Experts share 8 secret tips you need to know about reading and understanding labels

Looking to shed some pounds ahead of summer? Shop wiser in the supermarket with these handy health hacks.

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How to make Gennaro Contaldo’s fresh pea and burrata salad, with sunflower seed crostini

The chef says this dish makes “a fantastic starter or delicious light lunch”.

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7 sauvignon blancs from around the world to sip this summer

Refreshing, food-friendly and perfect for summer entertaining, Sam Wylie-Harries selects seven of the best.

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What are lectins and should we really be eliminating them from our diets for weight loss?

Bloggers and Instagrammers are buzzing about going ‘lectin-free’, but are they as bad for you as people say?

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Restaurant review: Ananda

INDIA has a population of 1.3 billion people, 122 major languages and around 1,600 other languages and before independence it had 600 separate states, it seems almost ...

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Darina Allen: Recipes inspired by the gastronomic revolution in County Laois

RECENTLY I was invited back to my home county, Laois to an event to raise awareness of the burgeoning food scene.

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Derval O'Rourke: Top tips for work place wellbeing

A huge amount of our time is spent in work and there are lots of ways you can make changes to incorporate into your daily workday to improve your overall health.

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The Menu: What's big for food in the week ahead?

Food news with Joe McNamee

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Michelle Darmody: Baking with vinegar

Vinegar may seem like an unusual ingredient in cakes and buns but it is one of those slightly magic ingredients that adds to the mysterious alchemy of baking.

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Wine of the week: Spanish Wine Week has a lot to offer

I’m back writing about Spanish wine again this week (after a short break!) but I have a good excuse as Spanish Wine Week runs from April 23 to April 29. I’ve ...

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Teens and keeping it green: Remaining calm for the exams

Valerie O’Connor suggest a number of infusions and recipes using ingredients which can boost concentration and memory Keeping it calm for the exams

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Sandwich fillers: Top eight sliced beef options

Roz Crowley gets a taste of the latest sliced beef.

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Wine trends through the years: The trendiest styles from the past six decades

We’re a nation of wine-lovers, but what’s in our glass hasn’t always been the same. Sam Wylie-Harris heads down grapevine memory lane.

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This is why we need to start eating more goat meat

Chef turned businessman James Whetlor is trying to get goat on the menu. Ella Walker meets him, and his billy goats, to find out more.

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Why Jamie Oliver is asking people to cover their eyes in photos for his latest healthy eating crusade

Celebrities and Twitter users have been rallying with the TV chef to stop junk food advertising to children.

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Michelle Darmody: Baking one of life’s simple pleasures

Freshly baked brown bread, a smear of ricotta and a drizzle of honey, is one of life’s simple pleasures.

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Darina Allen on every cook’s best friend: Eggs

HOPEFULLY all those chocolate Easter eggs have been nibbled away by now, if not chop up the remainder and add it to a batch of chocolate chip cookies or scones with ...

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Derval O’Rourke: My favourite stretching routine and this weekend's recipes

This week I’m sharing a simple stretch routine to loosen out the limbs. Recipe wise it’s an oriental chicken stir fry plus some delicious baked peaches ...

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Restaurant review: Kalbos Cafe, Skibbereen

WHILE many relish the intimacy of the tiny little room on North Street that is the original Kalbos daytime restaurant/cafe, especially in the tumbleweed months of ...

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The menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

How time passes when you’re having fun. And time has certainly passed for the 11-year-old West Waterford Festival of Food 2018 (April 20-22), an event at which ...

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A focus on Austrian wines with Leslie Williams

This week a focus on Austria, one of the most consistent wine producing countries on the planet — I’d even go so far as to say that I have yet to taste ...

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7 things that impress us on MasterChef, but we’d never make at home

It’s finals week, but these dishes wouldn’t be winners in our own kitchens.

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‘I’ve still got so much to learn’ – Tommy Banks on humble home-grown produce and surprising TV fame

Lauren Taylor meets the Michelin star chef as he publishes his first cookbook.

