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 in ‘tips’ for Dublin(...)

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”

Chef Kevin Dundon in  his kitchen in his home at Dunbrody House, Arthurstown, Co Wexford. “It is the perfect space for when we have guests for dinner as I can cook and be part of the party too.” Photograph:  Patrick Browne

“As Catherine and I like to cook together in the kitchen, we have two work spaces”

Chef Paul Flynn at his Kitchen in his home at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The Flynns have gone for a traditional look, and the powder blue Aga fits in perfectly. Photograph: Patrick Browne

“Our kitchen was crafted from a sycamore tree that came down in the Christmas Eve storm of 1997”

From classic Ballmaloe to veggies to mug cakes, there’s something to suit all tastes

Aldi’s Specially Selected Serrano ham, €59.99 to include stand and knife

Both Lidl and Aldi selling whole legs at knockdown prices

Rowley Leigh: “Food doesn’t interest me very much. It’s what I do. I quite like writing, I like reading and I like wine.”

Cafe Anglais chef and ‘Financial Times’ food writer was at the Dublin Food Summit

Fairy lights, chalets & chocolates

Andrew Rudd: his first book offers recipes and tips on catering for a variety of occasions

Andrew Rudd in print, Fallon and Byrne in Dún Laoghaire, a taste of Mexico, game time in Knockranny

Glebe Brethan, a Comté-style, nutty cheese: limited remaining stock is being released and is for sale through Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and from the Tiernan family farm

Butlers chocolate classes, Glebe Brethan cheese, Stript Snacks and fairtrade African goodies

Kinsale Gourmet Academy, a new  cookery school in Ballinacurra House, Kinsale

A new gourmet academy, win a wine night at Ballymaloe, restaurant offers for November, Mexican cuisine

 Tom Parker Bowles has written a new cook book, Let’s Eat Meat.

His mother’s roast chicken ‘smothered in butter, with a lemon shoved where the sun don’t shine’ is his favourite meat, but raw bl(...)

 Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year  finalists  Luke Ahearne (22); John Fitzmaurice (25); Chris Fullam (21); Matthew Logan (22) and Ian Mc Hale (26). Photograph: Maxwells

New generation compete to be crowned top chef, and two of the five finalists come from the same restaurant

Arun Kapil has led a whirlwind life, from the heady music scene of London in the 1980s to business fast-track with his spice-impor(...)

Stephen Brandes, Mick O’Shea and Irene Murphy of Domestic Godless – who are running an interactive cookery class, Blood and Earth

Hallowe’en horrors, young fishmongers, magic mushrooms, birthday bear, beer and food pairing

Chef  Adam Richman, who presents the ‘Man vs Food’ TV show, is on the line-up of speakers at Food Summit, part of the Web Summit which takes place in Dublin on November 4th-6th. Photograph: Getty Images

Delegates will be served three meals a day by Good Food Ireland producers

John Healy of  RTÉ’s The Restaurant and Anne Neary of Ryeland Cookery School will be putting food critics through their paces in a cook-off at Savour Kilkenny on Saturday. Photograph: Pat Moore

Lots on the menu at Savour Kilkenny food festival

Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself  in his kitchen garden in  Dunmore East, Co Waterford

Month-by-month instructions, handy tips, and seasonal recipes from chefs and growers

Tea-inspired candles, a cocktail festival, a Thornton takeaway and foraging in Sardinia

Designer Helen James has teamed up with the retailer to produce a range of kitchenware, textiles and furniture that launches tomor(...)

Barrie Rogers and Debbie Dooly, authors of Cooking with Chia For Dummies, at the book launch in Dublin today. Photograph: Pat Moore

Irish company commissioned to produce a recipe book in the ‘For Dummies’ series

Georgina Campbell (fifth from left) with some of the  winners gathered for the announcement of the Georgina Campbell Awards 2015  in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Georgina Campbell Awards recognise outstanding achievement in hospitality and catering

Try paella and cava at tapas restaurants across Ireland as part of Cava Week

Jamie’s ‘Comfort Food’, Cava Week comes to Ireland, beautiful wedding cakes, a Netflix chef show, meet the makers

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, judges for  Great British Bake Off, the semi-final of which is on BBC One tonight at 8pm

Four bakers face tonight’s patisserie week challenges

Paddy Cosgrave and Margaret Jeffares launching  Food Summit, part of the Web Summit in Dublin in November at which Good Food Ireland will provide a catering service for more than 20,000 delegates

More than 20,000 delegates will be served three meals a day in giant catering hub in Herbert Park

 A buckwheat crepe with creamed leeks, avocado, air-dried tomato and tomato coulis from Gavin McDonagh’s Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh

Artisan appreciation meal, tea for two, plenty more Ottolenghi, curry sauces and cheese offers

Event at the Little Museum of Dublin

From left: Rasam chefs Gagan Dhingra, Dayal Singh Negi, Govindharaj Sundaram and head chef Anubhav Srivastava

Irish diners getting spicy; have the banter in Kinsale; competition for young chefs; food weekend on the shores of Lough Derg

Good Food Ireland’s delegates lunch at the Web Summit in Dublin last year. Photograph: Luca Sartoni

New additions to the tech-fest in Dublin in November are food, sport, film and music

Beetroot burgers

Forget baked beans and frozen pizza and make an impression with these easy vegetarian dishes instead

 Illustrator Pierce Healy’s design for the first in a series of  Clement & Pekoe’s ‘neighbourhood artist cup project’

Mushroom picking season, the Natural Food Kitchen, cups of style, the GIY gathering and an organic fair

Fan-trained apple tree in fruit. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Fancy some real apples rather than techno ones? Here are some delicious apple recipes to get stuck in to, cider to drink and read (...)

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