Bake with Michelle Darmody: A variety of recipes for bundt cakes

Bundt cakes always look impressive at a party and are best eaten the day they are baked, says Michelle Darmody.

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Here are some of Darina Allen's favourite pancake recipes

Pancake Tuesday is just 10 days away. I love, love, love pancakes, bit fat juicy ones, thin crispy lacy ones, teeny weeny pikelets, soft spongy crumpets, blousey Dutch babies…

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The fit foodie: Spinach and Pepper Frittata and fuss-free pasta

Every week when I write this column I have a moment where I think “people want something fancier” but the reality when I talk to people is that the simpler and easier the cooking the better. 

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The menu: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair takes place on Feb 23-25 in the Dublin Convention Centre, and features some of Joe McNamee’s his favourite local tipples.

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Wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France

This week I’m taking a snapshot of the Languedoc-Roussillon, easily the most unwieldy wine region in France and arguably the world.

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: Veronica Steele and Milleens cheese

I want to write a little tribute to Veronica Steele, an extraordinary woman who unwittingly started the artisan food movement in Ireland. 

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Celebrity chefs dish up their most romantic recipes for Valentine's Day

Staying in this Valentine’s Day? Some of our top cooks share their extra special dishes with Ciara McDonnell.

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Valentine treats. Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than chocolate

Valerie O’Connor goes for dark beans, dark chocolate and decadent truffles on lover’s day.

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The menu: Food service exhibition, RDS Dublin

Catex — Ireland’s largest food service and hospitality exhibition — returns once more to Dublin’s RDS, on February 21-23. 

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Restaurant review: Piglet Wine Bar, Dublin 2

Piglet is an authentic Italian wine bar with profoundly good food, excellent wine and a warm welcoming atmosphere.

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6 Pinot wines for you to try out for the weekend

This week I was going to talk about New Zealand but I want to do some more research in finding some wines to recommend in the under €15 category.

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Bake with Michelle Darmody: 3 brownie recipes

Brownies are an American invention and gained popularity because of how easy they are to make, eat and store.

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The fit foodie: Tomato soup, spicy chicken pitta and simple snacking

This week I’m making soup and a sandwich my recipes of the week. It’s hard to beat the soup and sambo combo! 

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: Recipes for Valentine's Day

Get all loved up and celebrate with Darina Allen’s suggestions for Valentine’s dinner at home.

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Living the dream: A day in the life of a master chocolatier

 

While other kids bought football stickers, Stefan Bruderer collected chocolate wrappers. He was born to be a master chocolatier, says Esther McCarthy.

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Top 8 romantic treats tested for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day may have become an excuse for commerciality and excess, but there is worse these days than having a day that celebrates love in whatever form.

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Our dining tables would be a lot poorer without Independent off-licences

It is awards season in the movie industry and elsewhere and so too in the drinks world.

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Restaurant review: Filter, George's Quay, Cork

Filter is Cork’s epicentre for serious coffee drinkers.

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Baking with Michelle Darmody: Dried figs

There are lots of left over dried fruits in my cupboard after the Christmas baking. 

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: How to grow your own food

I wonder how many of your New Year resolutions you’ve managed to keep so far?

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The fit foodie: Green smoothies, roasted kale and cous-cous salad

This week I’m jumping into the world of green smoothies. 

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Ordinary things now taste really amazing after a month of being a vegan

Former carnivore Valerie O’Connor  revels in new tastes after ‘Veganuary’.

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Sweet on Sauer - the benefits of fermented foods

Valerie O’Connor experiments with fermented foods.

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Good deals on wines of Southern and Central Portugal

By now the first paycheck of the new year should be in but there are no scary prices below for the simple reason that I am focusing on Southern and Central Portugal this week, arguably two of the best value wine regions in the world.

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The Menu: On The Pig's Back, Traffic Media and Wendy’s Jams

On the pig’s back
While The Menu prefers to always look forward, he for once must give pause for a retrospective congratulations to his old friend, Frenchwoman Isabelle Sheridan.

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Restaurant review: Five Guys, Wow Burger and Bunsen Burger

I’m writing this just a few dozen hours before Barack Obama steps down and I’m reminded of how often he and his wife seemed to talk about food.

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