Katie Sanderson and Jasper O'Connor in front of the converted boat shed used for the 'Dillisk project', a series of dinners held in a converted boat shed in Aughrusbeg, close to Cleggan, Connemara, Galway

Restaurant trends and 'food democracy' have changed the way we dine

From food tourism — holidays that are all about the restaurants — to annual pilgrimages to ...

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Wine: Chateau Moulin de Citran 2008, Haut-Medoc — €14.99

EVERYONE begins their love affair with fine wine somewhere, I was unlucky enough to have mine start ...

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Restaurant Review: The Snail Box, Ashbourne, Co Meath

THE first things you notice are the baseball caps. 

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Taste of West Cork Food Festival to serve up treats

Time once more for A Taste of West Cork Food Festival (September 5 to 14), celebrating the produce ...

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Pork Ribs with Sweet Potatoes Wedges

Serves 4 
2.5 kg of meaty pork ribs 
a dash of rapeseed oil 

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Compote of Blackberry and Apples with Sweet Geranium Leaves

WOW, there’s going to be the biggest crop of blackberries this year, so I am gearing myself ...

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Wine: Pontebello Pinot Grigio, Australia — €7.99

BRACE yourselves, the rumours keep coming that wine is going to go up another 50c in the Budget. 

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Dining room at Max's, Kinsale. The restaurant justifies the witticism: "There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."

Restaurant Review: Max’s, Kinsale, Co Cork

WHEN the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali paraded his pet lobster along the Rue de Rivoli in Paris he ...

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Return to the learning season

Even The Menu himself, a past master of the art of total denial, is clearing last year’s stale ...

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One list, five meals: Pot roast with pollock and chickpeas

Serves 4 
A dash of rapeseed oil 
6 cloves of garlic, sliced 

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Restaurant Review: Cava Bodega, Galway

WITH the Spanish Arch just minutes away, it makes sense to continue the Iberian trail, and so in the ...

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A teaser before Taste of West Cork

The Menu is readying himself for the Taste of West Cork Cocktail Party (August 21) in the glorious ...

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One list, five meals: Salmon with savoy cabbage

Serves 4 
A dash of olive oil 
4 smoky rashers, thinly sliced 

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Darina Allen: White peach and raspberry jam

FOR gardeners who grow vegetables and fruit, this is the time of abundance, a period of joy and frustration ...

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Wine: Marquis de Plagne Crémant d’Alsace Brut - €12.99

ONE of the biggest wine scandals of the past few decades reached its final chapter in a New York court ...

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Student chefs Liadan Sheehy and Amy James bid to impress chefs Martin Bealin, Jean Marie Vaireaux, Mark Murphy, Thomas Kavanagh and Jill Burton as they prepare for the Dingle Culinary Pentathlon. Pic: Don MacMonagle

Culinary athletes put skills to test

So-called culinary athletes are set to grab the limelight at one of the country’s leading food ...

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ARTISAN FOODS DAY 2 - Entrepreneurs Cooking up a storm

Some 32,000 businesses were started last year with great expectations, writes John Daly

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ARTISAN FOODS DAY 1 - It's getting a little easier to taste success

Start-up firms can now place products in SuperValu thanks to the new Food Academy, writes John Daly.

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Salt Hake with Spiced Aubergines and Rocket

EVERY year we have a thanksgiving feast in the greenhouses towards the end of July — A Long Table ...

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Restaurant review: The Claddagh, The Square, Blarney, Cork

THERE are days when you just want middle-of-the-road, keep-the-show-on-the road food — days when ...

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