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

Grow, Cook, Eat, a new book from Michael Kelly, founder of the Grow It Yourself movement, is that rare thing – a gardening book that doesn’t make the (...)

Caroline Allen: “I guess home cooking can’t be so bad after all - I just have to convince the 11-year-old. At least Lucy the Labrador never turns her nose up at my efforts.”

I had to tell a lie in English class today,” said the 11-year-old as he burst in the door from school. “I said you were a great cook,” he elaborated, (...)

Catherine Fulvio’s roasted yellow pepper and tomato soup. Photograph: Joanne Murphy. Taken from Catherine Fulvio’s cookbook Family Kitchen (Gill & MacMillan) 0:54

Celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio showed how good food can be healthy food at a cookery demonstration in Portlaoise this week.The audience was shown how(...)

Catherine Fulvio will be demonstrating healthy meals in Portlaoise as part of the Healthy Towns project

Celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio will be demonstrating how to make healthy and nutritious meals on Wednesday night in the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise at(...)

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  • September 2, 2014, 10:04

Healthy Town is a unique collaboration between the Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare aimed at harnessing community spirit and expert knowledge to show(...)

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(...)