Some great wines of Burgundy to try

Leslie Williams shares some of his favourite wines from Burgundy

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Derval O'Rourke: Quick and easy food to go with hard hitting exercises

This week I’m sharing one of my favourite home workouts.

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Restaurant review: Clanbrassil House - Dublin

“Yeah, well, that’s just like your opinion, man,” drawled The Dude (as played by Jeff Bridges) in The Big Lebowski – the classic Coen Brothers film from 1998.

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Darina Allen: Recipes from her family

This Autumn, four members of our family published cookbooks within a couple of weeks. It wasn’t planned that way but it was a lovely coincidence.

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The Menu: Market Lane Group opens scholarship to culinary students

Food news with Joe McNamee

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Darina Allen: Buttered Shrimps and Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Surely people know by now that pure natural butter is good for us and that other edible ‘food like substances’ predominately made in laboratories are most definitely not, writes Darina Allen

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The Fit Foodie: Recipes that will make the most of your freezer space

This week I’m sharing some tips to help you make the most of your freezer space. 

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The unlikely story of how Ana Roš became the world’s Best Female Chef

She had never even considered a career in cooking. Then a Netflix profile helped shoot Ana Roš to stardom. Richard Vines on the unlikely story of the world’s Best Female Chef.

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Restaurant Review: Joe’s + Bros, Cork

Joe McNamee reviews Joe’s + Bros, 21-22 Gilabbey Street, Cork. Tel: 086-3399744; www.facebook/joesandbros 

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Michelle Darmody: Baking with butter in its different guises

When baking you will notice that recipes are often very specific when it comes to butter, calling for soft or hard butter and sometimes for the butter to be melted. This is because butter behaves differently at different temperatures.

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Leslie Williams: Planning ahead for your Christmas wines

Christmas is approaching rapidly and it is wise to begin planning a little and thinking about your wines for the season. 

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Here’s what’s going on in the world of Irish food...

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How do you like them apples? How to make use of fallen autumn apples

It would be rude not to do something with autumn’s falling apples, says Valerie O’Connor.

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Meet Áine McAteer: Cook to the stars

CAVAN native Áine McAteer has a CV that instantly grabs your attention, writes Clodagh Finn

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Food for thought and fun

Carpaccio of Giant African Land Snail, anyone? That’s just one of the many bizarre dishes that food-art trio Domestic Godless has conjured up, as part of its mission to use “food as material for irreverent artistic experimentation and invention”, writes Colette Sheridan

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The Fit Foodie: Slow cooking is the way to go

This week’s column is a bit of background about my work and my team. I’m talking all about slow cooking for my recipes.

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Restaurant review: Donna’s fusion delight

Hey Donna, 137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Tel: 01-4913731;

www.joburger.iewww.heydonna.joburger.ie

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Michelle Darmody: Baking with mandarins

MANDARINS are a colourful blast of sweetness through the winter months. They are both convenient and tasty. Easier to peel than an orange and, for me, the perfect size for a nice citrusy blast. They are also great in baking.

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The Menu: The Listowel Food Fair

Food news with Joe McNamee

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Sweey by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Ask any of my Certificate Course students where they would like to work when they finish their stint at the Ballymaloe Cookery School — at least a quarter will sigh wistfully and mention Ottolenghi and indeed many of my past students have worked there and loved their experience.

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Restaurant Review: Ashe's Bar & Restaurant, Dingle, Co Kerry

Ashe’s Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Dingle, Co Kerry - Tel: 066-9150989; ashesbar.ie

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Fit Foodie: Training buddies are the way to go

This week I’m chatting all about training buddies. I’m sharing my healthier take on two
Halloween classics; pumpkin soup and sticky toffee apples.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Here’s what’s going on in the world of Irish food:

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Michelle Darmody: Getting energy from your baking

Today’s three recipes include ingredients that give a release of energy after eating them.

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A look into traditional Chinese cuisine

The seventh Slow Food International Congress was held recently in Chengdu in China, the capital of the province of Sichuan. It’s the UNESCO capital of Gastronomy and is now officially a Slow Food City.

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Leslie Williams explores the wines of Languedoc

This week I’m focusing on the Languedoc and largely the wines of Domaines Paul Mas which is imported by Cork-based Karwig wines. I toured all their vineyards a few weeks ago and was once again charmed by this part of France.

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Best wines from the Irish Wine Show Star Awards

Independent off-licences breathed a sigh of relief when the Minister for Finance opted not to increase excise duty on alcohol. 

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Restaurant Review: Craft Restaurant, 208 Harolds Cross, Dublin 6

Craft Restaurant, 208 Harolds Cross Road, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6w. 

Tel: 01-4978632; www.craftrestaurant.ie    

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Here’s what’s going on in the world of Irish food. 

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The Fit Foodie: Protein-packed recipes for a post-workout snack

This week I wanted to chat a little about protein. 

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Comfort food to get you over the weekend

How quickly the evenings are closing in and now there’s a proper excuse to light a crackling fire, cuddle up in an armchair and tuck into a big bowl of comforting stew or colcannon with a nice lump of beautiful butter melting in the centre.

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Restaurant Review: The Crawford Gallery Cafe, Cork

The Crawford Gallery Cafe, Emmett Place, Cork. Tel: 021-4274415; www.crawfordartgallery.ie/dining.html 

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Joe McNamee brings you the latest news from the Irish food world. 

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Delicious recipes that will make you start baking with pumpkins

Certain foods are so reminiscent of the time of year that they ripen that it is hard to associate them with any other season, writes Michelle Darmody

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The Fit Foodie: My tops tips in smart snacking

This week Derval O'Rourke is focusing on smart snacking and showing you how to bake chewy chocolate granola bars and her happy healthy bread.

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Darina Allen: Here are my favourite recipes from my brother's new book

I love Rory O’ Connell’s new book, it sounds a bit soppy but I‘m a big fan of my brother’s food – it’s simple, beautiful and delicious, writes Darina Allen.

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Here's why everyone's drinking Spanish wines

Have you been drinking Spanish wine recently? If so you are not alone, sales of Spanish wine continue to grow and the reason is fairly simple — quality versus price, writes Leslie Williams

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Meet the Guinness Book of Records oldest family who swear by a daily bowl of porridge

So, what is the secret of longevity? writes Clodagh Finn

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Michelle Darmody - Baking with Damsons

Damsons have an old-world feel about them, the trees were often planted and harvested in grand old gardens or along country hedgerows. 

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Restaurant review: The Fatted Calf - Athlone

The Fatted Calf, Church Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath,
Tel: 090-643371;
www.thefattedcalf.ie

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