Sharon Greene’s wild shrubs are made with foraged wild berries, flowers, herbs and crab-apples picked on her family farm

Sharon Greene’s wild shrubs can be sipped or used in dressings, marinades or as a seasoning

Jamaican/British musician and chef  Levi Roots brings a taste of the Caribbean to The Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Smoke will be rising, beer bottles clinking and music playing when The Big Grill Festival arrives in Dublin 4 next month

Ballynahinch Castle hotel in Connemara has had a facelift that includes the addition of this picturesque terrace for summer dining and cocktails

Dine by the water in Ballynahinch, a Wilde meal, try buckwheat and chickpea pasta, order chocolate from Co Clare

 Michael Kelly launching the #GrowItYourSelfie fundraiser with   growers Shona Du Bois and Karen O’Donohoe. Photograph: Mary Browne

Fundraiser aims to raise €100,000 for GROW HQ in Waterford

Munroe’s jerk seasoning  with Teeling whiskey

Keen Nutrition, nut butters, Munroe’s Teeling jerk seasoning and Alchemy’s raw deal

Tony Divito and Joanne Gibney  of Cocobrew

The ‘bulletproof’ style coffee is on sale at today’s new lunchtime food market at George’s Quay in Dublin city centre

Conor Dempsey, chef patron at Amuse on Dublin’s Dawson Street, is offering a new range of set menus

A new tasting menu, lamb delivery, food festival and healthy eating books for children

Alain Ducasse (right),  with sous chef Romain Meder at the Plaza Athénée, is one of 37 top chefs swapping their restaurant for a mystery one where they will cook dinner tomorrow evening. Photograph: Pierre Monette

The creative forces behind 37 of the world’s top restaurants are swapping kitchens, homes and even families . . . for one night on(...)

 Scholarship winner Epi Rogan  with Lynda Booth  of Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

Epi Rogan’s beef cheeks dish wins her a place on a three-month professional course

Frédéric Souty,  master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery on Exchequer Street

Restuarant openings and reinventions, baking hot bread and the pleasures of pumpkin seed oil

Domini Kemp’s Asian Gazpacho. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Asian and Middle Eastern inspired no-cook savoury dishes and summer berry ices that won’t keep you chained to the stove

Book-ears by Orla Kerr

Cake decorating, marking out recipes, FitzGerald feast, floral workshop and afternoon tea with seafood

Andrew Rudd, who is hosting a series of tasting evenings in the former Venu restaurant premises on Anne’s Lane in Dublin 2.

Entertaining evenings, a new food market and the ultimate spice kit

Daniel Wilson of the Huxtaburger chain in Australia constructs his carefully, Joe Macken of Jo’Burger says beef is best, and Bren(...)

Monica Galetti, who until recently was sous chef at Le Gavroche, and is a presenter on Masterchef: The Professionals, is the star performer in the Electrolux Taste Theatre on Sunday afternoon

Win tickets to the food festival tomorrow and see Masterchef’s Monica Galetti in action

Buying spices at Dubai’s food market. Photograph: Getty

The UAE mecca for absurdly luxury hotels and shopping malls is also home to a mouth-watering assortment of exotic foods

Sticky, tasty rotisserie chicken from Poulet Bonne Femme - perfect for summer picnics

Everything you need for the perfect barbecue, from the tools to top tips

Kieran and Sean Murphy  of Murphy’s Ice Cream who have been harvesting Dingle’s rainwater and turning it into sorbets

A foraging masterclass, rainwater sorbet and a slick idea for olive oil

The Fruit People: a fruit and healthy snack  delivery company set up by brothers Brian and Barry Dennis

Mouth-watering food trails not to be missed, cookery course for busy people and fruit on the go

Dr Prannie Rhatigan  will be out and about with a seaweed identification tour

Seaweed festival, Bloom for foodies, Aldi’s baby food range and Supervalu’s ‘best beef ever’

Fuchsia Dunlop will be doing a three-hour demonstration as well as a talk about her books and her “essential flavours” at the Ballymaloe Litfest. Photograph: Jonathan Perugia

Fuchsia Dunlop, the first foreigner to train at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, loves the simplicity of Chinese cooking (...)

