The menu: Start-up stalls in the English Market, Cork

The Menu recalls a time, a few decades ago, when the English Market was on its uppers, seemingly in terminal decline. 

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Gluten-free is no longer flavour-free

WHEN chef Gearóid Lynch stopped eating gluten after being diagnosed with coeliac disease in 2013, the improvement to his health was rapid — and radical. 

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One saucepan is all you need for this week's recipes

THE savoury recipes today can all be made using one large saucepan with a lid. 

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Beer of the week: St. Mels Spring Bock, 5.6% ABV, 500ml — €3.99

St Mel’s Brewing was established in Longford in 2014 by Eoin Tynan and Liam Hanlon (formerly brewer with Carlow Brewing Co — O’Haras etc). 

 

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Some fruity wines to enjoy with a barbecue, if by some miracle we get good weather this bank holiday weekend

For some reason 2016 seems to have had a higher proportion of celebrity deaths than usual, and this month two well-known wine names could be added to the list — Louis Latour (aged 83) and Etienne Hugel (aged just 57).

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Restaurant review: The Food Depot Gourmet Street Kitchen, Cork

All over the world, some of the most wonderful dining experiences are to be had from street vendors. 

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Add spring onions to the following recipes for great health benefits

Spring onions add a hint of allium flavour, but with a lighter touch than a traditional onion.

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Restaurant review: Cavern Wine Bar, Dublin 4

THERE’S a question I get asked a lot — which is more important to you, food or wine?

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Delicious recipes from José Pizarro with a Spanish flavour

CLAUDIA RODEN, one of the world’s best known and best loved cookery writers has just celebrated her 80th birthday. 

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Beer of the week: Cotton Ball Indian Summer Beer, 4.7% ABV; 500ml — €3.99

The Cotton Ball pub in Mayfield, Cork, was founded in 1874 and in 2013 they joined the Irish craft beer revolution and began successfully brewing their own beers for selling as draught and more recently in bottle — other pubs should take note!

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Some unusual wines to try out for this week

Ireland was always very brand-conscious up until recently and it took the arrival of the German discounters and the recession to shake us up a little.

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Top 8 gravies tested

IN response to a reader query, gravy in its many forms is our topic for today’s survey.

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The Menu: Asparagus feast in Pilgrim's Restaurant, Cork

The Menu wrestled with his conscience as he was dearly tempted not to advertise at all a Slow food West Cork dinner (April 27) in Pilgrim’s Restaurant, in Rosscarbery, and instead snaffle up the tickets himself, for it is an asparagus feast, a tasting menu based around the sublime green spear, which is just now coming into season.

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Treat yourself to some delicious nettle soup

Valerie O’Connor serves up some delicious nettle soup to give a bit of positive PR to a much maligned plant.

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Some great Moroccan recipe ideas from Darina Allen

There are few really exciting restaurants in Marrakesh perhaps with the exception of al-Fassia, a restaurant run entirely by women. 

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The Menu: Spudlove

There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth several years hence at the perceived loss of national sovereignty on foot of the bailout.

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Annabel Karmel's new cookbook is ideal for busy mums

BESTSELLING cooking author Annabel Karmel is one of those exceptional people who managed to turn the awful tragedy of losing her first child at just 13 weeks into something positive.

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Beer of the week: The Rising Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 47% ABV, 70cl — €75

A limited edition whiskey (1,916 bottles) from Tipperary Boutique Distillery founded by Clonmel farmer Liam Ahearn and his fiancée Jennifer — with blending and selection refined by her whiskey expert father Stuart Nickerson. 

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Recommended this week are clean and fresh 'natural' wines

April has been declared ‘Natural Wine Month’ by Le Caveau wine merchants in Kilkenny which specialises in organic, bio-dynamic and ‘natural’ wines.

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Rocket leaves are added to all of this week's tasty recipes

Mid April is when the first of the rocket leaves are pushing their way through the soil on my window sill, the fiery, peppery leaf has many uses and it one of the easiest things to grow in Ireland. 

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