Darina Allen

Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Sea Salt and Mint Sauce

Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Sea Salt and Mint Sauce

GREAT excitement here, we have just hatched out a clutch of fluffy chicks in time for Easter.

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Seaweed Crackers

OUR guest speaker at a recent Slow Food event was Sally McKenna, author of Extreme Greens, a book about the magic of seaweed.

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Blathnaid's Chocolate Cake

Weekend food with Darina Allen: Blathnaid’s Chocolate Cake

I’VE ONLY just discovered how Mother’s Day came about.

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Lucknow Chicken Korma

Lucknow Chicken Korma

WHAT a surprise the Indian city of Lucknow was.

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Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle

THE iconic sites of Petra, Niagara Falls, the Tower of Piza, the Sydney Opera House, the Pyramids — these, and scores of other iconic buildings and monuments across the world, will be illuminated bright green on St Patrick’s Day.

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Onion Bhajis

Weekend food with Darina Allen

ANOTHER postcard from India, a country of 1.5 billion people, a land of extremes which is truly intriguing to visit.

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Basic Pancake Batter and good things to serve with it

SHROVE Tuesday reminds us of pancakes, almost the world’s most versatile recipe with a myriad of interpretations.

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Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts and Candied Bacon

THERE’S lots of grizzle about ‘over here’ but we have a lot to be grateful for too.

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Gautham Iyer's Spicy Potato  Curry(Urulaikizhangu Kari)

Gautham Iyer’s Spicy Potato Curry (Urulaikizhangu Kari)

TWO new exciting eateries have opened in Cork in recent months; both are off the beaten track.

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Lamb, Winter Vegetable and Pearl Barley Stew

Lamb, Winter Vegetable and Pearl Barley Stew

A stew or tagine can be made ahead and served with a bowl of mash, a few baked potatoes or a simple cous cous.

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Debbie Shaw’s Kiddies Crispy Party Buns

A LITTLE of what you fancy does you good.

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Rachel Allen's Roasted Cauliflower with Gremolata

Rachel Allen’s Roasted Cauliflower with Gremolata

By roasting cauliflower the florets take on a charred crispness while the flesh remains soft and yielding.

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Lina Gautam's Spicy Gizzards (Ghuseuto Tareko)

Lina Gautam’s Spicy Gizzards (Ghuseuto Tareko)

SHIVA and Lina Gautam travelled from Kathmandu in 1996 with the lofty ambition of opening a Nepalese restaurant.

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Magnus Nilsson’s scallops

This is a dish I am very proud of. It is a perfect product cooked very simply.

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Cookbooks for the new year

NOW that Christmas is over and New Year’s resolutions are still fresh in our minds why don’t we all decide to spend even a couple of extra hours a week having fun in the kitchen with all the family, cooking from scratch and saving money to boot.

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Turkey Tostadas.

Turkey Tostadas

PHEW, it’s all over again for another year — hope it was jolly and lots of fun.

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Gratin of Hake with Tomatoes, Basil, Olives and Parmesan

FOR ME it was a wonderful surprise that my latest book 30 Years at Ballymaloe won the Avonmore Cookbook of the Year award at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards — and it really was a surprise.

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Cook up the perfect Christmas dinner with Darina Allen's recipes.

Keeping the Christmas tradition alive

From the turkey and stuffing, to the roast potatoes and gravy, Darina Allen begins our Christmas food special with recipes for the perfect festive feast.

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Roast Goose with Potato Stuffing, Rose Geranium and Bramley Apple

Roast Goose with Potato Stuffing, Rose Geranium and Bramley Apple

THE excitement gathers, only ten days to Christmas.

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Darina's Christmas deserts

It has always been the tradition in our house to eat the first plum pudding on the evening it is made.

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Mummy’s Plum Pudding

THE countdown to Christmas continues.

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Fondant iced Christmas cake with gold bow.

Almond Paste and Cake Icing 

Christmas has sneaked up on us once again.

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Catherine Phipps MoroccanSpiced Lamb with Mintand Watermelon Salad.

Catherine Phipps Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Mint and Watermelon Salad

I THOUGHT the slow cooker and pressure cooker had gone out with the flood, but I was quite wrong.

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