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The Chef’s Table: Super Summer Dessert Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

The Chef’s Table: Super Summer Dessert Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

July 16, 2017 at 11:49 am 1 comment

Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies has some amazing dessert recipes ideal for the summer… Summer is a time for light desserts. Seasonal berries, rhubarb, lemon and orange based desserts go down a treat this time of year. Kerry strawberries from a strawberry farm just up the road […]

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The Chef’s Table: Top Tips For A Healthier Diet

The Chef’s Table: Top Tips For A Healthier Diet

January 22, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of the ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some healthy recipes for January… We all know the benefits of a healthy diet. You will certainly feel better if you watch what you eat. It is so easy to open packet and jar of convenience foods, but they […]

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At the Tralee Parnells Mark Doe cookery demonstration in the Meadowlands were, from left, Front: Cian O'Neil and Jack Doyle. Back: Katie Doyle, Finnuala English, Onaigh O'Neil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mark Cooks Up Some Treats At Parnells Fundraiser

October 10, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was another great turnout for the Tralee Parnells annual cookery demonstration last night in the Meadowlands Hotel. Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies cooked up some treats and gave his expert tips on the culinary arts. The evening also featured a guest speaker on preventative strategies regarding […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Barbecued Thai Treat

The Chef’s Table: A Barbecued Thai Treat

June 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has a recipe for an Thai dish which can be cooked on the barbecue… Thai Chicken Satay Serves 4 Ingredients • 3 chicken fillets cut into small strips the size of your little finger. For the marinade: • 1 lemon […]

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The Chef’s Table: The Salad Days Of Summer Are Here

The Chef’s Table: The Salad Days Of Summer Are Here

June 21, 2015 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies tosses some delicious salad recipes together for summer days… Be creative with your salads and use as much seasonal produce as you can. A few tips for tasty salads; • Wash and dry your salad leaves. A salad spinner is a great […]

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The Chef’s Table: Some Sizzling Stir-Fry Recipes

The Chef’s Table: Some Sizzling Stir-Fry Recipes

June 14, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some amazing stir-fry recipes to liven up meal times… Stir-frying is a quick and tasty style of cooking that is also very versatile. Any prime cut of meat and most fish can be stir-fried and all vegetables as long […]

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The Chef’s Table: Barbecue Season Is Coming Again…We Hope!

The Chef’s Table: Barbecue Season Is Coming Again…We Hope!

May 17, 2015 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe from ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has some great tips for barbecuing this summer. All we need now is the weather… Planning your barbecue Firing up the barbecue is often seen as an opportunity for a bit of a party with neighbours or friends, but few […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

February 22, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has a recipe for fantastic fish cakes… Thai food is one of my favourite foods to cook.  It is so unique in taste as you often have salty, sweet, spicy and citrusy in one dish. Thai fish cakes are simple […]

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The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

January 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has something special for pasta lovers… CONTINUING the theme of healthier eating, this week I have shared a lovely pasta dish that is a hit in our house, as is most Italian food. Olive oil-based pasta sauces are much healthier than […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

January 4, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, on a healthy dish for January… If your new years resolution is to eat healthy, try this tasty chicken dish. Cheap, tasty, quick and healthy this recipe pushes all the buttons to start the year with a healthy diet. Grilled Harissa […]

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The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

December 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, gives some great tips for entertaining at Christmas… Having friends and family over for a few drinks and nibbles is the perfect stress free way to entertain. Finger food can be as impressive as a full dinner party and there is […]

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The Chef’s Table: The Perfect Vegetable For Christmas Lunch

The Chef’s Table: The Perfect Vegetable For Christmas Lunch

November 30, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, on a great veg for this time of the year… Parsnips are in season from the end of October until February and are great for Autumn and winter comfort food dishes. They are the perfect compliment  for […]

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The Chef’s Table: The Ugly Vegetable That’s Beautiful On The Inside

The Chef’s Table: The Ugly Vegetable That’s Beautiful On The Inside

November 16, 2014 at 10:46 am 1 comment

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cooking school in Firies, on the ugly duckling of vegetables… The poor old Celeriac certainly wasn’t at the front of the queue when good looks were being given out. But don’t let that but you off trying this ugly, but truly delicious and versatile vegetable. […]

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The Chef’s Table: Anyone For Squash?

