Dean & DeLuca has arrived in Brown Tomas, Dublin

Food File: Cork is better with butter; producers win prizes; and the Kemps hand over the reins

There was a rocky moment, but Dubliner Alison O’Reilly stays put to cook another day in the BBC MasterChef kitchen

‘MasterChef has changed my life for the better,’ says the exiting contestant

Donegal Airport’s runway, voted second most scenic in the world. Photograph: Owen Clarke

Regular users of the Carrickfinn strip point to its scenic surroundings and dramatic approach

International school fees for a six-year-old can cost up to $2,783 (€2,550). Photograph: Getty Images

Cost of sending a child to international school varies by up to $2,464 per month

The breakfast buffet at Ballynahinch Castle in Co Galway – winner of the 4-star hotel category – where ‘breakfast is a high point of the experience’, according to the judging panel

Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards recognise the Irish breakfast, a ‘gem beyond price’

After nine years at Restaurant FortyOne, Graham Neville has moved on

Graham Neville moves to Dax, while Peter Byrne takes over at Restaurant FortyOne

Finbarr Higgins, executive chef at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road,   will be on canapé duty at the 9th annual Irish Restaurant Awards.

Clayton Hotel hosts 9th annual Irish Restaurant Awards

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly’s calm approach and  creative cooking has secured her a place in the final 12 in BBC MasterChef where she is joined by Shauna Kelly, originally from Sligo.

Both women make it through to the next round, but there is drama along the way

John Relihan – formerly head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa BBQ restaurant – who will be at the Big Grill BBQ Festival

‘Low and slow’ cooking takes centre stage at the fourth Big Grill festival, with added pigs’ heads, ‘sexed up shwarma’ and craft b(...)

New Yorker James Morrissey and his wife, Kaitlin, arriving at the Guinness Storehouse to spend the night in a specially created 'bedroom' in the Gravity Bar

The tourist attraction has been transformed into a luxury penthouse, for one night only

Shauna Kelly, origially from Sligo, is through to the knockout rounds in BBC MasterChef

Knockout rounds begin tonight. Cooks from Sligo and Dublin are among the favourites to win

The late Veronica Steele, founder of Milleen's Cheese and one of the pioneers of the Irish farmhouse cheese movement

Cork food outlets celebrate Veronica Steele, founder of the original Irish farmhouse cheese

Finn Ní Fhaoláin: describes herself as “a small, bubbly blonde with the energy levels of a Labrador”, but it wasn’t always thus. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Being diagnosed coeliac changed food for Finn Ní Fhaoláin forever

Chef Viv Kelly and his team from the neighbouring Roadside Tavern will be moving into the Burren Storehouse to cook a Burren Slow Food banquet as paret of the food festival next month. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan

Food file: This week's food news, including new gin tastings and artisan dairy products at Burren Slow Food Festival

Darina Allen: “Let’s stop treating soil like dirt”.

Irish support sought for European Citizens’ Initiative petition to protect soils

Dublin and Cork  feature in a rating of worldwide cities popular with  millennials as places to live  and  to visit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich head the table, with Dublin 33rd and Cork 61st

Banana makes its way into butter chicken, from the Fyffes Kitchen pop-up on

The pop-up makes starters, main courses, sides, desserts and drinks with the fruit, with proceeds going to children's hospital

A new report reveals that 67 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds  said they made breakfast at home five times a week. “Cooking” breakfast from scratch could be anything from making a smoothie to frying a full Irish. Photograph: Getty Images

Child portions are too big, breakfast is in, and we still love a Sunday roast, report reveals

Caryna Camerino of Camerino Bakery will be doing an Easter cake decorating demo on Saturday, April 15th

Food File: Pottery and ceramics sale in Kilkenny and smoking hot salmon in Cork

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner ... his review  of Le Cinq in Paris has been viewed online  1.2 million times since being published on Sunday. Photograph:

Reaction to Jay Rayner’s searing critique of Le Cinq, the Michelin three-star restaurant in Paris

Ireland’s rugby squad train at Carton House. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Carton House is the training home to some of the country's elite sports teams, where it caters to the needs of professional footb(...)

‘Over 1,000 eggs were cracked in the making of this book.’ Photograph: Ali Allen

Cooking techniques, from boiling, poaching and scrambling, through to preparations are explained in detail

Spanish Wine Week: roll out the barrel.

