It is said that the best way to live is to ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’. Having had the pleasure of attending the Georgina Campbell’s Irish Breakfast Awards, in association with Fáilte Ireland, which were held in the luxurious surrounds of the InterContinental hotel, Dublin, it was poignant that Georgina described breakfast as the Cinderella of the Irish culinary scene.
Guest keynote speaker, Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery school, shared some simple tips as to how the Irish breakfast can be improved. Quality of ingredients is key. Special mention was given to the often misused term, ‘freshly squeezed’ orange juice that’s not ‘freshly squeezed’, tasteless teabags, cardboard cereal flakes and pops, not to mention her advice to ‘ban the sliced pan’.