Chargrilled Achill Mountain Lamb with Labneh, Pomegranate and Fresh Mint Leaves

A READER struggling to decipher labels at supermarkets writes to me: “How on earth do I find food I can trust nowadays?”

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Restaurant review: Linnane’s Lobster Bar, Co Clare

Linnane’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant is located at New Quay in Clare and run by Eileen and Vincent Graham.

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Adventures with a Spiralizer

SPIRALIZED: Clodagh Finn shows off some of her handiwork with the Spiralizer. Courgette spirals make a tasty and filling substitute for spaghetti, but with far less calories.

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The Menu: Culinary centre stage

The Menu is packing his theatre binoculars with the mother-of-pearl inlay and his most elasticated cummerbund for what promises to be a splendid evening of theatrical and culinary high-jinks at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre throughout the month of August. 

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Perfect out-door wines to try out this weekend

According to some Canadian research, men find the scent of grilling meat more arousing than any perfume.

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One list, 5 meals: Chicken Salad

A knob of butter
2 red onions, sliced
4 chicken breasts, diced

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One list, 5 meals: Egg and Spinach Pizza

A dash of olive oil
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 tsp of chilli flakes

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Smoked Pollock

Darina Allen: How to smoke fish, chicken or duck in an old biscuit tin

When I go fishing, I love to bring a smoking box. It’s so easy to do; you don’t even need a special smoker.

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Top 8 ice creams in a tub

THIS year I took a new step in choosing what to survey.

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Excellent value in these Australian wines

I have been rather neglectful of Australia in recent months so this week I want to focus on one of the great icon estates of Australian wine as a way of showing that there is more to this country than big blowsy Shiraz and Chardonnay.

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The Menu: Permanent farmers’ markets

The Menu has spent the last decade bending the ears of any with pockets of sufficient depth and the business nous necessary for creating and maintaining such aforementioned fiscal fortitude about the viability of a ‘permanent’ farmer’s market, believing it to be a marvelous business opportunity with equally positive social implications for the community.

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Restaurant review: Osteria Lucio, Dublin 2

THE TILL receipt may have the name of the restaurant that previously resided here (Pizza e Porchetta), but that would seem to be the only example of a case of mistaken identity.

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The Menu: Foraging for food

Food news with Joe McNamee.

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Darina Allen: Gourmet Parlour Praline Cake

THE National Organic Centre in Co Leitrim is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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Restaurant review: The Mews Restaurant, West Cork

The Mews Restaurant, Baltimore, West Cork

tel: 028-20572

www.mewsrestaurant.ie    

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Wine: Famous vineyards of world heritage importance

In recent days the vineyards of Champagne and those of the Cote d’Or in Burgundy were both given United Nations World Heritage Status for the continuity and quality of their wines and ancient vineyards.

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One list, 5 meals: Pollock with Mustard Sauce and Spinach

Buy everything on our shopping list and you have all you need to create five meals. 

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Top 8 smoked mackerel

SMOKED fish is a handy food, and it’s cheap and nutritious too.

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The Menu: Supportive sisters

Having three fine sisters himself, The Menu is a great man to hymn the praises of supportive female siblings so reckons the alliance of ‘Three Sisters’ from the South-East, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny.

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I predict a comeback of Romanian wines

The world of wine has changed a lot in the last 25 years. 

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