How to make Chrissy Teigen’s infamous banana bread

Otherwise known as ‘Twitter’s (and Uncle Mike’s) Banana Bread’, it features in her latest cookbook, Cravings: Hungry For More.

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Fuss-free baking: Eight cake mixes put to the test

TODAY we have not only a taste test but also a bake test. We looked for the best cake mixes to see if they were worthwhile compared to baking from scratch.

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World Paella Day: 7 rules for making an authentic one

The rice dish is controversial, so make sure you get it right.

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Grow more, cook more, eat less meat: Simon Rogan’s recipe for life

The two Michelin-starred chef has finally released a cookbook. Claire Spreadbury gets hot in the kitchen asking him all about it.

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9 of the most iconic signature drinks of countries around the world

From a British G&T to a Guinness in Ireland…

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Weekend Food with Darina Allen: Recipes to pass down to the small ones

On Sunday, September 30, we celebrate Slow Food Grandmothers’ Day at the Ballymaloe Cookery School.

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Derval O'Rourke: Full body workout and delicious monkfish

This week I’m sharing a full body home workout. Recipe wise it’s a delicious monkfish main and my favourite potato gratin side.

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Michelle Darmody: The sugar crystals adds sweetness to most baked goods

Sugar comes in many forms; technically it is the name for a soluble sweet crystal but these crystals can be dark brown and sticky or ground to a fine powder.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: We need to stand up for our favourite drink

I wrote last week about the fact that Ireland is by far the most expensive place to buy wine in the EU with over 50% of a wine that costs €10 going to the government. ...

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Restaurant Review: Eccles Hotel Glengarriff Harbour, West Cork

Some 35 years ago, an old compadre and I set out one day to thumb from Castletownbere back to our base camp in near Skibbereen.

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The latest fermentation craze: How to make your own kombucha

Kombucha brewer Louise Avery explains how to get into the wellness trend at home.

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Back on track: Former athlete David Gillick on overcoming depression

Former athlete David Gillick talks with the kind of startling honesty that will give hope — and inspiration — to anyone who has ever taken comfort in ...

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Rosh Hashanah comes to an end tonight – all the food made to celebrate Jewish New Year

Everything you need to know about the Jewish holiday and how it’s celebrated with a feast.

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How to make Henry Holland’s rhubarb and elderflower liqueur cocktail

It’s a refreshing tipple from one of our favourite designers.

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The world is your oyster at upcoming Cork festival

A food event in Cork will have a big focus on oysters. John Daly meets an expert who urges people to shuck ‘em and see.

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Restaurant Review: L’Écrivain is deservedly considered a classic

L’Ecrivain, 109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, 01 6611919, www.lecrivain.com

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Darina Allen's Weekend Food: The importance of school lunch and some recipes for the weekend

A special day – one more of our little dotes had her hair brushed (no mean feat), donned her school uniform, wore shiny new shoes and a school bag for the ...

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Joe McNamee: All systems go for Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

It has always amazed The Menu how we Gaels managed to lose the taste for oysters, once a staple of the national diet ever before the arrival of the potato to these ...

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Michelle Darmody: Wheat free - but you would not know it

When baking for someone who has an allergy or who does not eat certain ingredients I often think it is better to find a recipe that is intended to be made without ...

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Leslie Williams: Study that criticises one drink is dangerous is nebulous at best

Did you hear you shouldn’t be drinking any alcohol, ever? A meta-analysis study on alcohol published in the Lancet in August received massive publicity as ...

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Derval O'Rourke: The essential kitchen items needed in every house

This week I’m chatting about my go-to kitchen gadgets. For my recipe I’m focusing on delicious and nourishing soups, writes Derval O'Rourke

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Chef Eunice Power on how to live the good life

Can the right food really help reduce stress in our lives? Chef Eunice Power thinks so. She tells Ailin Quinlan

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Use your loaf: Eight sandwiches put to the taste test

Time to use your loaf and read Roz Crowley's sandwich guide.

