Kate Ryan is a food writer and founder of Flavour.ie, a platform dedicated to promoting Irish Food through writing, events, and tours. She is a judge for Blas na hEireann and the Irish Quality Food Awards and is a Member, and Secretary of the Irish Food Writers Guild. She is currently studying at UCC for the inaugural Post Graduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture under the tutelage of noted food historian, Regina Sexton.
Kate is a food features writer for The Echo (formerly Evening Echo). Her features and articles are also published in TheJournal.ie, The Irish Examiner, TheTaste.ie, Headstuff.org, The Southern Star, The Opinion Magazine and Irish Foodie Magazine. She also writes on her blog, The Flavour Files, showcasing the best of Cork produce and encouraging everyday cooking with it at home.
In 2017, she was commissioned by A Taste of West Cork Food Festival to author and publish an “Artisan Food Guide” featuring small, medium and craft food and drink producers from across West Cork and encouraging visitors to explore their own self-guided taste journey through the region. The project was funded by Cork County Council and Taste Cork.
Through Flavour.ie, Kate creates Food Adventures including experiential pop-up food events and food tours, and working in collaboration with Chefs, food and drinks producers to showcase local produce and the inspiring stories behind them.
Kate’s flagship food tour is the Clonakilty Walking Food Tour. Focusing on the themes of History, Tradition, Innovation, and Community visitors are guided around the creative and vibrant town of Clonakilty and introducing the town’s unique food heritage. Groups are hosted on tailor-made private tours across the county of Cork on culinary adventures off the beaten path to experience an authentic and engaging experience of Irish culinary culture.
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