Chinese mitten crab: slightly more presentable than Didemnum vexillum. Illustration: Michael Viney

The creatures of the seabed are not always attractive to the human eye, though many so-called worms can resemble the loveliest of flowers. Some(...)

 Michelin chef Albert Roux: “I used to come here for 10 solid years in the 1980s with the children and the dogs . . . I absolutely loved the Ring of Kerry.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Albert Roux is chef royalty. The restaurateur has trained household names such as Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. With his brother Michel he ran(...)

The World Market Center in Las Vegas, where Waterford Wedgwood will open a store

As if anyone needed reminding that things have changed – and changed utterly – at the luxury goods company Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD), it(...)

It can take a lot less than a New York minute to spend $25 eating out in the Big Apple so a date for the diary if you’re planing a trip is July 8th. T(...)

Michelin Star chefs and brothers Peter (left) and Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, from Casamia Restaurant in Bristol, officially launching this year’s Taste of Dublin event, which is taking place this weekend in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of Taste of Dublin have spent recent days burying statues of the Child of Prague around the grounds of the Iveagh Gardens in an attempt(...)

I haven’t always been a chef . . . I was once a fashion designer working between London, Paris and Milan. When I was a fashion designer, I was(...)