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Food for Thought
Writing about food with Margaret Hickey and Cliodhna Prendergast
Formerly an editor at Country Living magazine in the UK, Margaret Hickey also had a freelance career writing on food, drink and travel for most of the national British press, including the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Times. She also had a weekly food and cookery slot on Premier Radio in London. After she moved to Ireland, her book Irish Days, a collection of oral histories, was published and her new book, Ireland’s Green Larder was published this year. She has appeared at a number of festivals and given talks at University College London and University College Limerick. She is vice chair of Portumna Arts Group, which runs Shorelines Arts Festival, and was a judge at the Strokestown Poetry Festival for many years.
Cliodhna Prendergast is a professional chef, writer, and photographer living and working on the west coast of Ireland with her family. Cliodhna is food writer and photographer for The Sunday Times and other publications, and the producer and host of Breaking Eggs, 30 beautifully filmed programmes to encourage parents to cook with their children. She is also one half of Lens and Larder, which run photography and food-styling workshops in Irish country houses. Cliodhna started her career in the kitchens of her family’s country house hotel in Connemara, before working in many great Irish kitchens and studying at Ballymaloe Cookery School. She worked as head chef in Delphi Lodge for 11 years, during which she was named best chef in Connaught by Food and Wine Magazine.
In memory of Myrtle Allen.