Pride In Your Food

Venue: Global Kitchen, The Parade

Date: Saturday 27th October

Time: 12.30pm

Tickets: FREE

To book: booking isn’t necessary but do arrive early!

Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford, the duo behind popular food and travel blogging brand GastroGays, believe that food should delight your taste buds, satisfy your hunger and feed your soul. Their raison d’être is food in all its various forms and these self-taught, proud and passionate home cooks share their adventures eating their way around the world! GastroGays believe in cooking fresh food from scratch, embracing fats, whole foods, organic produce, high quality meat, sourcing local suppliers as much as possible and are huge champions of Irish producers in particular. The pair became inspired to experiment with recipes and ingredients by watching foodie TV shows and poring over cookery books and magazines. For the past five years they’ve shared their recipes and foodie travels online, becoming one of the biggest names in food in the country. Join GastroGays for a passionate discussion on the Irish food renaissance as they construct some of their most popular dishes, which are often a modern twist on a classic, big on flavour and eye-catchingly colourful.

GastroGays began by Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford in Dublin in 2013 as a bucket list blog of places to try on the city’s doorstep. Having moved to London soon after, and being based there for four years, GastroGays grew to become one of the foremost food and travel blogs in both the UK and Ireland, documenting the pair’s adventures through food. Now based in Drogheda, the pair recently were awarded Blog of The Year and Best Travel Blog at the Blog Awards Ireland in late 2017. Neither being trained chefs, both Patrick and Russell are proud home cooks and share their own recipes on their blog – usually a modern twist on a beloved classic whilst always spotlighting the best of Irish produce. Prolific food and travel writers, Patrick and Russell have had bylines in the likes of The Irish Times, RTÉ.ie, The Independent, BBC Good Food, Olive, Gay Times Magazine, Aer Lingus Cara magazine amongst others and have regularly contributed to Irish TV (Six O’Clock Show) and radio (RTÉ 2fm, TodayFM) as well as working with RTÉ Lifestyle as regular travel writers and digital Eurovision content creators.