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‘Eating Well in Mid-life’

with Catherine O'Keeffe, The Wellness Warrior

Ladies – would you like to know how to eat well in mid-life? Join Kilkenny native Catherine O’Keeffe, ‘The Wellness Warrior’ for a live event to discuss lifestyle and nutrition in mid-life, looking in particular at foods to help women achieve hormonal balance. As a live event, there will be lots of opportunity to ask questions and get some interesting banter going!  This event will be broadcast via Zoom – see our social channels for the link.


23rd November

Eating Well in Mid life with Catherine O Keeffe

'Michelin Mondays'

Cook with John Kelly, Michelin Star Chef, Mount Juliet Estate

Cook with John Kelly, Michelin Star Chef, Mount Juliet Estate 



30th NovemberDuncannon Salmon, lemon radish and cucumber


7th December

Roast Cod, cauliflower, lemon, baby gem


14th DecemberRoast Duncannon Scallops, seaweed butter sauce, radish and cucumber


21st December

Kilkenny Rose Veal, parsley mushroom sauce


‘Christmas Made Easy’

with Anne Neary, Ryeland House Cookery School

Join our much-loved festival matriarch and queen of cooking Anne Neary from Ryeland House Cookery School who will make sure that our Christmas 2020 is a culinary doddle! To ease us all into the festive season, Anne will show us how being prepared will make Christmas cooking a more relaxed, enjoyable experience! So get your apron ready and join her in preparing for Christmas 2020!


10 November

Simmer and Stir Christmas Cake

17 November

Fruity Christmas Pudding with Brandy and Ginger Butter

24 November

Christmas Vegetables - Braised Red Cabbage / Brussels Sprouts with Chili & Lemon

01 December

Flaky Pastry all-butter Mince Pies

08 December

Red Currant Glazed Ham and Herby Stuffing

15 December

Hot Potato & Salmon Starter Also Brie/Parma Bites for pre-dinner drinks

22 December

Tipsy Raspberry Cream Trifle and Chocolate Meringue


‘Let’s Cook Kilkenny’

with celebrity chef & broadcaster Edward Hayden

From presenting his weekly radio chat show on KCLR to lecturing in Culinary Arts at WIT and appearing as a regular on TV 3, Edward’s effervescent, engaging personality has anchored Savour Kilkenny Food Festival since it was started in 2006. It is therefore no surprise that our 10 week Savour Online programme has a huge following for Edward’s weekly cookery demonstrations. Featuring everything that is great about Kilkenny ingredients, Edward will bring us through the winter with his nutritious and delicious dishes with lots of laughs along the way!


04 November

Let's Eat Kilkenny - Winter warming Kilkenny Beef & Riversfield Vegetable Stew


11 November

Let's Eat Kilkenny - Iced Apple & Pastry Buns with Highbank Orchard syrup


18 November

Let's Eat Kilkenny - Cream of Riversfield potato, leek & kale soup with crispy Callan bacon and cheese straws


25 November

Let's Eat Kilkenny - Goat's Cheese tartlets made using delicious Dizzy Farm Cheese from Stoneyford, Riversfield Red Onion and Mooncoin Beetroot. Yum!


02 December

Edward Hayden Cookery Demonstration - Let's Eat Kilkenny


09 December

Edward Hayden Cookery Demonstration - Let's Eat Kilkenny


16 December

Edward Hayden Cookery Demonstration - Let's Eat Kilkenny


23 December

Edward Hayden Cookery Demonstration - Let's Eat Kilkenny


30 December

Edward Hayden Cookery Demonstration - Let's Eat Kilkenny


06 January

Edward Hayden Cookery Demonstration - Let's Eat Kilkenny


'Wellness Thursdays' - Food & health talks, workshops & demonstrations

'Wellness Talks'

with Jenny & Linda Beoga Nutrition

With a combined experience of almost 20 years in the nutrition and wellness field, Beoga Nutrition owners Jenny White and Linda Murray provide solutions that help their clients achieve long term health goals by creating individual nutritional and lifestyle plans. 

Join Jenny and Linda for Savour online as they take you on a whistle-stop tour of food health and wellness topics. Enjoy!