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How to make Tommy Banks’ award winning turbot with strawberries and cream

Great British Menu fans will remember this unusual fish dish from last year’s show.

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As Iceland pledges to ditch palm oil, here are 7 surprising items which contain it

It can be a hard-to-escape ingredient, so always check the label.

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7 wine secrets we all need to know

We’re a nation of wine drinkers, but we don’t always know how to get the best out of a bottle. Sam Wylie-Harris discovers the answers to our most-asked ...

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Restaurant Review: Glover’s Alley, 128 St Stephen’s Green

So it’s here, it’s open for lunch and dinner and you simply must go darling! Glover’s Alley (GA) is a self declared ‘Luxury Restaurant’ ...

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Weekend Food with Darina Allen: The New York food scene

Rory O’Connell and I were over in the US for St Patricks Day doing our bit to spread the word about the exciting renaissance on the Irish food scene and the ...

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Derval O’Rourke: Full- body kettlebell circuit and smart snacking flapjacks

This week I’m sharing a full- body kettlebell circuit. I often put pictures of me with a kettlebell on my Instagram profile and I always get asked to share ...

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

TouRRoir (April 23/24) is this year hosted by Good Food Ireland and the Galway-based event, a cross-sector global forum on Food Tourism & Culture, will coincide ...

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Baking with Michelle Darmody: Seaweed breads and biscuits

Seaweed can be used as a binding or gelling agent in baking or desserts, but that is not the use I am making of it here.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Wines of Slovenia, Greece and Croatia

This week I’m focusing on three EU member states that have been producing wine for millennia but whose wines are relatively rare in Ireland: Slovenia, Greece ...

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Eight of the best coffee beans you can buy in Cork

Roz Crowley tests some coffee beans bought in Cork

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7 fragrant cocktails inspired by springtime

Sam Wylie-Harris reveals the vital ingredients and how to mix them up.

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How should a chicken rendang be cooked? A Malaysian chef weighs in on the MasterChef controversy

The judges criticised a contestant’s dish for not having crispy skin.

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5 great gins you may not have tried

As demand for craft gin continues to rise, Sam Wylie-Harris selects five labels to add to your radar.

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5 easy ways to get more protein into your diet (without eating meat)

Keep your hunger under control and repair muscle damage with these top tips for boosting your intake, says Liz Connor.

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Restaurant Review: The Mustard Seed, Ballingarry, Co Limerick

YEP, the snow was wonderful and all that: fun and frolics for frostbitten ‘kids’ of all ages; community spirit at an all time group-hugging high; and ...

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Leslie Williams: The wonderful wines of Ridge

My wonderful and much-loved Aunt Daphne died recently and left me a small legacy — enough to pay off my credit card, paint the bathroom, and a few hundred ...

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Baking chocolate and nuts with Michelle Darmody

IS leftover Easter egg chocolate an oxymoron or just wishful thinking?

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Easter baking with Darina Allen

DOWN here on our farm in Shanagarry the hens are laying with gay abandon, a clutch of chicks just hatched out in time for Easter and the ducks on our little pond ...

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Eat & move: Derval O'Rourke on why counting calories is overrated

This week Derval O'Rourke is chatting about calories.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

There are some splendid dining opportunities afoot over the coming weeks.

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The chocolate revolution changing the rebel city

We are the third highest consumers of chocolate in the world, yet we have little experience of ‘real’ chocolate. Joe McNamee meets three Cork chocolatiers ...

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Processing our food choices

Almost half of all food bought by families in Ireland is now “ultra-processed”.

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Feast your eyes (and belly) on Hong Kong’s tastiest foodie spots

Francesca Gosling is guided by her stomach, when she visits China’s top tourist destination.

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Cheers to Chile! 7 wines to mark the harvest celebrations in South America

Explore a range of terrific wines from this popular wine country, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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