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Putting the Ox into Oxford Street

Belfast is a most intriguing City. Opinions are strongly held and that goes for the food producers as well as the politicians. Generally this is a good thing. When I, and a gang of assorted Great Taste Awards judges, chewed through half a dozen tasting sessions last week there were some splendid local delicacies – potato farls, smoked fish, wheaten bread, soda breads and awesome meat. Mighty ribs of beef aged in a chamber lined with bricks of Himalayan salt. Good bacon, but profoundly ordinary sausages.


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