Kinsale Gourmet Academy News

Mince Pies with Neil Prendeville of Cork’s RedFM

December 18, 2015

Published by: KinsaleGourmet

Neil Prendeville called down to chef David Rice at the Kinsale Gourmet Academy at Ballinacurra House recently to get a crash course on how to make the perfect mince pie ahead of Christmas. Here is the recipe from David Rice if you want to try your hand at these delicious Christmas traditions: “I am a big Read more

Christmas Dinner – Napkin Folds

December 18, 2015

Published by: KinsaleGourmet

The food you put on the table for Christmas is important and should be the centre- piece and star of the show. But it helps to have a nicely dressed table to mark the occassion. Here is a little video on his and her napkin folds that can be done for Christmas Day, New Years Read more

A Cheats Guide to Desserts at Christmas

December 16, 2015

Published by: KinsaleGourmet

I am a big fan and advocate of healthy eating but at Christmas time I throw all that out the window and I completely overindulge and start fresh again in the New Year. I have a very sweet tooth but don’t like spending too much time in the kitchen so I am sharing 3 of Read more

Nutrition in the Home Kitchen

October 27, 2015

Published by: KinsaleGourmet

I have been working as a chef for the last seventeen years but my attitude towards food and ingredients has taken a complete U-turn over the last couple of years when I began to study nutrition and obtained a diploma as a nutritional advisor. When you start out as a chef you are always trying to Read more

Slow Roasted Caherbeg Free Range Pork Loin

June 17, 2015

Published by: Kinsale Gourmet Academy

Slow Roasted Caherbeg Free Range Pork Loin, with Spiced Butternut Squash, Beetroot and an Apple and Celeriac Coleslaw. This dish is real treat for a family Sunday roast, full of flavour and vibrant colours. Ingredients                 Serves 4 1kg Caherbeg Free Range Pork Loin 1 large Butternut Squash 4 cooked Beetroots cut into wedges ½ head Read more



Vicki Scott
Vicki Scott

David was an awesome teacher - very patient, fun, and explained everything so well that even I loved this! I am a terrible cook, but I can hardly wait to try some of the recipes he shared that day.

He gave us so many hints that I know everything will turn out great. I hope your cooking school will be a great success. David will be a great asset to this endeavor.