VIDEO: Bake heart-shaped treats with Julia Finke

These baked goods may have been intended for Valentine’s Day, but who doesn’t like baked goods and candy all year round?

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Recipe ideas for a family reunion weekend

NOWADAYS, in our busy lives, years can flash by in a hectic blur. Suddenly we realise that we haven’t seen or sometimes heard from favourite cousins or even aunts and uncles for years.

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René Redzepi eats his way across Mexico to deconstruct its secrets

René Redzepi ignited an international culinary revolution with Noma, his restaurant focused on wildly innovative Nordic cuisine. Now, believing that Mexican food is the next big thing, the Scandinavian wunderkind eats his way across the country.

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Food columnist Joe McNamee is back with his annual foodie awards

Read on for the best in fine dining and street food, from where to get the best burgers to where to bring the family...

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The nation’s top chefs reveal their favourite sunshine recipes

Five chefs, 10 questions: ahead of the Cork Kerry Food Forum tomorrow, Neven Maguire, Rory O’Connell and other top Irish chefs reveal their dream dinner party guests, most memorable meal — and their favourite summer recipe. Joe MacNamee reports.

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A guide for healthy eating while on holiday

A VEGETARIAN friend has mastered the phrase “Is it meat?” in several languages in an attempt to navigate his way through holiday menus.

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The menu: Taking responsibility for food

A proud member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, The Menu is delighted to bring news of the Guild’s new Social Responsibility Award. 

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Sherry, the best-value wine in the world

What is the best-value wine in the world? The answer I give to this question may surprise you — sherry.

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Restaurant review: Dillon’s Restaurant, Co Cork

WE SOMETIMES end up in the strangest and most unexpected places for the silliest, unthinking, asleep-at-the-wheel blunders. 

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VIDEO: Cook dinner for four people for under €10, with Joe McNamee

Does today mark the last day before pay day? Whether you get paid on the last Friday of every month or every Friday, funds could be low today. But fear not, Joe McNamee will teach you how to eat like kings on a budget.

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Murphy’s Cork Oyster festival takes place this weekend

A special festival for seafood lovers takes place this weekend in Cork.

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Myrtle Allen

The Menu: Crème de la crème for Euro-Toques Ireland awards

One of Myrtle Allen’s lesser-hymned but no less commendable achievements is her role in co-founding Euro-Toques, in 1986, the European chefs organisation dedicated to guiding chefs in preserving traditional culinary cultures and in the value of using the very best of local, seasonal produce. 

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Wines to give your dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is tomorrow so this week I want to focus on wines your dad will probably like. 

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Restaurant review: d’Vine Restaurant, Co Louth

I KNOW what you’re thinking. You’re looking at the Tab details in the panel at the end of this review and wondering how in the name of Superman did three people get away with dinner and a bottle of wine for less than €50?

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One list, 5 meals: Turkey Skewers with Dressed Couscous

Olive oil
3 tbsp of lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp of smoked paprika

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Darina Allen: Cherry Coconut Cake

WE’VE christened Itamar and Sarit from Honey & Co, ‘The Honeys’ — because they are just that. 

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The menu: a Father’s Day gift

The menu consents to being showered by Father’s Day gifts from his progeny; less grudgingly, if those gifts are designed to appeal to his innate gluttony.

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The best of unusual wines this week

The grapevine species vitis vinifera (of which all wine grapes of quality are a member), can in theory be grown anywhere on earth between 30 degrees and 50 degrees Latitude.

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Restaurant review: Bastion, Kinsale, Co Cork

SOME of us like words the way others like a perfectly chilled glass of Prosecco — on tap at Bastion, a novelty even in foodie heaven Kinsale. 

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One list, 5 meals: Bacon, potato and roasted tomato bake

500g of waxy potatoes, sliced
a dash of olive oil
2 small onions, sliced

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