Raise a glass to Christmas festivities

From wine to after dinner beverages, Leslie Williams unveils his drinks menu for the festive season.

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The best festive desserts to try out this Christmas

Desserts at Christmas aren't just about the traditional cake. Michelle Darmody shares some other options for afters.

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Derval O'Rourke's tips on how to be healthy at Christmas

Derval O’Rourke offers her top 10 tips for a healthier Christmas, along with a couple of her low-calorie lunchtime recipes to fill you up with nutritious food ...

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How to cook the traditional festive feast this Christmas

From starters to the main course, Darina Allen and Rory O’Connell unveil the ultimate Christmas feast – including the traditional turkey and all the ...

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Sweet as pie: The great annual mince pie survey

OUR annual mince pie survey gets the biggest response from readers. This year we looked for pies with flavoursome pastry made with butter, not environmentally dubious ...

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Cork take all three Michelin stars awarded in Ireland this year

Joe McNamee meets the men behind the stars.

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Family restaurants serving up more calories than fast food – here are 8 healthy swaps to make

Don’t get caught out by hidden calories next time you’re dining on-the-go.

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5 Christmas foods that go back further than you think – and 1 that doesn’t

We don’t choose our festive feast – tradition chooses for us.

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Hate sprouts? You might change your mind if you grow your own

Once the scourge of Christmas dinner, it’s time to give sprouts some garden-based TLC, says Hannah Stephenson.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

FoodCloud Hubs is an internationally acclaimed-Irish social enterprise that has pioneered the redistribution of surplus or ‘waste’ food from retailers ...

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Michelle Darmody: Baking with custard

A DELICATE blend of egg yolks, sugar and cream, with the addition of a grating of nutmeg or a scraping of vanilla is the basis of any custard. It seems that people ...

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Wine with Leslie Williams: It's time to talk about fortified wines

With unpredictable colder weather and Christmas almost upon us, it is time to talk about fortified wines.

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Restaurant Review: Farmgate Café, Cork

When renowned former Sunday Times restaurant reviewer AA Gill died of cancer in 2016, I empathised, for him, his wife and young children; most sentient beings would ...

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Try a handmade gift this Christmas - Derval O'Rourke's spiced Christmas almonds

I love this time of year and this week I’m sharing some of my favourite ways to spend my downtime in December. For my recipe, it’s my gingerbread cookies ...

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Darina Allen has the perfect lamb shanks winter warmer recipe for your weekend

WE are so fortunate to still have more than 400 family butchers in Ireland — much fewer than a number of decades ago but nonetheless we are the envy of many ...

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Eat & Move: Making healthy food choices whilst pregnant

This week, Derval O’Rourke is chatting about healthy food choices whilst pregnant which is really important for her at the moment as her baby bump grows!

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Review: Long may Loretta’s Restaurant thrive

Leslie Williams heads to Loretta’s Restaurant in Dublin - a self-described ‘neighbourhood restaurant’.

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The Menu: All the latest in food news with Joe McNamee

Joe McNamee rounds up all the latest news from the food world.

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Wine with Leslie Williams

Growing up in the midlands in the 1970s there was not a lot of wine consumed in our house except at Christmas or when the English cousins arrived in the summer — ...

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Using root vegetables in baking adds flavours to cakes

Michelle Darmody bakes up some delicious treats using root veg.

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Darina Allen: What's in season this time of year?

Root vegetables will be even better in a few weeks’ time, says Darina Allen.

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6 pubs that are doing things differently, and where to find them

With the conventional street corner boozer under near-constant threat, these establishments are redefining what the word ‘pub’ can mean.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Good value wines for parties

As I write this the weather has turned remarkably mild so I’ve abandoned my original topic of winter warming wines in favour of good value wines suitable for ...

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Bake with Michelle Darmody: Stir-up Sunday

Now is the time to get organised if you want to make your own mincemeat, Christmas cake and pudding. You need to give them at least the next few weeks to allow the ...

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

The return of the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair (Dec 5-9) to the RDS offers the opportunity to procure some edible extras for the stocking at the Christmas ...

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Eat & move with Derval O’Rourke: Exercising whilst pregnant and batch cooking

THIS week I’m chatting about exercise and pregnancy. Recipe wise, I’m focusing on batch cooking with my sweet potato shepherd’s pie and a delicious ...

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: Kylie Magner's free range eggs

KYLIE MAGNER grew up on a mixed farm in south-east Australia where she developed her love of the land and animals. There were always chores to do through challenging ...

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Restaurant review: Eden Café

FOR some deeply banal reason — as it doesn’t involve immediate rendition flights to tropical climes, far from November’s draining grey torpor — ...

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Raise your glasses for the return of home brewing

DIY beer is giving craft breweries a run for their money. Joe O’Shea meets the makers.

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Champagne: 6 things you need know to get the best from your glass of bubbles

…And why champagne flutes are no longer in vogue, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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Cookbook review: Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

Ella Walker takes a look at a cookbook filled with celebrity names.

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