An Irishman walks into a food festival and changes his region’s culinary landscape in a big way. In 2015, he founded Food on the Edge International, a two-day symposium for chefs and food enthusiasts all around the world who want to create a better global network, which takes place in Ireland every year. JP McMahon oversees some of the most vital restaurants on Ireland’s west coast and helps nurture Irish produce and producers. This respect for Gaelic food culture is a recurring theme in McMahon’s guide to dining in Galway. From contemporary pub meals to a cheat-sheet of things to seek out at local markets, it paints a vivid picture of our man’s corner of paradise.