February Featured Foodie
Meet this months featured foodie Karen Geraghty. She has coined the name Yankee Doodle Paddy because of her dual Irish and American citizenship. Her family still own the farm in Galway where her grandfather was born. Following a long and prolific acting career, she sold her home in Los Angeles and upped and left the USA and came to Ireland to attend the Ballymoloe Cookery School’s 12 week course in County Cork in 2007. Eventually settling in Dublin in 2008 she now works in the food industry as a chef, cookery teacher and a blogger. She and her husband are avid travellers and have visited many destinations all over the world.
However, Karen’s chief purpose in life is to spread LOVE! One of the ways in which she does this is through her blog www.yankeedoodlepaddy.com This is not an ordinary culinary blog, sure there are food photos and recipes, but at its core, it’s the stories interwoven throughout that set it apart. These stories plucked from her life are meant to inspire others to heal from difficulties and traumas through cooking. Karen emanates fun with weekly episodes such as Woman Crush Wednesday where she highlights a female chef and recreates one of their recipes live on her popular Snapchat channel (username: blissbakery) There are of course the Foodie Field trip Friday segment where she goes on gastronomic expeditions all over the world!