An Elvis: a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich

This week’s column is dedicated to those dark moments, alone in the kitchen, when only something trashy will do. And why not? While many of us have (...)

Angela Merkel the “indispensable European” for “defending Germany’s interests without losing sight of Europe’s”. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Nigella Lawson is not a regular in this column, but she has a nose for trends and her latest trend is Germany. In a review of her latest show, I read (...)

Novelist Kathy Lette has long been known for a particularly fun kind of trouble courting: a sort of shouty, salty Antipodean who joyously ruffles t(...)

Gnocchi is perfect finger food for toddlers

Gnocchi are chewy little clouds of mashed potato and flour. They’re often classed as being part of the pasta family but are not really related; the(...)

‘It’s the sort of sociable food that’s ideal for when the weather gets milder’

Greek salad always strikes me as being a very dated dish. Perhaps it’s because I associate it as being a 1970s dinner party classic from flicking t(...)

Green eggs and ham: ‘My own version is quite pared-back’

To cook something celebratory and suitably Irish for this St Patrick’s Day weekend, I have chosen to go green and use as many Irish ingredients as (...)

Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international makeup artist who has worked with Zoe Jordan, Orla Kiely, Paul Costelloe and John Rocha but whose reach in the fashion world is much wider

She was once called the best kept secret behind Irish designers’ shows at London Fashion Week. Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international ma(...)

Hummus with lamb: easy and delicious

This week’s easy and delicious offering is inspired by the Middle Eastern dish hummus kawarma. It consists of a creamy pool of hummus with warm, sp(...)

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(...)

You can – if such things matter to you and you have €2.95 million budget – have the same floor as both Nigella Lawson and the Saatchi Gallery. (...)