The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. In addition to being the sense most closely linked to memory, smell is also highly emotive. We all know the therapeutic effect that baking has on us, the ritual of mixing, the smell of the baking. What better subject to ignite the creative writing juices than memories of baking! The winner of our “Share the love” writing competition is Deirdre O’Brien who shared with us her lovely story of baking with her Grandmother. We hope you enjoy!
There’s a simple, but wonderful magic to baking. A magic that brings family and friends together. Fills an entire house with a welcoming aroma of warmth. Captures a cherished but fleeting moment in family life and forever preserves it in a smell, a taste, a particular baked treat. And that treat becomes a family tradition. Bread. Cake. Pastry. It doesn’t matter. What you bake with your family becomes a tangible, edible bridge between your grandmother’s kitchen and your own. Between the generations.
It’s coming up to that time of year again, no not premature Christmas decorations. It’s Savour Kilkenny, the foodie event of the year and even better it is the 10th Anniversary of the festival. So it’s going to be a cracker!
We are running our baking competition once more, looking for all the wonderful creative bakers of Kilkenny to submit their delicious recipes and baked goods.
The Little Mill Clash of the Cakes!
Junior Baking Competition Under 18’s and Under 12’s
Kilkenny is well used to the clash of the ash, but what about clash of the cakes? We are looking for the ultimate wholemeal cake. Create recipes with whatever you like; chia or chocolate, carrot or cardamom -we are looking for you to inspire us!