Craic & Codology

IN THE KITCHEN – IAN BAILEY

Ian Bailey

This week, fast snack expert Ian Bailey delivers a pizza his mind.

As west Cork’s top pizza maker, I take great pride in sourcing the ingredients myself out in the local fields.

Some sceptics (mostly French people) are suspicious of where I get the goods. They suggest there is something fishy about my dishes and that I may be serving up a load of old tripe when I should really just sit down and take my medicine.

People love to make a meal of things and I am often quizzed about the sort of stuff I like to feed people. I realise that they expect me to come up with something that the gardaí would simply refuse to swallow so they can claim that my recipes are stale and I need to find a new offering.

Well, you can clear off back to France and stick to your Gallic fare, which is served up raw or pre-cooked before it is even to be judged. Your fancy menus would just leave a sour taste in my mouth.

Remember, my pizzas are traditional Irish pizzas, although I admit they are not to everyone’s taste…


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