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The health perks of your caffeine fix

Tea or coffee? To find out which is healthiest, Peta Bee looks at the science behind the benefits of the leaf and the bean.

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Eat your words at Ballymaloe

JUST as there’s a dish for every palate, there’s a food writer for every taste.

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Keeping it simple is key to success for new beer brewers

The future is wide open for for the craft beer industry if it sticks to its guns, reports Leslie Williams.

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VIDEO: Baking is as simple as dough-re-me

Conall Ó Fátharta was ready to rise to the challenge when it came to taking baking lessons from author and baker extraordinaire Valerie O’Connor, in the company canteen.

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Whatever you do for breakfast, just make sure you don’t skip it

GRABBING breakfast on the go, or missing it in the mad morning rush, is common.

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Top 8 gluten-free breads

WHEN it comes to bread, coeliacs have it tough. Bread, mostly made from rice flour, is often heavy, grainy, and tasteless, and hardly worth the extra cost compared to regular bread.

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VIDEO: Roll out the barrel of Jameson for a unique blend

Bill Linnane selects his own exclusive bottle of Jameson whiskey straight from the cask and drinks deep from our long love affair with full-strength alcohol.

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Top 8 takeaway salads tested

BENCHES outside shops; tables and chairs outside cafés and bars, filled not just with smokers — and we know summer is here. It’s salad time!

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Darina Allen: Fish in Pakora Batter with Spicy Wedges

I’VE got a whole stack of cookbooks on my desk to review, some since before Christmas when almost every post brought another title — so many it wasn’t possible to reach them all.

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One list, 5 meals: Gnocchi with peas and caramelised onion

Buy everything on our shopping list and you have all you need to create five meals. Want to make just one of the dishes? 

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Cut the crap to drop the weight

RUTH Field and her formidable alter-ego, the Grit Doctor, have made a name for themselves as tough-talking, no-nonsense kind of gals. 

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The wonderful women of West Waterford Festival of Food

Joe McNamee talks to the dynamic team behind the West Waterford Festival of Food, which runs from April 9-12 in Dungarvan, and about how it has evolved into one of the country’s finest celebrations of culinary tradition and food heritage.

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Spice up your life with Arun Kapil

Joe McNamee talks to Arun Kapil the founder of Green Saffron and an evangelist for spices, about his latest book.

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How to show your Valentine you really love him — get a Michelin-starred chef around to cook

Esther N McCarthy invited Michelin-starred chef Andy McFadden into her kitchen to pass on some of his expertise and, more importantly, help up her serve up a two-course delight for her beloved.

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Tasty recipes from Michelin-starred chef JP McMahon

CHEF OWNER, of Michelin starred Aniar restaurant in Galway, JP McMahon keeps a lot of balls in the air. 

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The Burlesque Chef says ditch the guilt and fall in love with food again

Ethna Reynolds believes women need to fall back in love with food, writes Nuala Woulfe.

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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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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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