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Whatever the Weather

The weather man said it would be a lovely mild Summer’s day, so why is it raining on your beautifully prepared alfresco picnic table? Ah, the weather, such a fickle friend. But we’re in Ireland, so we’ve done this before.

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Win! Photo & Video Competition Prizes

We’re giving away some lovely prizes for the best group photos and videos of Street Feasts from across the country. Last year we gave away a barbecue, cookbooks, and cafe / restaurant vouchers. This year, we have even more feasts

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Plastic Free Feasts

Recent predictions tell us that, by 2050, plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans. This is an incredibly alarming statistic, but what’s more, it’s estimated that over half of the plastic the world consumes is used only once. This means

Posted in Healthy Communities, Ideas & Preparations, News, Sustainability

Barbecue Rubs – Get Up in our Grill

The sun is out, drinks chilling and the beef is marinating. Good work, yeah? Absolutely, but could it be even better? According to barbecue experts, marinating is out and dry rubs are in. While a good marinade may make the

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Your Guide to a Ramadan-Friendly Feast

Food is often a focus of communal and community events, and in many kitchens, it is a time for remembering and reviving culinary traditions. With Street Feast falling on Ramadan this year it’s great to be aware of those in your

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A Sure Hit With Sheer Khurma

As Ramadan falls on Street Feast this year, we take the opportunity to explore some of the yummy traditions of other cultures. This popular dessert is a must for Eid, the official end of Ramadan celebration, and can be served

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The Power of Food

As Street Feast falls on Ramadan this year, we are reminded of the special power food has to bridge gaps, break down barriers and bring people together. Food, and the preparation of it, is something that enables us to come together

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Wicklow, Leading the Way with Play

Having the freedom to step outside your own front door and kick a ball around, skip, or play a game of tag is nothing new. There are still some communities where this happens and that’s brilliant. But in reality, most

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Charm ’em with Chutney

With its sweet, spicy flavour, vibrant colour and succulent chunks of juicy fresh mango, this traditional chutney is just as good as any you’ll find in your local Indian restaurant. It’s the perfect accompaniment to many dishes, from curries and

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Herb & Feta Picnic Pastries

Looking for answers to your picnic basket this Summer? These herb and feta pastries are a great alternative to sandwiches and will become a fast favourite at your gathering. But don’t let these fancy looking filos fool you, they’re quick

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Next Steps..

So you’ve registered your Street Feast event? Great! Now you’ve got some momentum, why not keep going?! Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to get geared up for Street Feast 2018..   Choose a venue A Street Feast can take

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Shake your pom-poms people, it’s hump day!

Making pom-poms is easy, fun, and can be a great sociable activity – particularly in the lead-up to Street Feast. So why not spruce up your celebration with some re-usable décor? With pom-poms in your life, the possibilities are endless.

Posted in Decor, Ideas & Preparations

Crafting Community

Socialising is fun and easy when you craft. It is the perfect mix of meditative (very meticulous magazine clipping), creative (now, where to put all those pictures of puppies I’ve cut out?), and conversational (which nut, if you could be any nut,

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Party with your neighbours for Street Feast 2018!

We’d love you to join us on Sunday 10th June for Street Feast 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbours a bit better and celebrate your community over food, chats and great craic. What better way

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Marinating – Poultry in Motion

Marinades don’t only flavour meat they also tenderise it. Overnight marinating generally creates the most flavour but more delicate meats, like fish and shellfish, will not cope with more than a couple of hours. Similarly, never use salt, lemon, lime

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Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really - out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.

There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it's really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.