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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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Darina’s alternative festive feast

Even if you love all the razzmatazz, Christmas is certainly ‘a bit of work’ and can be a deeply stressful time for the cook or chef.

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Cook Christmas dinner for five people for under €25

No need to get in a sweat over the price of the Christmas dinner. You can feed five people a delicious three-course meal for just under €25. Cork chef Donal Hayes tells how.

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Why not have a 'crafty' beer or two this Christmas

Wine gets a lot of press in the run-up to the big Christmas feast, but who says you have to stick with those foreign imports? 

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