Celebrating the announcement of the three-year sponsorship of the Ballymaloe Litfest by Kerrygold, with a cup of tea and some hot buttered scones, are festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe LitFest takes place from May 16th-18th. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The 2nd annual Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine is to be sponsored for the next three years by Kerrygold. Kevin Lane, CEO (...)

Last year’s Taste of Dublin food festival attracted 24,500 people, and it is hoped  attendance could reach 30,000 this year. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A fire pit, a bake-off and cheaper ticket prices are among the features of this year’s Taste of Dublin food festival, which runs from June 12th(...)

Ab Fab lobster rollThe no-reservations, queues-out-the-door Burger & Lobster chain has infiltrated the glossy Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols in Kni(...)

Safefood suggests lunch boxes contain two portions from the cereals and bread group, one portion from the meat or ‘meat alternative group’, one portion of dairy and at least one portion of fruit or vegetable. Photograph:Getty Images

As busy parents know, the need to plan a healthy, nutritious and inspiring lunch box each day can take some planning. Add to that the question of alle(...)

Reducing or cutting out salt altogether can held lower your blood pressure
Know your numbers

Very often when we think of healthy eating we think of deprivation and cutting back. It seemed to me this week that it is not about eating very little(...)

Five quick and tasty soups from the kitchen of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School. “Soups are a great fall back and they freeze well.”Photograph: Gill & Macmillan

Catherine Fulvio’s food philosophy is simple – “Eat well. Be well.” But as a busy chef and mother of two, the proprietor of Ballyknocken House and Coo(...)

Chef  Catherine Fulvio and Irish rugby star Leo Cullen help launch  The Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town initiative in Wicklow town.  Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

An innovative health initiative will be launched in Wicklow this evening. Healthy Town, a collaboration between The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare,(...)

Kevin Thornton was at the Theatre of Food to bring a touch of gourmet to the Electric Picnic. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Kevin Thornton and Catherine Fulvio were at the Theatre of Food to bring a touch of gourmet to the Electric Picnic. Here Kevin shows how camping cook(...)

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  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

Healthy Town is a unique collaboration between the Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare designed to harness community spirit and expert knowledge to s(...)

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?I do. I try to balance diet and exercise as much as I can. Like anybody running their own business, I tend t(...)