Saturday Food Market

Sefik Dikyar’s Baklava To Die For at the Milk Market

Sefik Dikyar’s journey to Limerick from the town of Tire, near the city of Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean coast, has all the drama of the hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral. A surprise invitation to a wedding, then a last-minute invite to stand in as an emergency witness for the groom, led to Sefik…

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Moca Food & Wine

The Milk Market has an exotic mix of international food cultures but no market would be complete without an authentic Italian offering.  Andrea Della Greca’s Moca Food & Wine stall brings you everything from cold cuts to cannolis.  Andrea hails from Tuscany, near the beautiful city of Lucca, which is famous for its renaissance walls…

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Ecaterina Cakes

Ecaterina has been selling the most beautiful cakes imaginable in the Milk Market for ten years. Like a lot of the traders in the market, she learned her trade at her mother’s knee. “Like a lot of Irish people, especially the women in the Milk Market, I learned how to bake from my mother. I…

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Happy Food At Home

Ciara Brennan started cooking at the age of four, learning at her mother Jocelyn’s knee as soon as she was old enough to stir a pot.  Even from that tender age, Ciara knew too things: she loved cooking, and she did not like the taste of meat. So began a love affair with cooking and…

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Ma’s Kitchen

Jimmy Leong knows just how to get a laugh out of his customers at Ma’s Kitchen – he tells them how he moved from a country where it was 30 degree sunshine every day, and has stayed in Ireland because he loves our weather. “I arrived in Ireland in 2010. I had friends here, who…

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White Dove Nurseries

You don’t have to be an expert in plants and flowers to have heard of Kew Gardens, the London home of the largest and most diverse botanical collection in the world.  So, while most people will have heard of Kew Gardens, many will be surprised to learn that Kew Gardens’ former plant buyer is now…

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Wilde Irish Chocolates at The Limerick Chocolate Shop

Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you chocolate, which is a pretty good substitute, especially for a self-confessed chocoholic like Patricia Farrell. Patricia, pictured left, and her husband Con were both working in the Burren Visitor Centre in the late 1990s when they had the idea of setting up a business that…

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Lisduff Fine Foods

Fancy the sound of Cajun pudding made from turkey? Or Caribbean bacon in a bag? It may be a long way from the Caribbean to Tipperary but it’s worth the wait when it comes to Lisduff Fine Food’s imaginative, tantalisingly tasty bacon and turkey products, sold every Saturday at their Milk Market stall. Robert Tormey…

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Bia At The Milk Market

It sounds like the perfect recipe for success – traditional Irish dishes with a Gallic touch. Thomas Fialon from Strasbourg and his Irish wife Deirdre are best known in Limerick as the owners of The French Table, which has been operating in Limerick since 2008. Their Bia at the Milk Market restaurant is proving just…

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