We interrupt your regularly scheduled program of Irish stuff to bring you these important announcements. . .
According to Brady Brewer, Head of North American Starbucks store promotions and coffee brewing, today is National Coffee Day. What? Not another one! Don't panic yet ... I can't find anything about this anywhere on the net, other than the ones I've already posted. You know what I think? I think the Head of North American Starbucks is making up holidays for marketing purposes. But no advertising exec of a big corporation would stoop to such low tactics, would they? Naaaaah. I found this little blip on http://www.jimsblog.biz/, but can't seem to get the interview to play, so I'm not sure what the man actually says. Can anybody listen to this and confirm?
For coffee and tea distributors, roasters and cafes, the Everything 4 Coffee and Tea Festival®, " a two-day event dedicated to the growth and proliferations of the specialty coffee and gourmet tea market place", is being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on July 15th and 16th, 2006 10 am - 7 pm. Wish I could go, to sample the wares and such! I 'specially want to take the workshop on choosing the best confectionery delights to have with your tea.
Found via http://cocoajava.com/index.html
Lastly, bad Christine forgot to mention the Carnival of the Recipes. Brain fart. Again. Carnival #82 is up at Dubious Wonder, and man-oh-man what a great selection of recipes this week! Just to give me something to seque with, there are a few Irish recipes. There's one for Colcannon from The Glittering Eye, and Smoked Corned Beef Brisket (and cabbage) from the BBQ General.
Thank you for your attention. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.