Thursday 27 November 2014

Space chops

We're not sure if this counts as food science but you might be interested to know that, at long last, someone has sent a lamb chop into space.

A helium weather balloon was used to send the intrepid chop (and a camera) into the Earth's upper atmosphere. An article on the chops epic journey is available on the Irish Times along with an edited video

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Saturday Opening

Cathal Brugha St library will be open on Saturdays approaching the exams. We will be open from 10AM to 5PM on the following dates:
22 November
29 November
6 December
13 December
20 December

Wednesday 5 November 2014

DIT student is finalist in Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year Competition

DIT culinary art student, Chris Fullam (on the far right of the above picture), is one of the finalists in the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year Competition. The competition, run in association with Fáilte Ireland and sponsored by La Rousse Foods, aims to develop Irish cooking and promote Irish cuisine. It's a prestigious competition and Chris faces stiff competition for a prize that includes an all expenses paid stage at two-starred Michelin restaurant, The Square in London.

The final will be held on Sunday November 23rd at a venue in Dublin. The venue has yet to be decided but you can keep up-to-date with the competition by following #youngchef2014 on twitter or liking Euro-toques Ireland on Facebook.

For more information see the article on DIT's News & Events.