Wine: Miro Munda Sipon, Slovenia — €14.99

FOOD and wine matching can get over-emphasised these days and unnecessarily panic home cooks.

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Chapel Steps is a slick, professional place, an ethos apparent from its excellent website.

Cork: Chapel Steps is top class at right price

Chapel Steps, Patrick’s Place,
Bandon, Co. Cork;
tel: 023-8852581,
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EAT4STREETKIDS, MAY 1 - 31, 2014eat4streetKids is a campaign working in association with The Hope Foundation. Launching this May 2014 in Cork, eat4streetKids supports the lives of the street and slum children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).

Cooking competition for Kolkata

Sugar & Spice is a wonderful cooking competition& open to all ages and all levels of experience in aid ...

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Smokey Bean and Bacon Stew

A dash of rapeseed oil
1 onion, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tin ...

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Eggsciting treats this Easter

WITH Easter fast approaching, we put on our bunny ears and went foraging for top-class eggs.

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Chateau Maris Old School Rouge, Minervois, France — €14.99

APRIL is Real Wine Month which focuses on minimal intervention “natural” wines and also low intervention ...

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The dining room at Belleek Castle features crushed-velvet seat covers and a curving oak staircase straight out of a fairy-tale forest.

Mayo: Breaking the mould at Belleek Castle

The Restaurant, Belleek Castle,
Ballina, Co Mayo;
tel: 096-22400;
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Veritable feast at 3rd Galway Food festival

The Menu would dearly love to be unwrapping his Easter eggs in Glorious Gaillimh next weekend with the ...

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Roasted Chicken Thighs in Tomato Sauce

One list 5 meals: Roasted Chicken Thighs in Tomato Sauce

Rice for four
A dash of olive oil
8 chicken thighs

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Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Sea Salt and Mint Sauce

Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Sea Salt and Mint Sauce

GREAT excitement here, we have just hatched out a clutch of fluffy chicks in time for Easter.

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The Strasbourg Goose's pricing policy seems to have paid dividends but this forces its own limitations.

Cork: Strasbourg Goose

Strasbourg Goose,
17 French Church St,
Cork;
tel: 021-4279534

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Baked Haddock with Breadcrumbs

One list 5 meals: Baked Haddock with Breadcrumbs

Potatoes for four
4 cloves of garlic, lightly crushed, but left whole
A bunch of rosemary, ...

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Seaweed Crackers

OUR guest speaker at a recent Slow Food event was Sally McKenna, author of Extreme Greens, a book about ...

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Pardal Tempranillo Bodegas Gllegas, Galicia, Spain — €10.80

AH SPAIN. Is there any wonder so many of us go there on holidays every year.

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Special grá for West Waterford Festival of Food

Believing attendance at an Irish food festival is a state of grace any God-fearing Gael should aspire ...

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The Menu: A taste of events around the country

Back when the Ely Banquet for Barnardos 2014 was first announced earlier this year, it was still a historical ...

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Creamy Fish Soup

One list five meals: Creamy Fish Soup

A dash of rapeseed oil
2 onions, sliced
2 leeks, sliced

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Blathnaid's Chocolate Cake

Weekend food with Darina Allen: Blathnaid’s Chocolate Cake

I’VE ONLY just discovered how Mother’s Day came about.

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The menu at Harte's Bar & Grill, Kildare, ticks all the boxes, offering a choice of five starters and eight mains.

Kildare: Harte's is a polished gastro pub

Harte’s Bar & Grill,
Market Square, Kildare;
tel: 045-533557;
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Alpha Zeta “S” Soave 2012, Italy — €12.99

THERE are few wines more iconic than New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay which was founded in 1985 and whose intense ...

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