National Black Pudding Day / Samhain Festival 2019
Forgotten Skills with Darina Allen & the Smokin’ Butcher Hugh Maguire, commencing at 2pm on Sunday, will celebrate the craft behind the wonderful black pudding and will include a demonstration on making black pudding the artisan way. Hugh & Darina will also be exploring forgotten Irish cuts and discussing some of the lost skills in Irish cooking.
It will also be an opportunity to share delicious and diverse black pudding recipes.
Tickets cost €10, booking details below. If you are unable to attend you can still get involved. Share your favourite black pudding recipes on your social media using #NationalBlackPuddingDay.
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.
The Smokin' Butcher - Hugh Maguire
Hugh Maguire and his team, based in Ashbourne, Co.Meath, are dedicated and passionate about local, fresh and innovative Irish produce.
At Hugh Maguire Butchers, our vision is to be THE place for those looking for excellence in all things meat . In store, we aim to create that village feel experience, that reflects that of the old, traditional, Irish butcher who is as reliable and skilled as ever.
A regular award winner, Hugh firmly placed black pudding on the modern food map winning Great Taste Supreme Champion 2017 for his innovative Smoked Black Pudding.
Chef & Food Writer - Darina Allen
Darina Allen is one of Ireland’s best known cooks and a best-selling author who presented nine series of her cookery programme, Simply Delicious, on television in Ireland.
Darina also set up the first Farmers Market in Ireland on the Coal Quay in Cork in 1996, and has been a key activist in promoting organics, sustainable production and zero waste in the kitchen.
Our Top 5 Recipes
It is not easy to pick a favourite from our collection of over 70 recipes, so we’ve selected 5 that we have tried, tested and most certainly recommend.
This Black Pudding Pork Pie recipe was sourced from YorkshireGrub.co. The aim of their site is to take the food your grandma used to eat...
This recipe of Chicken breast stuffed with black pudding and herb crumbs, wrapped in bacon, served with a chive sauce and veal jus, on a...
If you like a good Pie then you should really try this one by Kevin Dundon. Chicken, Mushrooms and Black Pudding in a creamy white...
This recipe, by Emily Watkins, is a fabulous twist on one of our classic dishes. Using hot suet pastry, a slow-cooked aromatic sage & onion...
A recipe from one of our favourite TV chefs Rachel Allen, a light and tasty Black Pudding Soufflé, ideal for a dinner party starter.