Food File: Try a vegan feast, an app to aid your BBQ and Galway welcomes two major food events

Lilliput Stores, one of a number of stops on a new walking food tour of the Stoneybatter neighbourhood in Dublin 7. Photograph: Eric Luke

Food File: Try a walking food tour in Dublin 7, a fermentation workshop and celebrate with a Dalkey shop

Dr Coy’s 12 solid chocolate eggs

An egg a day keeps the doctor away . . . in theory

Cúán Greene at the entrance to  Noma restaurant in Copenhagen with his aunt, Doireann de Buitléar. Photograph: Peter Walsh

When the renowned Copenhagen restaurant opens a pop-up in Tulum, Mexico next month, Cúán Green will be in the (outdoor) kitchen (...)

Niall Moloney, founder of Pow Cow, Alison Cummins, co-founder of the Wicked Food Company and Conor Coughlan, founder of Black Twist, three of the eight companies that brought new products to market with the help of Food Works 2016.

A food enterprise programme helps start-ups get their product from conception to counter

How to always have the perfect avocado on hand, brunch and jewellery, and the best cheesy recipes

The Guinness Storehouse is putting a secret (liquid) ingredient into its burgers this St Patrick’s weekend

Prawns any way you want them, Kerry mutton pies, Jamaican jerk whiskey crisps, Guinness burgers and Irish beef rendang baozi

Bloggers and writers Russell Alford and Patrick Hanlon of GastroGays are new additions to the Murphia List

The Hot Dinners Murphia List 2107: Chefs, restaurateurs, writers, brewers, butchers and more

Gareth (Gaz) Smith, centre, new owner of Michael’s Italian in Mount Merrion, with chefs Gul Azam left and Ahmer Ansari

Ham on the bone for St Patrick’s Day and new chef at the helm in Mount Merrion

She’s the one: Judges Robin Gill and Daniel Clifford with Celebrity MasterChef winner Niamh Kavanagh

Her cheesecake bowled over the judges to take the Celebrity MasterChef 2017 title

Pick a winner: Celebrity MasterChef finalists Oisín McConville, Niamh Kavanagh and Simon Delaney

What time is it on, what are they cooking and who’s going to win?

Winners of the 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards:  Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer (front) with  Conor and Viki Mulhall, The Little Milk Company,  Breda Butler, Cuinneog,  Ger and Mag Kirwan, Goatsbridge Trout Farm,  Anthony Creswell, Ummera Irish Smokehouse, and Antony Jackson, Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Irish Food Writers’ Guild name their top things to eat and drink in 2017

Steve Toman and Alain Kerloc’h’s Ox restaurant is doing a London pop-up on St Patrick’s Day

Pop-ups at home and abroad will offer Peruvian ceviche, three-month aged beef, African vegan food, and butter on everything

Paul Flynn travelled to Kent to sign up Stephen Harris as guest chef for this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food

Food file: RTÉ’s ‘Tastes Like Home’ to return for new series, and wild garlic pesto from Wexford

Fingers crossed ... but good luck isn’t enough to keep Colm O’Gorman in the MasterChef kitchen

Soggy seafood salad leads to a surprise eviction from the kitchen for the over ambitious chef

A surfer  in Strandhill Co Sligo  – one of three non-Blue Flag beaches  on the TripAdvisor list. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Banna, Inchdoney, Strandhill ... Users of the website like their Irish beaches rugged

Tetyana Vysochan, breakfast chef; Tom Flavin, executive chef and Janet McNamara, pastry chef, perfecting their flipping action at the Limerick Strand hotel. Photograph: Alan Place

If frying stacks of pancakes isn’t for you, here is how to enjoy them without the washing up

 Ross Lewis, chef and owner, with Eric Matthews, head chef at Chapter One. Photographs: Alan Betson

From early morning deliveries to taking care of VIP guests, ensuring seamless service and a beer tax for chefs who make mistakes, (...)

Pickle restaurant’s Holi tiffin box

The latest food news from around the country

Marqette in Dublin Airport Terminal 1 serves up to 5,000 passengers and staff every day

Martin Shanahan recipes on the menu at Cork airport, while pop-ups may be just the ticket in Dublin

The Dine In Dublin Taste Tour bus takes to the streets from this Friday lunchtime

Great food deals in the capital this week, as Dine in Dublin takes to the streets, and you can get cut-price bubbly

Jordan Bourke: “This has been one of my favourite books to write. I hope it pushes people a little bit out of their comfort zone – in a good way.”

The Irish chef and writer’s latest book is all about getting people into baking and fermenting

Olive’s Room in St Anne’s Park

Food File: Supper in the park, souped up chicken stock, wild weekend in Connemara, joy of pulses

A bird in the hand ... Singer Mundy is the latest contestant to leave the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen

There is no chorus sung, but the singer definitely has the last word in the kitchen

Chef and co-owner Damien Grey (left) and general manager and co-owner Andrew Heron, at Heron & Grey restaurant in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Heron & Grey to start taking online bookings with empty reservations book

 Lewis Cummings of Kerala Kitchen

Indian cafe celebrated its first birthday, Audrey McDonald hits the road again, seaweed snacks, special interest breaks at Kelly’(...)

