Hello there, my name is Kate Packwood and I am an English woman living in Dublin for the last 17 years.
I am fascinated by flavour – by how and why things taste amazing, and specifically the intersection of food and drink. I love discovering new flavours, but also learning and investigating what flavours go together. I adore whiskey, and a lot of my work has focused around pairing foods with whiskeys (as well as beers, gins and other spirits), both for my own enjoyment but also for drinks brands and agencies.
I previously owned and ran Wildflour Bakery, a Dublin based micro-bakery that made cakes with a difference. Based in Stoneybatter on Dublin’s Northside, I supplied high quality, design-led artisanal cakes for weddings, PR & corporate events as well as private functions. Through designing cakes for Wildflour, and creating food pairings for various drinks brands, I honed my fascination with flavour, and this blog is where I document that.
In a former life I studied English literature, intending to become an academic. Artichoke & Typewriter is the marriage of my passion for food and flavour, and my love of the written word.
Thank you for stopping by.