Is Jamie Oliver the king of Christmas?

By now you’ll have the presents all neatly stacked under the tree, wrapped in neatly ironed Fair Trade paper that you ordered last June and had per(...)

Marie Claire Digby selects the best cookbook reads for Christmas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Extra Virgin Kitchen By Susan Jane White (Gill & Macmillan, €27.99) Just the thing for those contemplating a January detox, but more tha(...)

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(...)

Airfield at Dundrum will transform into Scarefield this evening and tomorrow for spooky stories and ghostly encounters for all the family. Photograph: Scarefield at Airfield Dundrum

Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival Offaly’s 6th annual Hullabaloo children’s arts festival takes place this weekend in Birr and Clar(...)

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 (...)

Radical changes in the way younger people think about food could have a significant influence on how Irish food companies develop new products in t(...)

Trekkie brekkie

Regular visitors to this corner of internet real estate will know that it wasn’t a complimentary heads-up I extended to the Ballymaloe crew last we(...)

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 (...)

 Skoff pies, devised by Donal Skehan and made by his mum and dad

Good for you . . . and delicious Diana Henry is a cookbook addict – her home is lined with thousands of them. She’s also the author of a couple o(...)

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