Eggsciting treats this Easter

WITH Easter fast approaching, we put on our bunny ears and went foraging for top-class eggs.

Paul Coffey and Brian Drinan, of the Perry Street Cafe in Cork.

Meet the men transforming Cork's restaurant scene

Over the past 12 months, there has been a quiet transformation on the streets of Cork with a host of new eateries opening for business. John Daly meets the men transforming the city. This story is enriched with multi-media content


Confirming that home is best for the post-Church bash

Roz Crowley has the recipes for a stress-free Confirmation celebration back at base


Top 8 Valentine’s Day treats

WHEN it comes to Valentine’s Day treats, we could be forgiven for thinking that chocolates are the safe route for gifts.


TOP 8 marmalades tested

IT’S that time of year when hot buttered toast and marmalade with a cup of steaming tea is just what’s needed to cheer ourselves up.

Foodie friends: Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty.

Jamie Oliver’s new twist

Jamie Oliver again teams up with his childhood pal Jimmy Doherty for a food show on Channel 4.


Michelle Darmody bakes the best festive treats

THIS year I decided to steer away from the classics like pudding and mince pies.

Chef Lilly Higgins with her Mince Swirls.

Foodie resolutions: Lilly Higgins

Higgins is a food writer, photographer and chef with regular TV series, including Ireland’s Best Young Baker (RTÉ). Her new book, Dream Deli (Gill & MacMillan), is out now. www.lillyhiggins.ie

Rachel Allen is expecting between 12 and 16 for Christmas dinner, while Darina Allen, takes comfort in tradition of Christmas dinner.

Foodie resolutions: Rachel Allen and Darina Allen

Renowned TV chef, cook and cookbook author whose latest book is Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen.

Paul Flynn of The Tannery in Dungarvan dreams of wafting a cooked turkey under Morrissey's nose.

Foodie resolutions: Paul Flynn

Chef/proprietor, The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan, TV Chef (Surf and Turf), cookbook author.

Ross Lewis, Chapter One, will cook for his extended family this Christmas.

Foodie resolutions: Ross Lewis

Chef/proprietor of Michelin-starred Chapter One, Dublin. His new cookbook, Chapter One: An Irish Food Story, was awarded Irish Dairy Board ‘Listowel Food Book of the Year’, 2013.

Joe McNamee (aka The Menu) at home with his three-year-old daughter Isabel and his food products of the year, an acknowledgement of all the wonderful people who make quality Irish produce.

Joe McNamee's annual Food Awards 2013

Weekend food columnist Joe McNamee highlights the best Irish produce each week in The Menu.


Top 8 mince pies TESTED

IT’S good to welcome newcomers to this year’s collection of mince pie makers.


How do chefs spend the big day?

Arlene Harris talks to four of Ireland’s finest about menu plans and past disasters.


Festive bites: Donal Skehan shares his favourite Christmas recipes

Donal Skehan:
Crisp Gingerbread Biscuits.


Festive bites: Michelle Darmody shares her favourite Christmas recipes

Michelle Darmody:
Festive Carrots


Festive bites: Oliver Dunne shares his favourite Christmas recipes

Oliver Dunne:
Chestnut soup with soft poached hen's eggs.


Festive bites: Neven Maguire shares his favourite Christmas recipes

Neven Maguire:
Maple Glazed Ham with Pineapple Salsa