Jonathan McDowell and Maggie Bateson are a married couple who have set up Indie Fude, an independent online food store selling a really well chosen(...)

Simply Delicious Christmas: Darina Allen and Rory O’ Connell

’Tis the season for cookery shows to clog up the schedules, like fat in an artery, promising inventive ways with turkey and interesting things to d(...)

Darina Allen: nearly brings the house down with her criticism of excessive business regulation. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The annual invasion of Dublin by the cream of Cork’s business establishment took place on Tuesday night, with Cork Chamber’s annual dinner at the Doub(...)

Chef Donal Skehan who says part of the problem with Irish food is that it tends to favour convenience over quality, he says.

Despite a fondness for “a bacon sandwich in a white sliced pan”, TV cook Donal Skehan agrees with food writer John McKenna’s recent criticisms of w(...)

Raw nature: Owen Crawford – with his partner, Mimi Pierson – has started delivering bottled raw milk

Owen Crawford drinks up to a pint of raw milk with his breakfast every morning. “It’s so much thicker and creamier and almost sweet. Although I’m not (...)

Big slabs of concrete are set on wooden posts with stainless steel pins and racks below the counter top  in this Johnny Grey design

Say goodbye to the bog standard kitchen and hello to a fun space that doesn’t feel detached from the look of the rest of your home. Maverick archit(...)

Darina Allen: scheduled to appear at the festival in Boston

Build it and they will come is what Irish entrepreneur Rachel Kelly is hoping will happen when the doors open on the inaugural iFest event in Boston o(...)

Freshly harvested kale. Photograph: Getty Images
Forever greens

On the vague off chance that you haven’t yet noticed, might I mention the fact that kale is trending? Once dismissed as tasteless fodder crops, this l(...)

Tree and root irish roots image for monday tom page
Irish Roots

Anyone who has ever studied a foreign language is familiar with the idea of a “false friend”, a word that looks identical but has a completely distinc(...)

The high priest of Co Mayo

Heading whesht to Mayo for the Westport Festival of Music and Food, I was a bit apprehensive. Not only had we been spoiled by the bash in Ballinlough,(...)