Food Special: Art meets artisan on a plate

A chef is only as good as his suppliers, so we asked four chefs to tell us about their favourite artisan food producers, writes Gillian Nelis.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
4th March, 2012
Food Special: Art meets artisan on a plate
Left: Bruno Coppola and Lorraine Fanneran, proprietors at La Cucina in Castletroy, Co Limerick, in their award-winning deli. Photo: Sean Curtin/Press 22

At La Cucina we source the best Italian ingredients we can, cooking them simply and serving traditional and authentic plates of food like you would get in Italy. This doesn't allow us to use a huge amount of Irish produce, but we do where we can - examples include Murphy's ice cream, St Tola goat's cheese, Wilde Irish chocolates, Glenilen butter and Ummera smoked products.

We were introduced to Ummera last year, when the Eat...

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