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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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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