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Top 8 yogurts tested

THERE are a few ways of looking at yogurt as a snack food. On the plus side it is a good way of consuming milk for healthy bone development and it’s better than alternative snack options which are laden with less healthy fats and sugars.

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Pros and cons of a vegan diet

Vegan diets, once considered extreme, are becoming more mainstream, but the jury is out on health benefits, says Sharon Ní Chonchuir.

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Tips on what to eat when pregnant

THERE is no shortage of nutrition advice for mums-to-be. In fact, says nutritional therapist Henrietta Norton, there is almost too much information.

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The Mark Hix recipe for food business success

He’s an obscenely talented chef that unusually also has a great head for business. Roz Crowley finds Mark Hix has lots of advice for people dreaming of opening a food business.

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French connection: 8 top covetable croissants

WHEN is a croissant not a croissant? When it has no butter perhaps? When it has nothing like the short list of ingredients in the traditional croissant — flour, yeast, water, butter, a little sugar and salt, and instead a long list of cheaper non-hydrogenated fats and oils, emulsifiers and acidifiers, dough enhancers and antioxidants.

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Adventures with a Spiralizer

SPIRALIZED: Clodagh Finn shows off some of her handiwork with the Spiralizer. Courgette spirals make a tasty and filling substitute for spaghetti, but with far less calories.

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Top 8 ice creams in a tub

THIS year I took a new step in choosing what to survey.

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Top 8 smoked mackerel

SMOKED fish is a handy food, and it’s cheap and nutritious too.

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The nation’s top chefs reveal their favourite sunshine recipes

Five chefs, 10 questions: ahead of the Cork Kerry Food Forum tomorrow, Neven Maguire, Rory O’Connell and other top Irish chefs reveal their dream dinner party guests, most memorable meal — and their favourite summer recipe. Joe MacNamee reports.

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Food columnist Joe McNamee is back with his annual foodie awards

Read on for the best in fine dining and street food, from where to get the best burgers to where to bring the family...

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René Redzepi eats his way across Mexico to deconstruct its secrets

René Redzepi ignited an international culinary revolution with Noma, his restaurant focused on wildly innovative Nordic cuisine. Now, believing that Mexican food is the next big thing, the Scandinavian wunderkind eats his way across the country.

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A guide for healthy eating while on holiday

A VEGETARIAN friend has mastered the phrase “Is it meat?” in several languages in an attempt to navigate his way through holiday menus.

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Murphy’s Cork Oyster festival takes place this weekend

A special festival for seafood lovers takes place this weekend in Cork.

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Meet four food bloggers who are on a mission to get us all eating healthily

Food bloggers are shaking up the industry with can-do attitudes and a resourceful approach to cooking.

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Gut bacteria play a vital role to your health

Although research has shown in the past the importance of gut bacteria to our health, new discoveries are showing its importance to the health of our brains too, reports Sharon Ní Chonchuir. 

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Top 8 carrot cakes

VEGETABLE and fruit-based cakes make us feel less guilty, even virtuous. Getting one of our five a day in a cake sounds good, but are we kidding ourselves?

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How to make delicious cheese

Donal Hayes recounts a Brie history of a favourite pastime.

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Our top eight flavoured oils

SUMMER is the perfect time to have a large selection of oils to dip into with raw vegetables or to add to hot dishes. A hint of flavour is often just what we need to lift a meal.

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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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