The Chef’s Table: Anyone For Squash?

November 9, 2014 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our food writer, Mark Doe, on a vegetable which can go with most dishes – the Butternut Squash… Butternut squash is a very versatile Autumn vegetable and if cooked properly (as in not boiled) is full of a lovely sweet flavour. It can be used as a side vegetable to game […]

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The Chef’s Table: Get The Most Out Of Oysters

The Chef’s Table: Get The Most Out Of Oysters

November 2, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Oysters are in season and our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, describes how to buy, open and cook them to perfection…  Oysters, you either love them or hate them. I haven’t always liked oysters, but discovered how good they are whilst working in Australia. Australia now […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Our food expert, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, on the artistry involved in cooking with chocolate  Working with chocolate is something that takes years of practice. It takes a special kind of chef to work with chocolate. Like perfect chocolate masterpieces, they need to be cool and well […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ In Firies, has a great recipe for braised red cabbage… With the Autumn here and Winter just around the corner, I thought now is the perfect time to share my braised red cabbage recipe with you all. I love to serve this cabbage with game, […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies asks is cooking without salt really a nightmare for chefs? OK, as I chef there is one thing I love in food, and it is the correct amount of salt. Under-seasoned food can be bland and I often see people […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Great Thai Chicken Curry

The Chef’s Table: A Great Thai Chicken Curry

September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

THAI cookery has to be my favourite style of food. I love the freshness and simplicity of the dishes.

 Thai food is unique in the fact that in many dishes you get spicy, sweet, citrusy and salty all in one dish. During my time working in Australia, I worked with […]

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The Chef’s Table: Why Do We Overcook Our Food?

The Chef’s Table: Why Do We Overcook Our Food?

September 21, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, says people who overcook their food don’t know what their missing… ONE thing that I have learnt over the years of teaching people to cook at our school is that the majority of home cooks cook their food to […]

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The Chef’s Table: The Salad Days Of Autumn

The Chef’s Table: The Salad Days Of Autumn

September 14, 2014 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our food columnist, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, says salads don’t have to stop once summer is over… “SALADS? They’re rabbit food!” I hear you say! Most people’s idea of a salad is limp lettuce with tasteless tomatoes and a bit of cucumber, but there is so much […]

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The Chef’s Table: I’m Not Quick To Complain In A Restaurant, But…

The Chef’s Table: I’m Not Quick To Complain In A Restaurant, But…

September 7, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food columnist, Mark Doe, on complaining in a restaurant… AS a chef, one of the questions I get asked frequently is “do you ever complain when in a restaurant?” Because I am a chef, people seem to think that I am hard to please when it comes to […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

August 24, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THAI food is one of my favourite cuisines in the world. 
Fresh, vibrant, flavorsome, quick and healthy makes it a great style of cooking. What makes it so unique is the combination of spicy, salty, citrus and sweet flavours in most dishes.

 Ingredients are readily available from most supermarkets and […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mark Doe Picks His Favourite Cookbooks

The Chef’s Table: Mark Doe Picks His Favourite Cookbooks

August 10, 2014 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our food columnist, Mark Doe of Just Cooking in Firies looks at the cookbooks he has acquired down through the years… I HAVE a lot of cook books, in fact I have been collecting them since I was 16. I am not going 
to tell you how many years that is […]

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The Chef’s Table: You Gotta Love Those Temperamental Chefs

The Chef’s Table: You Gotta Love Those Temperamental Chefs

August 3, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on how different chefs have their ways in the kitchen… WE all know that some chefs have a reputation of being temperamental, and to a degree it is true. I know when I ran kitchens I sometimes had my moments, so I have decided to […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

The Chef’s Table: Cooking The Perfect Steak

July 27, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Our food columnist, ‘Just Cooking’s’ Mark Doe, on the traditional favourite – a juicy steak… Cooking the perfect steak is a lot easier than people make out. 
Okay it does take a little practice to test the degree of cooking by pressing the steak, but […]

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