Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire is a senior lecturer at Technological University Dublin, chef, culinary historian, broadcaster and ballad singer. Co-founder and chair of the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium, he also chairs the Masters in Gastronomy and Food Studies in TU Dublin. He co-edited ‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture (Peter Lang: 2014), ‘The Food Issue’ of The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (2018), and in 2021, guest edited a special issue of Folk Life on Irish food ways. Máirtín also co-edits the European Journal of Food Drink and Society. In both 2021 and 2022, he was awarded a Research Ally Prize by the Irish Research Council.