A New York-based gourmet food and wine magazine awarded Ireland's west coast 'Best Culinary Road Trip' in their Good Taste Awards 2015. Noting how Ireland has always been known for its "natural beauty and spirited people", Saveur magazine goes on to highlight how a food holiday on the Wild Atlantic Way will "enliven the palate" with exciting food producers who are tucked away in inviting villages on the edge of Europe.
Prannie Rhatigan on a seaweed hunt in County Sligo
Journalist Jody Eddy took to the route alongside photographer Sandeep Patwal and met the artisans who are perfecting their individual crafts by combining tradition and originality. From smoked salmon in County Donegal and seaweed foraging walks in County Sligo, to Connemara mussels and farmhouse cheeses in West Cork, there’s lots to discover on a “palate-awakening road trip” on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Harvesting oysters at Galway Bay
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Read the original article over on Saveur.com here.
If you’re interested in taking to the open road with great food, get inspired with more Wild Atlantic Way food secrets, or meet a selection of artisan producers in this short film.
Seaweed and oyster harvesting images by Sandeep Patwal, with thanks to Saveur.com