A cut above: Irish sausage maker wins place in Guinness World Records Book
A Cavan butcher who can make nearly 80 sausages a minute has sealed his place in the annual Guinness World Records book for 2019.
Food news: delicious Donegal
The Taste of Donegal Food Festival takes place in Donegal Town next weekend, from August 24-26.
Food news: meet the tastemakers
The UK Guild of Fine Foods has announce its 2018 Great Taste Award winners, with a remarkable 392 based in Ireland. A total of 12,634 products were judged this year winners get to display the distinctive Great Taste Award on their packaging, with either one, two or three stars awarded.
'There are some proper idiots in the social media scene who will charge you for breathing' - Jamie Oliver on influencers
Jamie Oliver looks up at me, black marker hovering over a copy of his latest book, and asks: "Will I...
Belgians get chip on shoulder over French 'frites' claim
Proud Belgians have bit back after a leading French newspaper claimed that frites - the world-famous chips served with Belgium's national dish of mussels - were invented in France.
Food news: Anthony Bourdain's death prompts restaurant mental health and wellness discussion
In the wake of Anthony Bourdain's death, there has been a lot of talk about mental health and wellness in the restaurant business. Bourdain was such a...
Try these cool recipes for a hot summer
Everyone loves a barbeque but with wall-to-wall sunshine over the past few weeks, some people might be looking for an alternative to the grill. So we asked some of our top chefs for their...
'Hands down, Irish beef is the best in the world' - Kai restaurant's award-winning chef Jess Murphy
By now, most of us have become used to seeing the words '21-day aged' or 'aged for 28 days' on pre-packed beef in our supermarkets and butchers...
Dublin pub offering free whiskey to football fans during World Cup games
A Dublin pub is offering a free whiskey to football fans from countries participating in this weekend's World Cup games.
Ireland's alternative Cuppa
The sun is high in a cloudless sky as I retreat down the broad servants-entrance steps to a cool Fitzwilliam Square basement. Inside, the lingering scent of turf from a cool stove reminds me that this is unusually hot weather for our little green island.
'It's the Champagne of teas' - Highly sought-after tea hits the Irish café scene
From slow roasts to flat whites, Ireland's coffee culture has developed rapidly in the past decade, but we are still primarily a nation of tea drinkers.
FSAI issues urgent recall of frozen vegetables from major Irish supermarkets over listeria fears
Supermarkets in Ireland and the UK have pulled bags of own brand frozen vegetables from the shelves because they could contain a deadly bacteria.
'What a legacy' - Darina Allen pays tribute to her mother-in law, award-winning chef Myrtle Allen, who has died aged 94
Irish chef Myrtle Allen has died aged 94, her family has confirmed.
'He has knowledge that you just can't buy' - Chef Adrian on how his dad is vital ingredient in his success
Hot chef Adrian Martin (26) says people regularly assume his dad John is his brother. Naturally John (54) is happy to accept the compliment.
Food news: Delicious drama at Electric Picnic's Theatre of Food
At Electric Picnic, veteran festival-goers know that when they are feeling fragile, or the queues for food are too long, or they have simply had enough of the madness, they can head over to the tent...
Spicing up each other's way of life
Olive Kapil says her husband Arun brings a 'touch of madness' to their 14-year relationship, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She's the calming foil to his wildly enthusiastic effervescence, and the contrast between them is marked. Luckily, it's a match made in Heaven. "We really adore...
'I wasn't good in school... I was told I'd amount to nothing' - businesswoman whose product has won major award
When I was 19 I sent all my family an email. The subject was 'Muff Liquor Company'. I said I was...
Revealed: 25 of the best ice-cream parlours in Ireland
Whether you prefer classic 99s or unusual artisan creations, Jillian Bolger has the top spots around the country to get a taste of summer
"Don't overthink your food!" - advice from TV chef Gary O'Hanlon
Having regularly graced screens, appearing in programmes including The Six O'Clock Show, The Restaurant, Healthy Appetites and last year's Celebrity Operation Transformation, Gary...
Food news: Purcell's perfect pop-up
At the end of last month, Adam Purcell (pictured above), who is the executive sous chef of Frenchie Covent Garden, put on a Sunday evening pop-up dinner in Forest Avenue. The talented young chef from Dalkey has recently moved to London from Paris, where he has worked his way up through...
What is skyr and why is it the new craze? - Everything you need to know about the Icelandic diet
Michelin-star chef Agnar Sverrisson (otherwise known as Aggi) was a pioneer of the new Nordic food scene when he brought his restaurant...
News: Foodie & soul
The Body & Soul festival - which celebrates the summer solstice and takes place at Ballinlough Castle in Clonmellon, Co Westmeath, over the weekend of June 22-24 - is known for having a food offering that's a cut above some other festivals.
Jean-Christophe's recipe for success
Think of the quintessential French chef, all floppy hair and twinkling eyes and extravagant gesticulation, and chances are that the first person that comes to mind will be the easy-on-the eye celebrity version of the species, Jean-Christophe Novelli.
Food news: A fiesta of events for wine week
Spanish Wine Week runs from Monday April 23 to Sunday 29 and is geared as much to food lovers as it is towards oenophiles. Friday April 20 sees two preview events in partnership with the West...
Food news: Do you dream of becoming a food writer?
