was presented with a selection of mushrooms from Annaghmore Mushrooms,courtesy of Serious PR

46 Boconnell lane,
Lurgan, Co.Armagh, BT66 6NE
t: +44 (0)28 3832 5555 f:



I also received a great little recipe booklet. There are many wonderful dishes,but as a keen fan of Indian food I made a mushroom bhaji.


Now this was for presentation purpose. The mushrooms I used were the brown mushrooms. I fried a whole diced onion with 3 cloves of garlic and 1/4 inch ginger,5 green chillies,along with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of garam masala, all cooked in rapeseed oil.I then added 3 chopped tomatoes and 250ml of water and cooked for 5 minutes.

I then puréed the above mixture until a smooth consistency,then I added the diced mushrooms and reduced the sauce for 10 minutes. Et voila my take on mushroom bhaji!!!!

Once again the BFM shares the food love!!! Ciao for now

You can follow me on