Katie McCabe

Writer and editor for print and online media

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Dublin: Ireland’s Foodie Destination

I f someone had told me 10 years ago that Ireland was becoming a ‘foodie destination,’ I would have taken a mouthful of my bland beef stew and laughed in their face. But now, I have returned from my motherland filled with pride at how far my country has climbed on the culinary ladder. On…

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See Amsterdam Through The Eyes of Van Gogh

When I picture Amsterdam these days, it’s not drifting plumes of smoke that spring to mind, but the sinuous yellow lines of Van Gogh’s Wheat Harvest paintings. I had never been taken with the artist’s work, but a visit to the recently refurbished Van Gogh museum offered a whole new perspective on the troubled Dutch…

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Wine, But Not As You Know It: Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

For those who are out of the wine tourism loop; when picturing a wine trip, you might envision something a little something like Paul Giamatti in Sideways; jumping from vineyard to vineyard in overbooked tours, quietly forgetting to use the spittoon at each tasting. But at Les Sources de Caudalie, near Bordeaux, they do things…

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Follow The Pintxos in San Sebastián

If, like me, your passions in life consist mainly of two things – film and food, then there’s only one question you need to ask yourself – have you been to San Sebastián? This, after all, is the legendary city with more Michelin stars per head of the population than anywhere else in the world;…

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48 Hours in Cork City

Nobody does civic pride quite like the people of Cork, Ireland’s ‘true capital’, but can it really impress in two days? I gave it a try. Read the published article on The Resident website here. The print feature, which appeared in The Resident magazine can be viewed here: Travel.  The thing I love about Cork’ my friend…

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Donald Sutherland Interview

In a dark room swarmed by publicists, Donald Sutherland is illuminated by the spotlights on his slicked-back silver hair. I stand to shake his hand. Even though he’s seated, his towering body puts us at eye level. A robust handshake from him near snaps my fingers and though he’s 75 years old, I find myself…

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A Stargazing Journey Through The Atacama

As part of a travel feature for SW, The Hill, The Resident and a series of other magazines published by Archant, I traveled to the Atacama desert in Chile in search of the country’s best stargazing locations. There was a lot of Pisco tasting and llama chasing along the way. The piece appeared in print only, view the…

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

I reviewed Tomas Alfredson’s slow-burning thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for The Hollywood News film website. Something is rotten at the top of the Circus. Chiselled down to four agents of M16, the Circus are the Stonehenge of the spy community. Too old, world weary and shrouded in secrets. Among them is a Soviet mole, and Gary…

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It’s Not Easy Being Greene

I wrote about the high and lows of the films inspired by Graham Greene’s work for Little White Lies. See the published article here. With Brighton Rock in cinemas this week, we look at the best and the worst Graham Greene adaptations. When it came to film adaptations, ‘Brighton Rock’ author Graham Greene was a curmudgeon. Not just that,…

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LSFF Round Up For Little White Lies

See the published article on the Little White Lies website here. Last weekend the 8th annual LSFF served up a helping of visceral horror-nasties, overbearing mothers and strangely judgemental mimes. The wonderful thing about short film screenings is the applause that follows the fade out. There is a sense of pride that lingers in the…

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