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Food and Drink Radio Show & Podcast with Sharon Noonan.
Celebrating 10 years in 2023!

Some people like to blog, Sharon Noonan likes to interview! In 2013 her food and drink show, Best Possible Taste, premiered on West Limerick 102FM and continues to air every Tuesday night from 8pm - 9pm with the weekly repeat at 9am on Wednesday mornings. A podcast makes the shows accessible to a wide and worldwide audience. Podcasts feature interviews with old and new faces in the food and drink world. From restaurant reviews to discussing current affairs issues affecting the hospitality industry to hearing a famous family recipe to enjoying an award winning artisan product, the topics covered are diverse and delectable. Happy listening and Bon Appetit!

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Food and Drink Radio Show & Podcast with Sharon Noonan.
Celebrating 10 years in 2023!

Some people like to blog, Sharon Noonan likes to interview! In 2013 her food and drink show, Best Possible Taste, premiered on West Limerick 102FM and continues to air every Tuesday night from 8pm - 9pm with the weekly repeat at 9am on Wednesday mornings. A podcast makes the shows accessible to a wide and worldwide audience. Podcasts feature interviews with old and new faces in the food and drink world. From restaurant reviews to discussing current affairs issues affecting the hospitality industry to hearing a famous family recipe to enjoying an award winning artisan product, the topics covered are diverse and delectable. Happy listening and Bon Appetit!

    25 June 2024 - Sinead Smyth

    25 June 2024 - Sinead Smyth

    In this Best Possible Taste interview we meet wine specialist Sinead Smyth to find out about her dynamic career to date which includes being the Chair of Wine Spirit Women, an Alumni of the Mad Feed and LOTS MORE!

    THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE CELEBRATED 10 YEARS ON AIR IN 2023 MAKING IT IRELAND'S LONGEST-RUNNING FOOD & DRINK RADIO SHOW & PODCAST.

    For more Best Possible Taste interviews visit www.sharonnoonan.com

    • 27 min
    25 June 2024 - Cinta Ramblado

    25 June 2024 - Cinta Ramblado

    In this Best Possible Taste interview we meet Andalusian native Cinta Ramblada to find out about her renamed eatery - Choquera Bistro & Bakery in Newport, Co Tipperary, Ireland.

    Cinta will be cooking up a Spanish storm as she hosts traditional Tapas Nights throughout the summer months and into the autumn that proudly showcase authentic Andalusian dishes from her home city of Huelva - the provincial port from where Christopher Columbus famously set sail on his own journey of discovery in 1492.

    THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE CELEBRATED 10 YEARS ON AIR IN 2023 MAKING IT IRELAND'S LONGEST-RUNNING FOOD & DRINK RADIO SHOW & PODCAST.

    For more Best Possible Taste interviews visit www.sharonnoonan.com

    • 26 min
    18 June 2024 - Taste of Dublin

    18 June 2024 - Taste of Dublin

    In this Best Possible Taste podcast, Sharon Noonan brings you to Taste of Dublin 2024 which took place in Dublin’s Merrion Square.

    First up Sharon talks to TV chef Erica Drum who was the MC and host of the cookery demo stage.

    Then we head into the Valentia Island Vermouth cabin to meet Orla and Anna Snook O Carroll, the wife and wife team behind Ireland’s award-winning vermouth.

    And later on in the programme Declan MacManus from Howth’s King Sitric Seafood Bar and Accommodation shares his memories of the early days shucking oysters at Taste of Dublin and gives us an insight into the family business.

    THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE IS IRELAND'S LONGEST RUNNING FOOD & DRINK RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST AND CELEBRATED 10 YEARS ON AIR IN 2023.

    FOR MORE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE INTERVIEWS VISIT WWW.SHARONNOONAN.COM

    • 50 min
    11 June 2024 - Dvir Nusery & Nicola Crowley

    11 June 2024 - Dvir Nusery & Nicola Crowley

    In this Best Possible Taste interview, Sharon Noonan is joined by Dvir Nusery and Nicola Crowley from Mezze in Tramore, Co
    Waterford who are celebrating 5 years in business.

    Mezze has become a firm favourite with foodies from all over travelling to sample their Middle Eastern delights. The dynamic husband and wife duo, Chef Dvir Nusery and Food Entrepreneur Nicola Crowley have worked tirelessly over these last five years, to combine simple locally produced food with Middle Eastern flavours to create innovative and mouth-watering deli style offerings.

