10 ingredients you can forage to pep up cocktails – according to an expert

10 ingredients you can forage to pep up cocktails – according to an expert

The country’s leading urban forager shines a light on wild herbs and plants to jazz up your garnish, and much more, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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The Currabinny Cooks: Get your day off to the perfect start

The Currabinny Cooks: Get your day off to the perfect start

If we are honest, of all of the meals of the day, breakfast is the one most often skipped.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: A focus on the Mosel

Wine with Leslie Williams: A focus on the Mosel

A focus on the Mosel and its tributaries this week as I have found myself drinking it in a couple of restaurants recently.

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Michelle Darmody's summer berry recipes

A summer pudding is an oldie but a goodie. It can include a combination of any soft summer fruits. The amount of sweetener may vary with the sourness or ripeness ...

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The Menu: West Cork Literary Festival to interview Thom Eagle

The Menu returns once again to the West Cork Literary Festival to conduct another public interview, this time delighted to have the pleasure and privilege of talking ...

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Darina Allen: My few days in Spain...

If you are longing for a taste of simple Spanish food you’ll need to head away from the main drag — off into the back streets and out into the villages ...

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Liquid gold: Top eight luxury olive oils

Liquid gold: Top eight luxury olive oils

Summer's bounty of green leaves, tomatoes and herbs makes for the easiest meals to eat whatever the weather.

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Top tips for barbecuing in the rain

Top tips for barbecuing in the rain

It’s best to be prepared.

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Chad Byrne is on a mission to solve the chef crisis in Ireland

Chad Byrne is on a mission to solve the chef crisis in Ireland

Chad Byrne tells Marjorie Brennan how a small act of kindness led to him becoming a top chef and how the days of being aggressive and abusive toward staff are numbered. ...

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Restaurant review: OHK Cafe, Kinsale

The guns have ceased firing and peace, once again, reigns over the land — or at least that’s how No 2 Son regards the transition from school to summer ...

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Franciacorta masterclass: 8 things you need to know about Italy’s other sparkling wine

Franciacorta masterclass: 8 things you need to know about Italy’s other sparkling wine

Arguably a step up from prosecco, Franciacorta is the Ferrari of Italian fizz with a luxuriousness on a par with champagne, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Bottles from the Loire Valley

Wine with Leslie Williams: Bottles from the Loire Valley

As promised a few weeks ago, I’m giving over my column to the Loire Valley, a region I have holidayed in regularly since 1994.

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Bake with Michelle Darmody: Sunny apricots are in season

Bake with Michelle Darmody: Sunny apricots are in season

APRICOTS are in season in warmer European countries at the moment. This make them more prevalent on shops shelves in Ireland.

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Weekend Food with Darina Allen: Harissa and Goat’s Cheese Buns

Weekend Food with Darina Allen: Harissa and Goat’s Cheese Buns

Honey & Co Chefs, husband and wife team, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich are sitting contentedly at our kitchen table podding peas and broad beans for supper.

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The Currabinny cooks whip up delicious tomato recipes

The Currabinny cooks whip up delicious tomato recipes

Summertime in Currabinny is when the place really comes alive.

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The Menu: The latest food news from around Ireland

Food news with Joe McNamee.

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Restaurant review: Franks on Camden Street

Restaurant review: Franks on Camden Street

AS YOU may have gathered by now the Dublin restaurant scene is as vibrant as it has ever been and the great news is that the standards are staying high. If you want ...

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Independence Day USA: Red, white and blue food to celebrate July 4

It’s a great excuse for a summer party.

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Aperol at 100: How an Italian apéritif became the unofficial taste of summer

Aperol at 100: How an Italian apéritif became the unofficial taste of summer

Luke Rix-Standing looks back at a whole century of fizzy, orange goodness.

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Chimac: A tasty inexpensive Korea-inspired fried chicken joint

Is there anything more comforting than fried chicken?

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

It can be hard for small food producers to find the wherewithal for necessary expansion so The Menu is delighted to bring word of funding opportunities for food ...

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Cork-based importer Karwigs wind down after 40 years

Sad news to announce this week as the much loved Cork-based importer Karwigs in Carrigaline have decided to wind down after 40 years.

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Michelle Darmody: Brown, wholemeal and whole-wheat?

Stoneground flours, such as the excellent flour from Macroom, are ground between two mill stones, an ancient process that has not changed much over the centuries.

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The Currabinny cooks: What to pack for a picnic tailored to you

Picnics can be fussy, fancy things; glamorous outside lunches featuring a perfect wicker basket with straps for ceramic plates and cutlery, romantic affairs with ...

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: Recipes from the Eurotoque Food Awards

Ireland became a member of the European Union in 1973, within a short time a tidal wave of regulations swept over the country.

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Top luxury ice creams to choose from this summer

A delicious selection of ice creams brought smiles to the faces of all ages. We steered away from popular brands we had tried before, aiming this time at more luxury, ...

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Darina Allen: A celebration of Irish produce

Ireland became a member of the European Union in 1973, within a short time a tidal wave of regulations swept over the country.

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Croissants, oysters and cycling – Felicity Cloake’s culinary Tour de France

Croissants, oysters and cycling – Felicity Cloake’s culinary Tour de France

Over coffee – but sadly no croissants – Ella Walker meets food writer Felicity Cloake to hear about her 2,334km adventure.

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FoodSpace: A shining light for Irish food sustainability

FoodSpace: A shining light for Irish food sustainability

Chef Conor Spacey reflects upon how his culinary career led to the creation of FoodSpace, a champion of sustainable food. He talks to Joe McNamee

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

The Restaurant Association of Ireland’s FBD Insurance-sponsored Food Destinations 2019 competition is now accepting applications from any suburb, village, ...

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Wine with Leslie Williams: The best pink sparkling wines and champagnes

Champagne is a drink that works all year round, as welcome on a chilly Christmas morning as on a hot day in June.

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Restaurant review: Cobh's Seasalt Cafe

I HAVE long wrestled with the conundrum that is Cobh, namely, why isn’t it one of the most feted of all Irish towns, for it is a multi-faceted jewel: elegant ...

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The Currabinny cooks: Tasty treats with local strawberries and raspberries

OUR neighbour and very good friend Rob and his mother Lucille in Currabinny grow strawberries and raspberries in poly-tunnels on their land underneath the forest.

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FoodCloud's local solution to a global problem

FoodCloud's local solution to a global problem

John Daly looks at the incredible tale of how FoodCloud ha ensured 50 million meals have gone to people and not to waste.

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Darina Allen is inspired by her stay at Coombeshead Farm for this week's recipes

A FEW weeks ago we flew from Cork Airport to Bristol, hired a car and headed for Devon and Cornwall.

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Bake: Michelle Darmody's recipes for the perfect summer picnic

PICNICS are a glorious idea but sometimes they are not so romantic in the, often cold, reality of an Irish summer.

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Victoria Pendleton on veganism and why she thinks everyone should eat less meat

Victoria Pendleton on veganism and why she thinks everyone should eat less meat

The former Olympic athlete and jockey changed her diet nearly four years ago.

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