Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Pádraic Óg Gallagher at irish international fashion and food summit

Pádraic Óg Gallagher

Boxty House

Saver of potatoes, reviver of traditions

Opening an Irish restaurant in Ireland may not seem strange, but when chef Pádraic Óg Gallagher opened ‘The Boxty House’ in Dublin’s Temple Bar in 1989, it was visionary and ground-breaking. The notion of Irish food was as undeveloped as the neighbourhood; now however, both have subsequently undergone a renaissance.

It was while cooking on yachts in South America that Pádraic saw people in Venezuela cooking traditional flat breads and was reminded of the boxty potato pancake of his County Leitrim childhood. He set out on a journey of researching and reviving it and other Irish cooking traditions.

He has since become a champion of the Irish potato. He sponsors Dublin Urban Farm, located on the roof of a city centre school, and the Langford/Carey Heritage Potato Collection. As a partner in the Thank Potato project, Pádraic takes the 170 variety potato collection on tour, encouraging people to grow them and celebrating their place in food and farming culture.

Pádraic presented a paper to the Oxford Food Symposium on the Potato in Irish Cuisine, and in 2010 was invited to prepare an Irish Banquet for the gala dinner at that event; a chance to “put Irish food on a world stage”.

 

Pádraic wants to put Dublin on the food map and believes there is potential to develop “little pockets of food tourism, mini food trails” throughout the city’s neighbourhoods. He recently organised ‘A Taste of Temple Bar’ as part of the Temple Bar Trade Fest, an event which will be repeated in August annually.

He constantly pushes the food agenda through his involvement in tourism and industry fora such as the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Temple Bar Traders, and Grow Dublin Task Alliance

All Food Sessions

Registration

Venue:The Model

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

Opening Address

Moderator: Aoife Carrigy

Venue:The Model

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9:20 AM - 9:30 AM

The Future of Irish Food – A View from out Foreign

With Mickael Viljanen  (Greenhouse) Phillippe Farineau (Ashford) Stefan Matz

Venue: The Model

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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Growing Up with Food

With Clare Smyth

Venue: The Model

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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The Business of Producing Greatness

Venue: The Model

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11:30 AM - 12.00 PM

Northern Exposure – The sense of place in cooking

Stephen Toman, Clare Smyth, Danni Barry, Noel McMeel

Venue: The Model

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch – Best of Sligo Produce

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Modern Tradition – Back to the Future

By Ciaran Sweeney – Forest & Marcy

Venue: The Model

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Production of Greatness

With Mags Kirwan

Venue: The Model

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2:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Coffee Break

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Business and Pleasure

by Elaine & Wade Murphy – Adare 1826

Venue: The Model

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03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

To Forage & Ferment

by Hans & Gaby Weiland – Organic Centre/Neantog

Venue: The Model

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04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Closing Address & Q&A

Moderator: Aoife Carrigy

04:30 PM

Registration

Venue:The Model

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Opening Address

Moderator: Aoife Carrigy

Venue:The Model

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

Irish Seaweed Kitchen

by Prannie Rhattigan – Irish Seaweed Kitchen

Venue: The Model

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09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Slow Food Panel

by Dee Laffan, Aishling Stone & TBC

Venue:The Model

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break – day 2

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commercial Tradition

by Padraig Og Gallagher – Boxty House 

Venue: The Model

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Everyone’s a Critic – Evolution of the Irish Experience (Interactive)

by  Dee LaffanErnie Whalley

Venue: The Model

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12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Lovely Sligo Lunch

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01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

What The Irish Ate Before Spuds

by Máirtín Mac Coniomaire

Venue: The Model

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01:45 PM - 02:15 PM

Vegetables (or plant food) in the future of Irish food

By Dennis Cotter – Café Paradiso

Venue: The Model

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02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Coffee

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Lessons from Italy

by Catherine Fulvio

Venue: The Model

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03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

The Importance Of Food In Hospitality Success – A Retrospective

by Deirdre McGlone – Harvey’s Point

Venue: The Model

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04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Closing Address

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
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