8pm5 NovemberHow to increase energy levels - 5 important basics to get right to improve your energy
8pm12 NovemberImmune Health & Vitamin D - Why is Vitamin D so important and what practical things can you do to help support your immune system?
8pm19 NovemberDigestion & Gut Health - Practical, science-based advice to improve your gut health. Because a healthy gut means a healthy you.
8pm26 NovemberMood Food - An overview of the complex ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood, and mental health.

03 December

Intermittent Fasting - What is it and how can it help?
8pm10 DecemberEat the Rainbow - The Science of Colorful, Plant-Based Food and practical ways to “Eat the Rainbow”.
8pm17 DecemberSleep - Sleep your way to success! What can help, and what can hinder our sleep.
8pm24 DecemberSmart Food Swaps & Snacks to improve your health - Simple tweaks to boost your nutrition that taste great.
8pm31 DecemberPreparing for the New Year - Achievable habits to bring into the New Year.
8pm7 JanuaryPut a Spring in your step - New season, new foods, new habits.

'Be Healthy Eat Healthy''

Recipes, Demos and Insights!

. For Savour Online we have invited some of Ireland’s fantastic healthy eating advocates to share recipes and information with us. These great people will help to inspire us to keep our eating ‘clean’ and healthy before the Christmas season kicks-in! 

Expect much diversity in the contributions as and join in on our free video demonstrations on all our social media channels at the published time or if you miss them don’t worry – just head over to our YouTube channel. Enjoy!



19 November

Sinead Delahunty - 'Delalicious' - Healthy Winter Spice Apple Pancakes - Video Demonstration


26 November

Karen Cryan - Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taster and Sommelier- Olive Oil Insights! - Video Demonstration


03 December

Finn Ni Fhaolain - Gluten Free Cooking - Recipe


'Celebrity Chefs'

At home with Savour celebrities!

Every year for the past 14 years, Savour Kilkenny has welcomed chefs from all over Ireland and beyond to the marble city for our marvellous fun food festival. We are honored that so many of Ireland’s finest culinary creatives are happy to join in our online journey to keep the festival food flame burning!


13 November

Rory O'Connell

20 November

Kevin Dundon

27 November

JP McMahon

04 December

Darina Allen

11 December

Jeeny Maltese

18 December

Paul Flynn

08 January

Gary O'Hanlon

15 January

Arun Kapil


'Future Foodies'

‘Cool Food School’ with Deirdre Doyle

Kids just love the ‘Cool Food School’ with Deirdre Doyle who has a passion for healthy eating and loves to share it with kids. Tune into her fantastic Savour online workshops every Saturday morning!

10am07 NovemberChicken nuggets and dip
10am14 November

Hummus and pitta chips

10am21 NovemberTasty tomato bruschetta
10am28 NovemberOat pancakes with chia seed jam
10am05 DecemberSanta’s favourite cinnamon granola
10am12 DecemberDate & Peanut Butter reindeers and strawberry Santa’s
10am19 DecemberPower-balls for Santa
10am9 JanuaryEasy flapjacks
10am16 January

Chocolate peanut banana bite & delicious smoothies

'Wine for Lions'

Charity wine tasting in association with The Wine Centre

Kilkenny Lions Club has supported St Vincent de Paul and other charities in Kilkenny at Christmas for the past 20 years. With their fundraising efforts severley affected due to Covid19, Savour online are helping Kilkenny Lions to raise funds by organising virtual wine tastings in association with ‘The Wine Centre’, John Street. 

Enjoy four weeks of virtual wine tasting each Saturday evening at 8pm on Savour Kilkenny’s facebook and instagram pages where wine experts will talk you through the tasting notes for two wines each evening.

Purchase the two wines for the wine tasting from The Wine Centre for €25 and €6.50 or 25% of your purchase goes directly to the Kilkenny Lions Club. 

