L - R Domini Kemp, Catherine Cleary and Jane Russell

“We didn’t used to be frightened of our food, but now people are terrified of food. It’s a total preoccupation,” chef Darina Allen from Ballymaloe (...)

Second-year students in the pastry class of the professional cookery programme at DIT Cathal Brugha Street. Photograph: Eric Luke
The chef shortage begins to bite

November is Food Month in The Irish Times   Ireland’s restaurant industry is thriving, but for how long? A shortage of chefs is really(...)

It's Food Month in The Irish Times, and every Friday through November we'll be hosting an online Food Forum to help you with your food, drink and c(...)

Looking to build a career in food: Culinary arts lecturer JJ Healy of the department of tourism and hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology giving a demonstration to secondary-school students at the college’s open day

Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin Cookery School to Ballymaloe Cookery School to B(...)

You’re going to see food explored from every angle; from how it’s produced, to how we buy it, sell it and consume it. Health issues, and how i(...)

Dervla James. Photograph: Andrea Flanagan

BACK TO (COOKING) SCHOOL Dervla James and Johnny Conlon’s well received Pudding Row cafe in Easkey, Co Sligo, now employs nine people, having o(...)

Domini Kemp Baked Seabass, ginger and spring onion with Soba noodle salad.Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Soba Noodle Salad

You can really play loose and fast with the prep for this salad, but the one thing it mustn’t be is chunky. First up, cook the noodles in plenty of bo(...)

Blanch the asparagus by boiling it for about 30 seconds and then refreshing it in cold water and drying with kitchen towel. You can do this ages in ad(...)

Munroe’s jerk seasoning  with Teeling whiskey

Whiskey in the jar Jamaican-born Dubliner Alistan Munroe’s jerk seasoning range has been expanded to six varieties, including a new one made with(...)

 Chris De Burgh performs during the humanist funeral service for Paolo Tullio at Trinity College Dublin, June 11th, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Affectionate tributes were paid to the late Paolo Tullio at his funeral service in Trinity College on Thursday. The award-winning chef and restaurant(...)