 Dine in Dublin, which will run on February 27th-March 5th, will be launched in the Mansion House today (Tuesday). Photograph: Andres Poveda

More visitors to the capital are in search of a good meal than a shopping spree or a pint

Not even  tips from patisserie expert Claire Clark could keep Evelyn Cusack in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen this week. Photograph: TV3

Dessert week brings job offers for some and burnt toast for others

The Gin School at Listoke Distillery in Co Louth: classes last for three hours, cost €95, and can be booked online.

How about creating a tipple, going to a buffet disco or being sorted for Valentine’s Day?

Green gold ... extra virgin olive oil

Single estate, new harvest are the things to look for – and they’re made by winemakers, Irish restaurateurs and skilled enthusias(...)

Nadia Forde has become the latest contestant to exit Celebrity Masterchef. Photograph: TV3

In the latest episode, the amateur chefs were faced with a question - where is the beef?

Jess Murphy, chef proprietor at Kai in Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Plus a bash at Ballymaloe and vegetarian and vegan recipes for people who like meat

Make a spice bag at home with this recipe from chef Kwanghi Chan

To celebrate Chinese New Year, chef Kwanghi Chan has created a recipe for the takeaway favourite and internet sensation

Mei Chin and Kwanghi Chan are doing a hands-on masterclass in Chinese cooking at Cooks Academy in Dublin  as part of the 10th Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As Chinese New Year approaches, a Chinese food writer and chef duo living in Ireland aim to promote better Chinese-Irish relations(...)

One thing we learned from week two: Samantha Mumba has celebrity chef written all over her

Chefs JP McMahon and Ross Lewis will cook a 10-course dinner in Galway  next month. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Can’t get a reservation at Chapter One? Like to try Nathan Outlaw’s food without travelling to Cornwall ... read on

Chinese New Year, the year of the rooster, is being celebrated at a two-week festival of culinary, cultural, musical and sporting events in Dublin

Welcome the arrival of the year of the rooster with a rousing celebration

Some of the seafood featuring in the most expensive take away in Ireland

Dublin restaurant's dish is ninth most expensive item on Deliveroo delivery service; plus romantic food tours, chef moves, afterno(...)

Paul Walsh

And see what happens when chefs swap kitchens

Single-udder butter – the acme of artisam, or a food trend too far? Photograph: Alan Betson

Here are some of the winners and losers in the food industry crystal ball lottery

Donal Skehan’s version of Martha Stewart’s one-pan pasta, the most read recipe of 2016 at

Top recipe at earns 1.7 million views on YouTube

 US president-elect Trump’s private airplane meal of choice? A  bucket of KFC chicken

A selection box of surprising snippets, little known facts and tasty morsels

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan’s unusual saffron meringue cake

A look back at the delicious cakes, biscuits, puddings and pies we’ve cooked – and talked about – this year

Donal Skehan’s harissa baked eggs

Cast off the cosy Christmas cocoon and invite a gang over for these tasty meals

Hampshire breed ham from SuperValu: the result of a project to produce “a superior meat”.

Mini-breakfast bacon cups from M&S and lemons, cream and butter may be handy

Sean Smith’s lobster bisque before the soup is poured on. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Crab claws with clementine, pomegranate and rosemary butter; Lobster Bisque; Auntie Maureen’s plum pudding and more delicious reci(...)

Donal Skehan, centre, whose latest offering Eat. Live. Go. Fresh Food Fast is highly recommended, along with four more of our suggestions for Christmas gifts.

A mixed bag of goodies, from Dublin cafe food to Indian recipes made simple

Taste of Success finalists waiting to hear who has won the €100,000 prize. Mentor Domini Kemp with her contestants William Murray and James Kavanagh and winning contestant Michele Kilkenny with mentor JP McMahon.

Meat pie sees off challenge from banana bread and earns its creator €100,000

Apple adds more than 100 new emojis, to include a wider variety of food, expressions and female characters

The line-up for the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars which will begin on RTÉ One on January 8th

RTE's Strictly-style reality show signs up 11 celebrities including Eva Orsmond and Katherine Lynch

Éabha Campbell,  has become Aldi’s youngest supplier with Éabha’s Muffins. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

National Junior Baker 2016 winner’s spiced fruit muffins go on sale in 128 shops

Butter: no reference to it in new healthy eating  food pyramid. Photograph: Getty Images

Vegetables and fruit replace bread, pasta, cereals and rice as foods to be eaten most

  Maria and David Flynn of Ballymakenny Heritage Potatoes, near Termonfekin, who grow unusual violet and red potatoes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Growers are tempting top restaurants with purple potatoes, microgreens and coloured beets

Sean Kelly has developed a unique method for ageing sirloin steaks for 56 days. Photograph by David Ruffles

Cheffy fad or real deal? How meat from elderly cows that’s hung for months caught on

Surfers on Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pristine beaches and offshore islands ensure our county tops list of must-go destinations

A white pizza has the distinct advantage, where small, messy, wandering fingers are concerned, of not having any tomato sauce on top

If you’re settling down with the little ones to watch the Late Late Toy Show, we’ve got the best food for little fingers

Michael “Jim” Delligatti the Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac in 1967, has died aged 98.

