Vegetable Meatballs and Aubergine Salad. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) only vegetables a meatball. But my recipe for a vegetable version with a very moreish tomato sauce is(...)

Finding and championing a great talent behind the bar is the central idea of the Irish Bartender of the Year competition

(...) recipe. Finding and championing talent behind the bar is the central idea driving Diageo’s World Class(...)

Aubergine Salad

Toss the aubergines in a baking tray in about two tablespoons of olive oil and bake at 180 degrees/gas 4 until golden brown – about 30 minutes or s(...)

Preheat an oven to 180 degrees/gas 4. First, make the "meatballs". Start by blitzing the onion, courgette and carrot on pulse in the food processor(...)

The late Dermot Healy near his home in Ballyconnell West, Co Sligo: “He talked to the postman, walked the lanes, provided feasts, listened to birds and tales of ghosts, watched the play of light, cooks’ hands, glasses raised to lips, fingers moving over the buttons of a concertina and collected jokes, exclamations, sayings, idiomatic twists, shrugs, gestures, the way a thought or feeling broke into a face.” Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) they describe have the feel of myth. But there is no recipe. I’ve wondered as I’ve read them what it(...)

‘Quinoa can be quite trouble-free to grow in Ireland’

(...)’s nutritional value and taste at the same time. This week’s recipe uses quinoa, a gluten-free powerhouse of(...)

The need for transparency goes beyond the final results and, equally, applies to disclosing that a trial is being carried out. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...)’s like baking a cake without a recipe; with infinite attempts, eventually the perfect cake would be(...)

Don Share, Charles Wright and Charles Simic in the Library of Congress, Washington DC: To Simic’s delight and Wright’s great amusement, Share mentioned the recent article in The Irish Times by Maureen Kennelly, Director of Poetry Ireland, in which Simic was quoted as saying: “the recipe for happiness is six words long: ‘For starters, learn how to cook’”

(...) quoted as saying: “the recipe for happiness is six words long: ‘For starters, learn how to cook’”. After(...)

Essaouira, Morocco

(...) later. It took a remarkable Moroccan ruler, Sultan Sidi Mohamed ben Abdellah, to assemble the recipe of(...)

Spiced Lamb

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Over a medium heat, saute the onions for about minutes until they’re translucent. Add the (...)