Fun on the fringe at Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

This year’s Litfest promises lots of authors and chefs – and you can taste their food and take home their recipes

Sarah McNally and Liadain Kaminska  will launch The Market Kitchen at the Dublin city centre market

Dine at the Tramyard in Dalkey; rise for the dawn chorus in Meath; eat fresh in Temple Bar; quick quinoa for kids

Yeats Season afternoon tea at The Merrion Hotel coincides with the  150th anniversary of the poet’s birth and features three new creations from pastry chef Paul Kelly

Brunch is growing in popularity in Dublin, but the grande dame of afternoon tea is fighting back

Is it food or is it art, or is food art? New exhibition on design in food opens at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on Friday. Photograph: Chloe Rutzerveld

National Craft Gallery to host ‘eating experiences’ as part of design in food exhibition

Stephen Gibson of Pichet restaurant will be cooking the main course for 800 diners at the RAI Irish Restaurant Awards

Industry figures out in force for the Irish Restaurant Awards 2015

 Restaurateur and food activist Alice Waters of Chez Panisse in California will be a speaker at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine (May 15th-17th). Photograph: Amanda Marsalis

Share your top cooking tip or favourite family recipe and you could be joining a class at the cookery school

A ileen Burke, former sommelier at The Greenhouse, has joined  Spanish food and wine shop Black Pig in Donnybrook

Moves in the wine world; good food karma; win with Waterford Stanley; Dax’s charitable donation

Fermented drinks are a food fashion that’s really taking off. Photograph: Getty

Make kombucha, kefir and kvass in your kitchen

London restaurateur Richard Corrigan is in Dublin today to receive a Taste Icon Award for his work in promoting Irish produce

Chefs Michel Roux junior and Monica Galetti reunite to headline the culinary event

Goodalls and Odlums are searching for the baker of Ireland’s best scone

If you think you do, or know someone who does, there’s €1,000 to be won

Mary McEvoy (left) giving tips to Lyn Moloney and Claire Walsh at Slice of Heaven in Kilkenny city. Photograph: Pat Moore

Breadmaking in Dublin, getting ready for Listowel Food Fair, another culinary school for Kilkenny and €11,000 for Dublin Simon Com(...)

Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena is one of six chefs filmed in their restaurant kitchens for a new docu-series made by David Gelb, who also made Jiro Dreams of Sushi

What goes on in the kitchens of top chefs? Netflix docu-series follows six of the best including Massimo Bottura, Magnus Nilsson a(...)

Hélène Darroze, who commutes between her restaurants in Paris and London, has been voted best female chef in the world 2015.

Hélène Darroze is voted best female chef 2015

Try a flight of skin-contact or ‘orange’ wines with a duck canape at Stanley’s in Dublin 2, during next week’s Dublin Wine Fest. Photograph: Valentina Alvarez

Restaurants and wine bars offering special deals, events and food and wine pairings

Gourmet picnics to take to the races

Gourmet food and drink hampers to take to Punchestown

Simon Higgins of Fighter Food

Meals that pack a punch, Serrano ham at Lidl, detox at The Finishing School, grow your own in the workplace and Mediterranean foo(...)

The spikey hair may be gone,  but the cheeky grin  is still there  . . . TV chef Gary Rhodes has devised a recipe for a Dublin takeaway

The UK chef and TV presenter has designed a dish for a Thai takeaway in Dublin

Seafood and spoken word . . . Kai Restaurant and Café in Galway is putting on a literary supper

Galway restaurant stages literary seafood supper as part of Cúirt festival

A galaxy of culinary stars shone on and off piste at this year’s competition

Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan have opened a restaurant and takeaway at 6 Queen Street in Smithfield, alongside the Luas tracks

Baking courses, fish and chips and slow food

Clodagh McKenna is taking her Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen concept to London

Irish restaurateur and food writer launches pop-up in department store

Parmesan affineur Giorgio Cravero, who supplies cheese to Sheridans Cheesemongers, will demonstrate how to cut open a 36kg full wheel, and there’ll be cheese and wine tasting too

Free tickets to a cheese and wine night with a difference

Cocu on Upper Baggot Street  is  responding to the growing demand for healthy food that’s interesting and well-sourced

Irish culinary student wins top Spanish prize; healthy eating; barista classes in Cork

Söder+Ko is an all-day cafe bar and restaurant on South Great George’s Street in Dublin that mixes Asian food with a Scandinavian influenced drinks list, in a very chilled environment

A Scandin-Asian fusion restaurant opens in Dublin, Galway Food Festival and a lovely little ode to the potato

Everything is Irish on the breakfast menu at Pembroke Townhouse,  in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, with  plenty of scones, cakes, and traditional breads, all made in-house. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Fully Irish in Ballsbridge; fantastic al fresco in Dún Laoghaire; glass zapable from Tesco; and all pig all day in Kilkenny

A Kinfolk gathering in Australia. The lifestyle publication is running an event in Ireland next week.