    Believe it or not, it all started on a glacier in New Zealand! Nicola, from Ireland, met Dvir, from Israel and their love, life and culinary adventure started from there. Fast forward a few years, marriage and two kids later, Dvir and Nicola began working on their dream Mezze. From humble beginnings working in Nicola’s mother’s kitchen with Dvir cooking up a selection of his favourite dips, salads and breads usually served at the start of the meal in the Middle East they started to turn their dream into reality. With a small pop-up tent at the Harvest Festival in Waterford city in 2015 Mezze was born and the business grew from there.

    In 2019, the couple made the leap of opening a bricks and mortar place in their hometown of Tramore. They’d been working at festivals, farmers markets, doing pop up dinners and cooking classes and wanted a place of their own to do all of that and more. Mezze HQ is a dynamic space for foodies with plenty of personality and great food. It runs as a deli, café and shop by day with cooking classes and events by night.

    Speaking on the milestone Dvir said “As we celebrate 5 years in business we are filled with immense pride and gratitude for the incredible journey we've been on. Mezze has featured on TV, radio, print and digital, we’ve published a cookbook, opened an online store, journalists, celebrities and influencers come visit and so much more, it’s been truly amazing! None of this would have been possible without the support of our customers, the hard work of our team, and the partnerships we've forged along the way. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and delivering exceptional Middle Eastern food for years to come!”

    Nicola commented “In honour of our 5th anniversary, Mezze will be hosting special events, promotions, and giveaways throughout the month of May. These celebrations serve as a token of appreciation for the continued support and patronage of its customers and the entire Mezze community so keep a close eye in-store, on our website and across our social media channels.”

    Mezze is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am till 3pm. To find out more about Mezze, purchase their cookbook or a delicious food hamper simply visit mezze.ie.

    • 15 min
    11 June 2024 - Ali Dunworth

    11 June 2024 - Ali Dunworth

    Food/drink/travel writer and curator Ali Dunworth is no stranger to the Best Possible Taste.

    In this interview, Ali gives an insight into her first book “A Compendium of Irish Pints: The Culture, Customs and Craic” which is published by Nine Bean Rows Books with illustrations by Stephen Heffernan AKA Hephee.

    In Ireland, a pint – having one, going for one, buying one – is a cultural institution. It’s so much more than 568ml of beer in a glass. But how did a simple pint become such a phenomenon? Like all great superheroes, the pint has its own origin story, a full-bodied narrative that explains how the beloved beverage came into being and part of everyday life.

    In A Compendium of Irish Pints, journalist (and pint lover) Ali Dunworth delves into the culture, customs and craic surrounding pints in Ireland. Beginning with the birth of beer and traversing through Ireland’s unique drinking journey from the Brehon Laws to invasions, Ali shares why ‘going for a pint’ means so much more than just going for a pint. From the ubiquitous airport and after-work pints to the importance of beer mats, seeking out pints in snugs, discussing hangovers or eating crisps for dinner, Ali leaves no type of pint unturned (or undrunk!). Covering etiquette to expressions, pints for celebrations and pints for commiserations, festival pints, old man’s pubs and everything in between, A Compendium of Irish Pints shows why this popular beverage is integral to Irish society and why it has been migrating further afield.

    With illustrations by Stephen Heffernan, aka Hephee, that perfectly captures the culture of pints in his iconic style, you’ll find yourself working up a thirst and sending that text we all love to get: ‘Fancy a pint?’

    Ali's book is available to buy at the following link:
    https://ninebeanrowsbooks.com/products/pints

    • 25 min
    4 June 2024 - Cherie Denham

    4 June 2024 - Cherie Denham

    In this Best Possible Taste interview we meet Cherie Denham, a cook, baker, preserver and author.

    Originally from Northern Ireland, Cherie now lives in Hampshire in the UK and recently collaborated with Montgomery Press to publish “The Irish Bakery."

    THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE CELEBRATED 10 YEARS ON AIR IN 2023 MAKING IT IRELAND'S LONGEST-RUNNING FOOD & DRINK RADIO SHOW & PODCAST.

    For more BPT interviews visit sharonnoonan.com

    • 28 min

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