23 Apr '15, 7pm
Discover wonderful #Waterford with @CNTraveler #thisisLIVING
Chatting my way around West Waterford, I met Margaret Jeffares, founder of the gourmet group Good Food Ireland. Why is this area so little known, I asked. She explained that the west coast of Ireland gets the publicity and the crowds because tourism has been most actively developed there; historically, the west had little else from which to make a living. 'By contrast, the south-east has always been productive,' she said. 'It's especially good for fruit, potatoes and seafood. People were fairly affluent; they didn't need tourism.' So there's been great food here for a very long time; what's changed in the past six or seven years is that people have started to make some noise about it.