Friday, July 29, 2016

Gold stars for Jane in Taste Awards

Local food producer Jane Russell has won two gold stars in the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards 2016, writes Brian Byrne.

The Award was for Jane’s Toasted Fennel & Chili Sausages, and is one of 430 awards to food producers in the Republic of Ireland in the UK and Ireland event run by the Guild of Fine Food.

There were more than 10,000 entries across the two islands for the Awards, which were assessed by a large panel of food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, food writers and journalists.

The Irish entries were judged at a session in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. In a tweet after the initial results were announced yesterday, Jane Russell said the company was ‘delighted to be joining in the Great Taste Awards Irish party’. In reaction to the result, food critic Tom Doorley described the product as 'one of the finest sausages on the planet'.

Jane is pictured above busy at the 2014 River Festival, keeping hungry festival-goers happy with her very tasty products.