The menu: Lifeboats on the menu

On a stormy night, from deep underneath his quilt, The Menu will always spare a thought for any poor souls caught out on the high seas with an especially heartfelt addendum added for those impossibly brave crew-members of the lifeboats.

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One list, five meals: Falafel on a bed of hummus

2 tins of chickpeas
4 tsp of tahini
3 tsp of lemon juice

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Wine: Ballymaloe Litfest line-up announced

Still another full week of January to go but I recommend you cheer yourself up by checking out the line-up for the Ballymaloe Litfest which has just been announced.

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Restaurant Review: Zamora, Cork

THE people behind Zamora, one of several welcome new restaurants in Cork City, may have taken inspiration from Mary Howitt’s lines ...

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A case of too many cooks as bloggers take over from celebrity chefs...

The 1990s and the noughties were dominated by the TV celebrity chef. Even people who hated cooking watched them. But bloggers and food websites have stolen their moment, says Ed Power

This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Top 8 stocks to add to your meal

A HEARTY and nourishing bowl of soup at this time of year is easy to make, writes Roz Crowley.

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The menu: Meet the Bakers event in Kilkenny

It’s time for a return to the Marble City where Bia Beag are reprising their Meet the Bakers event (January 24). 

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Darina Allen’s spring icecream recipes

SPRING, Skye Gyngell’s restaurant was one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in London for several years.

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Restaurant review: The Green Hen, Dublin 2

AND YOUR starter for 10 is how many movie stars can you name from their photos on the walls of the gents’ toilets.

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Recommended bargain wines for cash-strapped January

Lebanon has rarely been out of the news since the 1970s but through all the years of political turmoil and refugee crises, there has always been one annual event to celebrate: the arrival of the new vintage of Chateau Musar.

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One list, five meals: Pea and Potato Cakes with Salmon

450g of mashed potatoes
150g of peas
1 tin of salmon, any bones removed and flaked

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Here's the food highlights so you can plan your 2015 culinary campaign

While Neidín may be enjoying the downtime and a well-deserved rest, stamping hoofprints all over his regular postcards from Torremolinos, The Menu has the maps and charts spread out all over the table in the war-room, planning for the 2015 culinary campaign ahead. 

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One list, five meals: Spiced Pork Meatballs

A dash of olive oil
2 small onions, very finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

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Cauliflower Soup with a Hint of Truffle from ‘A Year at Silwood’

WHAT’S NOT to love about Cape Town — it’s just one long sleep away, a mere two hours time change so virtually no jet lag and a guaranteed instant hit of winter sunshine.

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Wines to test your palates

New Year Resolutions are usually tedious things such as “visit the gym more than once a week”, “pay off the Visa bill every month” etc. This week I am proposing some pleasurable resolutions which will be no hardship.

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Restaurant review:┬áMulcahy’s Restaurant, Kenmare, Co Kerry

TIME was that when a broth of an Irishman — and the long, curious journey towards self-realisation has suggested I may be one — decided to visit a vegetarian restaurant it was like going to the zoo. 

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Your mother was right: Porridge is good for you

So it seems our mothers were right after all — if you eat up all your porridge, you could enjoy a long and healthy life.

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Here’s the food and drink highlights of spring 2015

Joe McNamee reveals some new year highlights in the food and drink world.

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Darina Allen: Why not start your new year resolutions in the kitchen?

ONCE again, it’s that time of the year when I make a ton of New Year resolutions that despite all the evidence to the contrary I’m totally sure I will keep.

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The Menu: The year of Ballyhoura Mushrooms

This time last year, Mystic Menu sat down before his crystal ball and threw out some predictions.

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