Irish food lifts the gloom

If you want to feel good about this country, go to one of Ireland's growing number of good local restaurants, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

4th December, 2011
Irish food lifts the gloom
Da Mimmo Italian Pizzeria and Deli: authentic thin crust pizza. Photo: Tony O'Shea

It has been difficult this year to see the scraps of blue sky among the clouds. But as the country seemed at times to march towards its doom, the culinary world was often marching to a different tune. That doesn't mean we were not without some sad and low culinary moments too, however, so this year my list of 2011's most memorable culinary moments includes the good, the bad and the ugly.

The year may...

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