If you want to watch the wine tasting but don’t want to buy the wines, that’s fine too! Please try to donate something to the charity on their page – 



28 November

MC Harriet Tindal, Master of Wines from Tindal Wines Cork. Tasting Pinot Grigio de Venezie 2019 and Valpolicella Superiore 2017


05 December

Wine for Lions’ - Online Wine Tastings

12 December

Wine for Lions’ - Online Wine Tastings

19 December

Wine for Lions’ - Online Wine Tastings


'Future Foodies'

Cakeface Kids with Laura Gannon

We are delighted to be joined by Laura Gannon for ‘Cakeface for Kids’ every Sunday morning to show our kids how to make delicious simple sweet treats. Mums and Dads can join in too! So, get your aprons and ingredients ready and join this very talented lady who is now making some of the most cutting edge sweet treats in Ireland. Cakeface patisserie and FACE2 cafe, set up by pastry chef couple Laura and Rory Gannon, followed years of working with some of the best pastry teams in France and London. Such a fantastic addition to the Kilkenny food scene.

10am08 NovemberSimply Scones
10am15 NovemberCakeface Nutella, Peanut & Nut butters
10am22 November

Chocolate Truffles

10am29 November

Shortcrust Pastry

10am06 December

Frangipane & Tart fillings


13 December


20 December

Ginger bread, Cookies & Shortbreads

'Savour Stories'

Meet Kilkenny Farmers and Food Producers

Get an insight and understanding of our Kilkenny farms and farmers who are at the forefront of putting quality food products into our processing plants and ultimately into our shops and homes. Hear from some of our food producers who skillfully combine great ingredients to make innovative food products. For Savour online, Kilkenny woman Siobhan Donohoe, who was raised on the Kilbline pedigree beef and dairy farm in Bennettsbridge will be chatting to our progressive Kilkenny food producers who will share their stories and inspire our Savour Kilkenny audiences.


15 Nov

Vincent Grace, Riverfield Farm - Vegetable Grower

22 Nov

Julie Calderpotts - Highbank Orchards - Apple Growers & Producers of Syrup, Vinegar, Gin, Whiskey, Cider!


29 Nov

Morgan Ging, Ballykeefe Distillery - Gin, Whiskey and Beef Producers

06 Dec

Mary Teehan -Truffle Fairy Chocolates


13 Dec

Bartosz Surman - Dizzy Goat Farm


20 Dec

Jim Mulhall - Danville Dairy Farm


27 Dec

Bob & Joan Cahill - Bob & Joan's Juicy Jams


03 Jan

Ger Kirwan - Goatsbridge Trout Farm


10 Jan

Julian Hughes - Hughes's Farm


17 Jan

Sean Ring - Rings Organic Chicken


‘Spoiled for Choice’

Great Kilkenny Food - Showcased!

There is an incredible array of restaurants, cafes and food shops in Kilkenny and the diverse food scene leaves us ‘spoiled for choice’. 

For Savour online we have invited Kilkenny food outlets to tell us what they have to offer and to showcase their food business. See some mouth watering photos of the food on offer and hear from our fantastic local chefs, cooks and their own unique way, they will show you what makes their food special.

05-NovAvalon Hotel

Mise enPlace Video

06-NovBarrow’s Keep
08-NovBurger Factory

Kyteler's Inn

10-NovKilkenny Design
11-NovLa Trattoria
12-NovLa Rivista

Bridies - Video

14-NovMise en Place
15-NovThe Limetree
17-NovMount Juliet
18-NovShimla Indian

Muse - Video

20-NovCafe la Coco

FACE2 - Video

22-NovCookie Co-op
25-NovRoyal Spice
27 NovemberPizza Bellissima
28 NovemberFoodworks
29 NovemberKyteler’s Inn
30 NovemberNewpark Hotel
1 DecemberThe Grapevine
2 DecemberBlaa Blaa Blaa
3 December

Kilkenny Design Centre Video

4 DecemberCafe 2
5 DecemberCakeface
6 DecemberGlendine Inn
7 DecemberKafe Katz
8 DecemberKilkenny Golf Club
9 December

Knockdrinna Cafe

10 December

Ladi’s Chimney Cakes

11 DecemberMarble City Tearooms
12 December

Orange Cafe

13 December

Quench Coffee Bar

14 December


15 DecemberSam’s, High Street
16 December

Sullivan’s Taproom

17 DecemberTess’s Homestyle Baking
18 December

The Blackberry Café

19 December

The Cathedral Café

20 December

The Cutting Vedge

21 December

The Gourmet Store

22 December

The House of Pretzels

23 December

The Yard Cafe