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Mark Comerford

Mark is a chef and blogger putting a new spin on food journalism. Follow his blog - No Eggs, No Milk, No Problem

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Top 10: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix on his Birthday

By Mark Comerford / November 27, 2020

Jimi Hendrix is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Many would call him the best to ever do it, most would have him in the top three, and anyone who doesn’t rank him in the top five has never heard a Hendrix riff. Jimi would be 78 today. Unfortunately, the legendary […]

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Irish Rugby’s 8 Most Memorable Autumn Internationals

By Mark Comerford / November 25, 2020

Saturday didn’t go very well, did it? Ireland were soundly defeated 18-7 by England, with Andy Farrell’s men lucky to get on the scoreboard at all. Then again, nothing about the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup could be considered a roaring success. More a calamitous catastrophe. From the much-maligned camera work from Amazon Prime, to the […]

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15 Engrossing Books That Are Better Than Most TV Shows

By Mark Comerford / November 20, 2020

TV box-sets are great, aren’t they? Have you ever spent an evening flicking through Netflix, compiling a watch-list, thinking to yourself “I’ll never get through all these;” only to end up watching nothing at all? No? Just me? Well for every great TV show you’ll never get around to watching, there are a plethora of […]

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Food Waste and the 2050 Global Crisis: What Can Be Done?

By Mark Comerford / November 18, 2020

2050 Global Food Crisis The global food system is failing. The worldwide population is set to rise to eleven billion people by 2050, yet we are already unable to feed our seven billion inhabitants. Over one billion people do not have enough to eat; increasing the population by 50% in such a short time-frame will […]

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8 Hidden Gems of Irish Music

By Mark Comerford / November 16, 2020

Irish music punches well above its weight. U2, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor, Van Morrison, and Snow Patrol have topped global billboard charts for decades, putting Ireland well and truly on the map. But for every Hozier that takes the world by storm, there are dozens of artists who, for whatever reason, never get their big […]

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Hospitality Industry

By Mark Comerford / November 6, 2020

The Unseen Perils of the Hospitality Industry Several studies have found that those who work in the hospitality industry have the highest rate of substance abuse of any profession and are highly susceptible to mental-health issues, predominantly depression and anxiety. This leads to a particularly destructive and vicious circle, in that substance abuse leads to […]

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Breastfeeding: Why More Needs to be Done in Ireland to Help New Mothers

By Mark Comerford / November 4, 2020

The HSE (Health Service Executive) recently released The Irish Maternity Indicator System 2019 with some very worrying statistics. The report shows that only two out of three Irish mothers initiated breastfeeding – the lowest rate in the world. To further compound the problem, just 37% continued to breastfeed upon discharge from maternity hospital and only […]

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