Irish born and bread: why Irish baking is booming

Lockdown may have triggered the great sourdough surge, but good Irish bread and local grains have been popular for a lot longer than the past 18 months

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Joe McNamee

5th September, 2021
Irish born and bread: why Irish baking is booming
Joe Fitzmaurice of Riot Rye: ‘If we can switch just a proportion of our recipes to using Irish flour, it will really help in growing our resilience and food security.’

Ireland may produce some of the finest food in the world, but we also export 80 per cent of it.

Shoppers here aren’t enduring the rows of empty supermarket shelves facing Britain - its food distribution system is in tatters thanks to Brexit - but the pandemic, the precarious global economy and a growing comprehension of climate change are causing more of us than ever to think about our food security.

In spring 2020,...

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