Leading Irish TV Chef and food writer Catherine Fulvio, speaking at the launch urged people in Ireland to include more fresh produce in daily cooking. Her comments come as over 67% of us now cook from scratch several times a week and with 60% of us claiming to have a ‘high level’ of confidence in the kitchen when it comes to cooking (Bord Bia)
www.ilovecooking.ie is Ireland’s new independent recipe website has over 400 recipes and encourages people to cook simple, quick and nutritious dishes with the emphasis on using fresh Irish produce. Catherine Fulvio said “by including fresh produce such as vegetables, herbs as well as Irish quality meats including fresh Spring lamb you can make a huge difference to the quality and standard of the meal you serve, not to mention the benefits to the Irish economy.”
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Michael Kelly of GIY Ireland who provides monthly tips on how to grow your own vegetables on our site said “Food growing helps people acquire a deeper understanding of food (food empathy) and the connection between nutrient rich soil, healthy food and wellbeing. He said “studies show that food growers are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables, show higher levels of knowledge about nutrition and are more likely to continue healthy eating habits throughout their lives.”
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