International lifestyle publication Kinfolk is coming to Dublin for a shoot

It’s Taste of France day tomorrow, when 1,500 traditional menus will be served in 150 countries on five continents – including Thornton’s restaurant in Dublin

An event begun in 1912 by Auguste Escoffier is being revived tomorrow, when restaurants in 150 countries on five continents join i(...)

Dolores O’Halloran in Sydney misses “colcannon made with curly kale with a big knob of butter for dinner . . . in the middle of the day”.

The taste of home can mean anything from a slice of buttered batch to the full Irish stew. Readers tell Marie-Claire Digby about t(...)

Emily Grubb, from Dromana House,  at the launch of the West Waterford Festival of Food. Photograph:  Robbie Reynolds

West Waterford Festival of Food, ‘Deliciously Irish’ cooking, an Easter egg trail in Dublin and Galway food fight

Jeremy Clarkson . . . has  retreated to the kitchen, according to his daughter

Lights, camera, cooker – keeping the show on the road

‘Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen’ (Kyle Books, £19.99) is a beautifully shot, modern and sophisticated look at contemporary Irish cuisine

In her new book, Clodagh McKenna presents a modern take on Irish cuisine

‘I believe there’s a cook in everyone – they just need to be shown how,’ says our new food columnist, JP McMahon

Skeaghanore duck breast and confit with carrot and apple served at the Irish Food Writers’ Guild awards lunch at l’Ecrivain restaurant

Winners of 21st IFWG awards are among the most hard working and visionary food producers in Ireland

Karl Purdy, coffee expert and owner of Coffeeangel

Coffee has been in the news this week, with claims that it can prevent heart disease, but are we drinking more of it as a result? (...)

Food Writers’ Guild winner Birgitta Curtin, who is hosting a smoked salmon supper club in Dublin.

Birgitta Curtin smoked salmon talk and comparative tasting sesssion coming to Hatch & Sons in Dublin

Berries at Bibi’s Cafe in Portobello photographed by Yelp contributor “Laureline”

Enter your best food photographs for an exhibition in Dublin next week

Actor Jenny Dickson and solicitor Gerald Keane will be cooking for a good cause  in Ouzo’s, Blackrock

And if you want to query the bill, ask for David McWilliams

Maria Lucia Bakes Granola

Unbeetable soup, grand granola, and a tasty musical accompaniment

Smoked meats at Tankardstown House, Slane

Smoking ideas, eating out in Waterford and soup with a heart

A selection of plates, bowls and utensils used at Noma Japan, now for sale online

You may not have been lucky enough to snag a reservation at the pop-up, but you can still buy into the experience

Temple Garner’s scallops  baked in the half shell with mashed potato, creamy crab peperonata, basil and Parmesan on the launch menu for Dine In Dublin

Capital restaurants compete for your business with cut-price offers, set menus and special events

Ballymaloe’s new pickled  Irish beetroot

Ballymaloe beetroot, Dim Sum at home, perfect pancakes, Chinese new year, ordering in Anair

Cian O’Higgins, digital marketing executive for Compass Group Ireland which looks after catering at the Aviva, giving the new online ordering system a trial run

New App aims to take the pain out of waiting in line for refreshments at sporting and musical events

Wine and food writer Fiona Beckett

Wine and food writer Fiona Beckett and wine maker Dante Cecchini coming to Dublin

The Butlers Valentine’s heart tin has 19 milk, white and dark filled chocolate hearts

Sweet treats for your sweetheart, new names in the Miele kitchen

Can a healthy dose of chillies spice up your love life, or might they be just too hot to handle?

Cook up a passion potion in the kitchen with this Valentine’s Day menu

Bring your own food to the Café Royal and the chefs will personalise a menu for you, for a fee

Café Royal invites diners to bring their own ingredients with them

Irish brown bread: is it the best in the world?

Tanora? Colcannon? Blaas? We want to know what products, dishes and drinks you think are unique to Ireland

Musician Jerry Fish and broadcaster Hector O’hEochagain (seated), along with Jack Marks and James Doherty of the Booka Brass Band, launching the  third Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Three-day celebration of craft beers and good food, with music and rugby on the side

What’s For Pudding, a cake company run by mother and son Catriona and Rory Flaherty

Cook Japanese, pudding pleasure, an Italian retreat at home, young chef competition

Padraig Og Gallagher of The Boxty House and Kevin O’Toole of Chameleon Restaurant launching the Temple Bar Taste Trail

Next weekend you can sample the best that 10 restaurants in the area have to offer, in bargain priced small plate portions

 Trashed, the documentary feature on the problem of waste on a worldwide scale, presented by Jeremy Irons, will be screened at Clonakilty’s “Food Rescue” free lunch on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Food Rescue’ event aims to highlight the issue of food waste and demonstrate how it can be avoided by cooking lunch with ‘expired(...)