Imen McDonnell and Cliodhna Prendergast are the women behind the highly-regarded Lens and Larder workshops, which focus on food-styling and photography.
Apparently you've been eating avocados wrong this whole time
Just when you thought you’d reached peak avocado - see the 7.5 million #avocado posts on Instagram - a new way to eat the fleshy green fruit saturates everyone’s social media feeds.
WATCH: Easter egg hot drinks are all the rage this year, why not try and make your own one today?
This could be the ultimate Easter treat - and you don't even need cold, hard cash to get it.
Food news: Ghee-Lightful
We tend to think of ghee as an ingredient that's used only in Indian food, but Sophie van Dijk, a young food entrepreneur based in Co Louth, is on a mission to change that, and to introduce Irish chefs and home cooks to its delights.
Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink - only in Japan
With its iconic red label and secret recipe, it's been one of the world's most famous soft drinks for more than a century.
"I can never fully understand why women are just dismissed by Michelin' - Why chefs are saying #MichelinToo
From #MeToo to #MichelinToo, the knives are out for Le Guide Michelin after just two women were awarded stars in the new French edition of the...
Tayto launches new flavours including 'Spice Bag' and 'Sunday Roast'
Tayto lovers, you now have the chance to vote for a new limited edition flavour - and the choices are quite tasty.
Food news: The new Party food
We had a 21st birthday party for two of our children (they are not twins, but a house move meant that the celebration of one of the birthdays was very much delayed) in the house a couple of weeks ago.
WATCH: This Aldi 'Kevin the Carrot' Christmas alcohol ad banned and branded 'irresponsible'
A Christmas advert for the supermarket giant Aldi has been criticised for appealing strongly to children while marketing alcohol.
Loathe plastic? Milk deliveries and glass bottles are back!
The demise of the doorstep delivery didn't just consign the rattle of the milk float and the creamy layer on top of a pint to history. It signalled a shift in attitudes toward food production that many...
Food news: The Green Room at DIT Cathal Brugha Street
A few weeks ago I went along to a Hogwarts-themed dinner in The Green Room at DIT's Cathal Brugha Street campus, put on by third year students from the college's Culinary Arts degree...
Chopsticks at the ready - ‘Each restaurant has a dish from a specific region’
Ask any Irish person who has smuggled sausages, nestled in amongst teabags and cheese and onion crisps, through a customs checkpoint, and they...
Food news - Georgina Campbell: The best of the best
Apps and online guides are all very well, but when you're on the road in rural Ireland and the 4G isn't really delivering in the way it does on those ads on the telly (I do always wonder about the father...
Food news: Instagram's It-Cookies
Every so often a recipe comes along that captures the imagination of home cooks around the world, and Instagram lights up with photos of their attempts to recreate it.
Obituary: Paul Bocuse
Paul Bocuse, who has died aged 91, was the best-known name in French cuisine since Escoffier and a man who did more than anyone else to turn the three-star Michelin chef into a celebrity.
Food news: Falling for wine
Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare, Co Kerry is launching a new Wine Academy Series led by sommelier, Jerome Torque, aimed at those who want to learn about wine but aren't quite sure where to start. The series will take place over the course of three weekends, each covering a different topic.
The supermarket spices that can cure modern stresses
Stress is an unavoidable symptom of modern life. We all suffer from it - many of us are even being signed off sick from work because of it - and we probably all talk about it far too much. But...
Recall of French-made baby milk extended to 83 countries over salmonella fears
A recall of baby milk products by French dairy company Lactalis because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30.
Veg out in January
December's excess makes January a perfect breeding ground for fad diets, the majority of which are abandoned before the month is out. But this year, one New Year, New Me trend is going mainstream and with the capacity to effect more long-term change than most.
Food news: Turning bread into charity gold
You'll know Massimo Bottura (above) as one of the subjects of the Chef's Table documentary series on Netflix, and as the chef at the three Michelin star Osteria Francescana in Modena, which currently...
Food news: Looking for a last-minute gift? Book a cookery course
A cookery course is an excellent experiential gift, so if you are struggling to find a last-minute present for a gourmand who already has enough stuff, here's a selection of courses around the country...
Reasons to rip open the chocolates at Christmas: Ten things you never knew about chocolate
The master chocolatiers at Butlers Chocolates have a wealth of knowledge about chocolate. Here they share ten facts you may not already now.
The 12 essential restaurant rules of Christmas
As we head into the busiest season of all for restaurants, it's time for an annual reminder about how to behave in restaurants - not aimed at you, of course, but at the people who perhaps don't...
Nothing like a slice of nostalgia
There are few memories as intoxicating as an early love affair, especially when the object of your adoration could perform small miracles to leave you basking in the appreciation of your nearest and dearest. I'm talking of course of the irresistible charms of Angel Delight, those magical packets...
Sample a 17th century supper
The inaugural Jonathan Swift Festival begins this week, running from November 23-26, 350 years after the birth of Dublin's best-known writer, satirist and poet. As a champion of the rights of the poor, his actions earned him the Freedom of the City of Dublin. His best-known work of...
Food news: Give thanks at twelve
Actor Simon Delaney - who has appeared in television shows as diverse as The Good Wife and Coronation Street - was the nearly man of Celebrity MasterChef, impressing judges Robin Gill and Daniel Clifford with his technique and confidence.