Hi. I’m Imen. That’s me and my two farmers standing at the farmgate . I am pretty sure that I look ridiculously far too wholesome holding a gooseberry jam & cream sponge cake topped with pretty nasturtium flowers, but those are the breaks. It wasn’t your average-ordinary day on the farm, but the shot was taken for a press thingy and since the former photo had me festooned in dirty dungarees while feeding our two donkeys, I figured why not splash out for a change….
In a former life, I spent my days working in television, film and advertising production while living in Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles. Then, I met a dashing Irish farmer and life as I knew it changed forever….
Farmette is a diary of my adventures in starting over from scratch, embarking on a second life where nearly everything that made up my former identity was replaced with a new set of circumstances complete with a pair of wellies and a whole lot of muck to trek through.
It is a blog about leaving behind a career, a city, a nation and a slew of family and friends when I fell in love with a man, a son, a farm, a country and its traditions….and perhaps most challenging: finding my way around a kitchen and becoming a home cook in a world where traditional trumps quick and convenient.
I am proud as punch to announce that I am currently writing my first book, The Farmette Cookbook, Recipes & Adventures from Life on an Irish Farm to be published by RoostBooks and released in the USA, Ireland and UK Autumn 2015.
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Farmette has been featured in Saveur Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, The New York Times Diner’s Journal (here and here as well) Food52, The Sunday Business Post, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times UK, The James Beard Foundation Blog, The Irish Times, The Foodie Bugle, The Kitchn, Sweet Paul, Dean & DeLuca Gourmet Food Blog, Wayfare Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Daily Dish, RTE Radio 1′s Countrywide, Foodie Crush Magazine, RTE Radio 1′s Marian Finucane Show, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Daily Mail, The John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1, Newstalk with Sean Moncreiff, Irish Tatler magazine, Easy Food Magazine, and RTE 2FM’s Dave Fanning Show. Also, to my joy and surprise, Farmette was chosen as one of seven “Incredible Irish Food Blogs”
If you fancy, you can read my weekly column, “Tales of A Modern Farmette” in Irish Country Living/Irish Farmer’s Journal each Thursday or my quarterly piece in Irish Country Magazine. Follow on Twitter @ModernFarmette visit my Facebook page, Pinterest boards or Instagram feed. Alternatively, if you wish to make contact directly, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as I can.