The Pennsylvania franchisee opened 47 branches of the fast food store

Truffle ... love it or hate it? Photograph: Getty Images

Food Court: As Food Month comes to an end, Marie-Claire Digby and Lilly Higgins voice opinions for and against truffles, and contr(...)

Speciality drinks from the Christmas range at Insomnia

Post-coded raw honey, gluten-free pastry, festive coffee cups and a flavours market

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving?

Healthy roasted roots curry chips from Piply will be on sale at Eatyard

You'll be able to give your verdict when a new street food market opens in the capital tomorrow, with a rotating selection of 10 t(...)

Chicken flatbread with tzatziki from Tang

There’s no price tag attached, but donations to Unicef's #CookForSyria will be welcome at the fundraiser at Tang yoghurt cafe

Ice and easy: Kevin Dundon shows off his Christmas cake.

The TV chef and owner of Dunbrody House in Co Wexford shares his favourite recipe

Pictured launching ‘Orchard in an Hour’ are Karen O’Donohoe, Paul Giles, Leigh McCann and Stacey Claffey, students from Salsian College Celbridge. GIY have teamed up with SAP Landscapes to donate fruit trees which will see 100 orchards simultaneously planted across the country on November 26th

Plan to plant 100 new orchards at 11am on Saturday, November 26th

Eimantas Zvirblis, one of the BIM Young Fishmongers of the Year. Photograph: John Sheehan

The inaugural BIM awards recognise outstanding performance in the Irish seafood sector

 Dr Jane Stout of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan steering group and Jim O’Toole, Bord Bia’s director of sustainable development, with an insect hotel that provides shelter for insects. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Irish businesses asked to support a campaign to halt the decline in the bee population

Norwegian cheesemaker Gunnar Waagen whose Kraftkar blue cheese was crowned world champion  2106

Cow’s milk blue cheese made on family farm beats more than 3,000 entries from 31 countries

The first “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” takes place on November 21st-27th

Italian food week to be marked by 1,300 events in 110 countries

“You’re only as good as the last bit of steak you sold,” says butcher Michael McGrath, whose family has been in business since the 1890s.

US food and travel website The Perennial Plate is making 10 short films about Ireland’s food culture

Snail farmer Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot

An acre of land under snail cultivation can generate potential profit of €20,000, according to Ireland’s snail-breeding pioneer

Karl Whelan (front right) and Will Dempsey (back) co-owners of Hang Dai Chinese restaurant on Camden Street, Dublin, with head chef Bibo Yang. Photograph: Terry McDonagh

From an idea four years ago to opening this week, friends Karl Whelan and Will Dempsey have realised their dream of their own f(...)

Fiona Falconer of Wild About (left) will be demonstrating the versatility of her range of cordials, condiments and preserves at the BITE food festival.

Meet the new Irish Michelin star restaurateurs, drink wine with John Wilson, and listen to chef Catherine Fulvio talk about her (...)

Francesco Mazzei  will be cooking a five-course menu from his cookbook, Mezzogiorno, at Charlotte Quay in Dublin  on November 23rd

Aldi launches impressive kitchenware range: big pans, roasting tray and stove-top kettle

Gather, the new cookery book from Gill Mellor, is prominently displayed on stand, but the couple have not fully adopted the River Cottage chef’s wild food ethos. “We forage in Fallon & Byrne, you can find it all in there.”

A peek at the room where Currabinny chefs prepare their organic goodies

Detail from Irish competitor Anjali Tambde’s decorative flowers cake topper that was voted Best in Show at Cake International

How do you get a Bake Off worthy showstopper to an international cake competition in Birmingham? You bring it with you on a Ryana(...)

Domini Kemp will be sharing insights into building a food business at a Dublin Book Festival event on Friday morning. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Domini Kemp, Rosanna Davison and Garrett Fitzgerald share the secrets of their success at a free seminar in Dublin

Lucky Khambyle, Aissatou Sow and Ellie Kisyombe,  staff at Our Table at the  Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Actor Stephen Rea opened Our Table cafe in Dublin, where asylum seekers cook and refugees gain work

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