Wine with Leslie: What goes into a classic wine and how to spot a future classic

Wine with Leslie: What goes into a classic wine and how to spot a future classic

What makes a ‘Classic’ wine? More importantly do we still want the classics or do we want to discover the new and future classics?

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The Menu: From whiskey tours to secret trails, some great events happening around the country

The Menu: From whiskey tours to secret trails, some great events happening around the country

The great re-opening of the Irish hospitality sector continues apace as more and more restaurants, cafes and hotels across the country begin tentatively dipping ...

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James Kavanagh and William Murray: Three ways to cook with tomatoes

James Kavanagh and William Murray: Three ways to cook with tomatoes

Winding across the green hilly farmland, through a saltwater marsh and finally threading around a proud wooded hill, the road reaches the point where the forest ...

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Crumbles, tarts and brownies: Michelle Darmody bakes with cherries

Crumbles, tarts and brownies: Michelle Darmody bakes with cherries

With the summer months come cherries. During the year I buy frozen ones but nothing beats the shine and bittersweet tartness of a freshly grown cherry. I can quite ...

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Derval O'Rourke's must-have kitchen gadgets

Derval O'Rourke's must-have kitchen gadgets

Derval shares her top kitchen utensils and her recipe for Spicy Chicken Pittas.

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Darina Allen makes the most of summer fruit with these delicious dishes

Darina Allen makes the most of summer fruit with these delicious dishes

A slick of thick yellow Jersey cream and a sprinkling of caster sugar, that’s all the first of the new season's organic strawberries need but as they become ...

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On a roll: Top 8 sushi tested

On a roll: Top 8 sushi tested

SUSHI has a lot going for it as a delicious, readymade alternative to a sandwich. The rounds of compacted, short-grain rice wrapped in seaweed sheets have plenty ...

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2 minutes with Irish chef JP McMahon – who loves a spag bol and has never cooked seal

2 minutes with Irish chef JP McMahon – who loves a spag bol and has never cooked seal

The chef and cookery author breaks down his culinary habits for Ella Walker.

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Wine with Leslie: The best zinfandel wines to toast America's Independence Day

Wine with Leslie: The best zinfandel wines to toast America's Independence Day

Leslie Williams looks at some zingy and zesty zinfandels for all budgets

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Michelle Darmody's favourite fig-based dessert recipes

Michelle Darmody's favourite fig-based dessert recipes

I love finding out silly, fun facts about food; peanuts are not really nuts, they are in fact a legume; a bunch of bananas is more accurately called a hand; or that ...

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Currabinny Cooks: From simple salad to quick loafs, here's how you should cook courgettes

Currabinny Cooks: From simple salad to quick loafs, here's how you should cook courgettes

Courgettes are part of the squash and marrow family, they are available all year round but are particularly good in the summer. When buying courgette, look for smaller, ...

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Darina Allen: Why we need to support the small Irish producers in our cheese industry

Darina Allen: Why we need to support the small Irish producers in our cheese industry

Blessed are the cheesemakers! Let’s all do our bit to support small Irish producers, many of whom are still experiencing real hardship.

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Derval O'Rourke: Five top tips for toning post-lockdown

Derval O'Rourke: Five top tips for toning post-lockdown

With life starting to feel more normal I’ve been finding time for myself and honestly it’s a big relief. I asked my online community the biggest area ...

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The Menu: Hosting a Community GROWbox and a look into an apple farm in Tipperary

The Menu: Hosting a Community GROWbox and a look into an apple farm in Tipperary

Joe McNamme gives up the latest news from the Irish food world.

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Wine with Leslie: Probably the best white in world

Wine with Leslie: Probably the best white in world

Riesling is the greatest white wine grape in the world. Yet it is regularly ignored by the most enthusiastic wine consumers.

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One List, Five Meals: Dinner sorted for the week

One List, Five Meals: Dinner sorted for the week

Buy everything on Michelle Darmody’s list and you have all you need to create five meals.

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Darina Allen: Recipes to nourish your gut and stay healthy

Darina Allen: Recipes to nourish your gut and stay healthy

Today we celebrate World Microbiome Day, sounds a bit esoteric you might think but this is a subject that concerns each and every one of us uniquely.

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The Menu: Our restaurants are reopening - and we need to support them

The Menu: Our restaurants are reopening - and we need to support them

It’s no exaggeration to say the eyes of a very nervous nation are currently trained on the Irish hospitality sector, to see how those who have chosen to reopen ...

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Michelle Darmody: Three ways to try cheesecake

Michelle Darmody: Three ways to try cheesecake

Baked and no-bake cheesecakes have quite different textures, the addition of eggs and some flour change the consistency of the baked version.

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Derval O'Rourke: Get started on food and mood diary

Derval O'Rourke: Get started on food and mood diary

Writing down information has always worked well for me when I’m trying to get an understanding of my food intake or my exercise.

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The Currabinny cooks: How to make the most of a small garden

The Currabinny cooks: How to make the most of a small garden

When we were thinking about creating a whole article based around radish, we were a little daunted. Radish is rarely the main ingredient in any dish. We often used ...

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The Menu: From restaurant reopenings to new launches, the latest food news with Joe McNamee

The Menu: From restaurant reopenings to new launches, the latest food news with Joe McNamee

Father's day gift suggestions from The Menu

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Wine with Leslie: A toast to my great friend, Tomás

Wine with Leslie: A toast to my great friend, Tomás

The Irish wine community had a rough start to June with two much loved members succumbing to cancer at a young age.

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Darina Allen: Perfect recipes for dads this Father’s Day

Darina Allen: Perfect recipes for dads this Father’s Day

O ops! Father’s Day has just crept up on us.

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Wondering what to expect when you eat out again? Four restaurant owners reveal their plans for June 29

Wondering what to expect when you eat out again? Four restaurant owners reveal their plans for June 29

June 29 is the purported D-Day, the date on which the Irish hospitality sector is allowed to re-open for business but to even call it ‘re-opening’ is ...

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Michelle Darmody: Easy recipes to help sustain us as we exercise more

Michelle Darmody: Easy recipes to help sustain us as we exercise more

With gyms shut, parks in our area have been full of people exercising, stretching and jogging.

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Currabinny's James Kavanagh and William Murray share their favourite salmon recipes

Currabinny's James Kavanagh and William Murray share their favourite salmon recipes

The farming and fishing of salmon on the island of Ireland has fallen far behind places like Norway, Scotland and even the Faroe Islands.

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Crunch factor: Eight crisp brands put to the test

Crunch factor: Eight crisp brands put to the test

A real sign of summer is a craving for something salty. The sea air seems to generate it, and the thought of a picnic gets us salivating.

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Food and Fun: Mind what you what you put in your body

Food and Fun: Mind what you what you put in your body

We are what we eat is a saying we’ve heard many, many times. And there’s a lot of truth in it. If we focus on nutritious meals and snacks, it will help ...

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Wine with Leslie: A wine with a lot to shout about

Wine with Leslie: A wine with a lot to shout about

It is rare that a wine captures the public imagination and achieves cult status, like a handbag or a pair of trainers. Cloudy Bay did it and it was on such strict ...

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Cooking with gooseberries and elderflowers with Darina Allen

Cooking with gooseberries and elderflowers with Darina Allen

Frothy white elderflower blossoms are the jewels of the hedgerow – they are the quintessential flavour of early summer.

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Roisin Meaney: We need the rituals and ceremonies of dining out again

Roisin Meaney: We need the rituals and ceremonies of dining out again

When she called her new book ‘The Restaurant’ Roisin Meaney could never have imagined it would be released when eating out was suddenly on hold

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