Why Seamus O'Connell is shutting down The Ivory Tower

Chef and restauranteur Seamus O’Connell is about to close his iconic Cork restaurant. He looks back on 25 years at the helm of The Ivory Tower – and ...

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Wine with Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams I have good news and bad news this week — the bad news is that the SuperValu French wine sale is no more, but the good news is that it has ...

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Restaurant Review: Greene's, MacCurtain Street

When the Celtic Tiger foundered, ‘fine dining’ Greene’s was especially vulnerable but under Bryan McCarthy, they found a head chef capable of creative ...

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Irish gin is growing in popularity – 4 great distilleries to visit

Here’s where to head for the best botanical hit, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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Bake with Michelle Darmody: Afternoon pick-me-ups

Afternoon tea is beautifully and elaborately served in many places around the country and farther afield, writes Michelle Darmody.

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Eat & Move: Derval O'Rourke's healthy, on-the-go, lunch recipes

This week I’m focused on mid week lunches. Recipe wise it’s my sweet potato and tahini dip, plus a healthy vegetarian quesadilla.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

All your up to date food news.

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Like a glass of wine (or three) on a flight? Here’s what booze actually does to your body in the air

Alcohol has a different effect on your body in the air than on the ground. Lauren Taylor looks into the short-term impact of boozing while flying.

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Some like it hot - top eight spicy sauces

Valentine's Day falls next Thursday, a school night when we may not have a lot of time to prepare and tempt our loved ones with complex bites and treats.

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Wines with Leslie Williams: Romantic rosés and seductive reds

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and there is no denying that silky, fragrant wines such as Pinot Noir, Grenache and Viognier can play their part in the noble ...

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Restaurant Review: Variety Jones, 78 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Why do we eat out? For me it is entirely about being fed good quality food — I would prefer pleasant surroundings, but the food comes first. I want flavour ...

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Here is all the latest food news with Joe McNamee

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Bake with Michelle Darmody: Making desserts with rice

To me there is something deliciously comforting about a warm bowl of rice pudding. For others rice pudding brings up dreaded memories of cold coagulated boarding ...

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Eat & Move with Derval O'Rourke: Reach your personal and professional potential

This week I’m sharing a fabulous steak recipe and a light lunch salad option. I’ll chat about reaching your potential in your personal and professional ...

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Darina’s recipes for the Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Are you ready for yet another celebration? These festivities go on for almost a month and red is the magic colour, writes Darina Allen

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Sweet treats to make with kids this Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day in mind, top chef Rachel Allen shares three recipes that are fun for children to make — and eat. By Arlene Harris

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Protein might star in the fitness-nutrition scene, but could you be consuming too much?

We’ve become mildly obsessed with it – but how much is too much? And do we all really need to be glugging protein shakes?

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How to make Chetna Makan’s spicy stuffed okra

An addictive savoury snack.

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Fit Men Cook: Kevin Curry's healthy eating plan definitely not just for men

Flagging on the healthy eating resolution front? Or just need a kick start when it comes to thinking of new things to make for dinner? Kevin Curry might just be ...

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What you need to know about Irish food writer Diana Henry – winner of an André Simon cookbook award

The recipe columnist and author of How To Eat A Peach is massively inspiring.

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Leslie Williams: Frustrating wine regions and weekly suggestions

Bordeaux is one of the most frustrating of all wine regions, mainly because it is also the biggest.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

The exceedingly swish Castlewood House team up with town neighbours Dingle Cookery Schooland photographer Monika Coghlan of Pepperazzi for a Food Styling & Photography ...

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Eat & Move with Derval O’Rourke: Simple swaps to reduce our carbon footprints

This week I’m sharing some simple swaps to help us all become more environmentally aware and reduce our carbon footprints. I’m focussing on plant-based ...

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Restaurant Review: The Castle Café, Blackrock

THOUGH a saltwater baby, half my childhood seemingly passed in the sea playing Man From Atlantis (ask anyone with receding hair and expanding belly), with age I ...

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Bake with Michelle Darmody: Cakes best served warm

MOST cakes benefit from cooling on a wire rack. This allows air to circulate on all sides and stops the soggy bottom effect.

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Darina Allen’s reveals her recipe for the perfect steak

I LOVE a good steak from time to time, not a huge one, but a juicy piece of thick sirloin with crisp yellow fat, cooked medium rare for perfection.

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Growing business: Search is on for Ireland’s next young food entrepreneur

The search is on for Ireland’s next young food entrepreneur — but the up-and-coming breed of Dragons are being asked to go right back to basics and build ...

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5 foods that could help keep joints healthy during colder months

Did you know that a number of foods are linked with reduced inflammation? Liz Connor rounds up five to add to the menu now.

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Why flexi-veganism is the new diet we might all be adopting this year

Can’t handle giving up cheese? This might just be the achievable lifestyle change for you.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

You shall have a fishy, on a little dishy …

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Restaurant review: Bowls by Kwanghi Chan

Bowls by Kwanghi Chan, 56 Marlborough St, Dublin 1.

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Derval O'Rourke: Approaching various types of weight loss and why a good foundation is key

After a lot of research looking at long-term sustainable healthy food habits, I decided doing a ‘foundation’ plan was a really important first step for ...

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Darina Allen: Scones and homemade butter recipes to honour St Brigid

My research into St Brigid mentioned not only dairy but also honey and the tradition of eating a big plate of floury boiled potatoes slathered in rich homemade butter ...

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8 top vegan bites in Cork

Achieving a perfectly balanced diet is more confusing than ever.

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What you need to know about cooking and eating Sichuan cuisine

You might have sampled the spicy cuisine of China’s Sichuan region, but have you tried preparing any of its signature dishes at home?

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Everything you need to know about the grapes you’ve been pronouncing the wrong way

Never feel awkward asking for a bottle again, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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As David Beckham shares Harper’s cooking skills, 10 ways to get back in the kitchen with the kids

Step away from the jars of sauce and get planting herbs, says Jenny Stallard.

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Love food? Create your own herb garden to add flavour and fragrance to your cooking

Even if you have the smallest plot or just a balcony windowsill, grow herbs to perk up your food. Follow our guide to winning combinations.

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Zero Waste Challenge: Darina Allen has the perfect recipes to make leftovers a thing of the past

Want to start a Zero Food Waste challenge in your home? Darina Allen has all you know to know – leftovers will be a thing of the past.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Annual RNLI fundraiser, The Ballycotton Lifeboat Gala Dinner (February 1) at Ballymaloe House, this year kicks up its heels with a Moulin Rouge theme, including ...

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Michelle Darmody: Baking cosy breakfasts to keep the cold weather at bay

AS January slips by there tends to be nights in, on the couch, in our house. This allows for earlier rising on weekend mornings and more time to laze over a long, ...

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Restaurant review: Coffee worthy of a title at Duke’s

SOME time ago, I reviewed a selection of Cork’s very fine range of independent coffee shops.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Two vineyard visits for your holidays

January is the month many of us plan our summer holidays so this week I want to suggest two destinations with a wine focus.

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Eat & Move with Derval O’Rourke: How to fuel marathon training

This week I’m sharing part two of how to fuel your marathon training and performance. Recipe wise it’s my beef stir fry and chunky chicken soup, both ...

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