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Restaurant Review: The Mews, Baltimore Village

Bare stone walls, bright white low wooden-beamed ceilings, conservatory and the Zen simplicity of Rohan Reilly prints throughout — swish, yet entirely of its ...

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Yakult shares are booming due to a new Netflix film – what is it and what are the benefits?

Why so much fuss about a probiotic?

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This is how NOT to open a bottle of champagne

With critics citing this year’s champagne harvest as “exceptional,” make sure you know your bottle openin dos from your don’ts, says Sam ...

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Bake Off’s Liam Charles on eating two dinners, loving peanut butter, and his Nan’s Sunday dinner

The Great British Bake Off is back – so Ella Walker caught up with Liam Charles, the standout baker from the 2017 series.

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Here’s what happened when I tried to eat organically for a week

As Organic Month kicks off, Lauren Taylor takes on the challenge of only eating organic food for seven days.

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Darina Allen: Café treats from Clare to Silgo

We were on our way to Ennistymon to eat at Little Fox, a newly opened, super cool café on a corner of Main Street.

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Derval O'Rourke: Top tip for the new school year

Recipe-wise it’s my smoothie cubes and three delicious salad dressing ideas.

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Michelle Darmoday: Cobblers and crumbles

In the Ojibwe language of First Nation tribes who live in both Canada and the US, months, or cycles of the moon, are named after what is harvested in that month.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: 'School is back, holidays are over but don’t despair, wine is here to help you through'

School is back, holidays are over but don’t despair, wine is here to

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Nutrition is changing the game

TACTICS, talent, training. Just some of the words that come to mind when you think of Sunday’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park.

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8 ways to make sure children eat healthy snacks

Dad and Learner Parent blogger Sam Avery teams up with dietitian Frankie Phillips to outline the type of snacks parents should give to children.

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Delay eating breakfast and eat dinner early if you want to lose body fat – new study

When you eat is as important as what you eat. Jonathan Johnston and Rona Antoni examine the mounting evidence for chrononutrition

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What do energy drinks do to the body and why are they so bad for us?

As Theresa May proposes a ban on selling them to children, Liz Connor asks health experts why we should be wary of energy-boosting beverages.

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11 natural high-energy foods that won’t give you the afternoon slump

There are alternatives to swigging back an energy drink.

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How to make Jack Monroe’s self-love stew

An easy, mindless dinner for one.

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How to make Jack Monroe’s mushroom and tea bourguignon

A cheap and cheerful riff on a classic.

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Jack Monroe: ‘Being able to cook on a budget is still a vital skill’

Ella Walker chats to outspoken recipe author and campaigner Jack Monroe about kitchen confidence, and why her rock bottom involved a pat of butter.

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Get ready to rum-ble: 6 recipes to celebrate rum’s new cocktail culture

With rum rising up the premium cocktails list, Sam Wylie-Harris shares six ways to try the trend.

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Ahead of the Rioja wine harvest, 7 things to do if you’re heading to Logroño

La Rioja’s capital makes a great holiday for wine-lovers, says Sam Wylie-Harris

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Derval O'Rourke: Let's talk about food fats

This week I’m chatting about food fats, basically what you need to know about fats. Then for my recipe, it’s chicken, basil and tomato quiche and some ...

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Darina Allen: All you need to know about purslane

Do you know about purslane? I’m crazy about it.

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The menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Here is what's going on in the world of Irish food.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Judgement of Paris winners

A selection of some of the best wines stocked by Whelehans Wines and I would urge you to visit and have a chat with David, Martina or Gavin.

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8 of Europe’s most instagrammed drinks

A new study has revealed the most ‘grammed drinks in different countries – check these out.

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As study says there’s no safe limit for alcohol – 11 helpful hacks for cutting down

Feel happier and healthier with our top tips for banishing the booze.

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Snacks by the book: Eight school lunchbox treats put to the test

IT’S difficult to provide an enticing lunchbox that will be eaten completely by young children. More often than not, the ‘healthier’ options are ...

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Video: National Burger Day – How to make a birthday cake burger

Get your teeth into this.

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