Bord Bia’s new Pork Deliciously Versatile campaign has recipes for all cuts and joints of pork

Crispy pork crackling, Little Milk Company cheeses, Irish beef short ribs and new world wines versus old world

Ricardo, Marion and Antonio Cavaliere of Rinuccinii restaurant in Kilkenny, which is celebrating 25 years in business this year Riccardo, Marion and Antonio Cavaliere

Italian anniversary in Kilkenny; Matcha tea with ginseng; healthy treats in January; work with Irish food

Steven Lamb, part of the River Cottage enterprise in the UK headed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, is to open the School of Food in Thomastown tomorrow

River Cottage TV star and author Steven Lamb to officiate at launch ceremony

Restaurateur Asheesh Dewan

Sale of city centre building forces Indian restaurant to shut up shop, but owner has his eyes set on expansion

The Madigan family won an award for Compassion in World Farming for their Kilkenny rosé veal

Madigan’s of Kilkenny’s gentle rosé veal; butchery in Avoca; slow-cooking tips

 Fringe Festival at the Big Shed at last year’s Ballymaloe Litfest. Photograph:  Joleen Cronin

Ballymaloe Litfest, a special year in Scotland, Little Christmas in Limerick

British food writer Xanthe Clay will chair a conference on food tourism in Belfast in February

Industry event ‘aims to get producers and restaurateurs working together’

Luminosity will be lighting up Dublin landmarks during the three-day New Year Festival Dublin (December 30th-January 1st), and there will be a 3D light installation at the  food village at Barnardos Square

Concerts, a live music trail, culture, art and spoken word events . . . and a place to refuel

Natural honeycomb candlesticks and lip balm from Brookfield Farm

Bees at Brookfield Farm, cookbooks, Donnybrook fair cookery demonstration, Lismore biscuits and Barry’s Tea

Creative hampers that don’t get bulked out with things you’ll probably never use

 Stanley’s restaurant, St Andrew’s Street, Dublin. Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

Here are four new Dublin restaurants that just might not laugh at you for having the temerity to look for a table without a reserv(...)

 Johnny Cooke in his new deli, Cooke’s Kitchen, in Monkstown, Co Dublin

Order a Mediterranean Christmas feast to go

Martin Shanahan (left), owner of Fishy Fishy Cafe & Restaurant with Gerard Collier, winner of BIM’s Fishmonger of the Year competition. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Masterclass with Martin Shanahan of Fishy Fishy among the prizes awarded to finalists

Tefal’s range of pans with detachable handles and stackable lids

Stacking pans, make your own cheese, National Craft Fair, wine winner

A “pop-down” restaurant featuring food from Super Miss Sue, 777, Dillinger’s and The Butcher Grill will open underneath the Drury Street car park on December 11th

Temporary ‘pop-down’ restaurant will offer signature dishes from Super Miss Sue, 777, Dillinger’s and The Butcher Grill

Neven Maguire (left) celebrating his win in the cookbook category at the Irish Book Awards  with television presenter Graham Norton

Chef’s 11th book is about getting good food on the table, fast

Chef Jessica Murphy talks about home and spending Christmas answering panicked phonecalls on how to cook turkey

By the time December 25th comes around, most chefs will have served hundreds of Christmas dinners, so how do they celebrate at hom(...)

Head chef Gary O’Hanlon talks about hating brussels sprouts and looking forward to his first Christmas as a dad

Have dinner with Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca at El Celler de Can Roca and taste a different whisky from The Macallan distillery with each of the 14 courses.

Gingerbread house studded with gems, dinner with the Roca brothers and one-off whiskies from The Macallan distillery

Winter berries on the Thanksgiving menu at the Fitzwilliam Hotel

Christmas presents with bite and a timely Thanksgiving idea

Kieron and Claire Moran of Moran’s Homestore, who make jams and preserves, are among the 30 small food businesses progressing to the advanced level of Food Academy

Small companies secure €10m of retail listings with SuperValu

Chef Kevin Thornton at his home in Ranelagh cooking on his La Cornue stove which was handmade in France to exact specifications. Photograph: Fergal Phillips.

“We don’t really eat out a lot. On Sundays we like to have a big gang over”

Chef Ross Lewis at home in Blackrock, Co Dublin.  The kitchen is dominated by a central island fitted with a row of Gaggenau appliances – five gas hobs, a cooking plate or plancha and a big oven. Photograph: Eric Luke

“I cook on a Sunday night or a Monday night”

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