Conor Dempsey, chef patron at Amuse on Dublin’s Dawson Street, is offering a new range of set menus

Amuse your tastebuds Tasting menus can be a wonderful way to experience the mastery of a good chef, but they can also be overwhelming, with wave (...)

Fun on the fringe at Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

JR Riall is a pastry chef at Ballymaloe House. During last year’s Literary Festival of Food & Wine, he was called out of the kitchen by 92-year-ol(...)

Shoptalk: Cork

Wedding and Holy Communion seasons are upon us. It will be all white on the big day in Cork, where The Moderne (1800 855 835, themoderne.com), (...)

Hot in the kitchen: Jackie Lavin with her chefs on The Restaurant

All The Restaurant (TV3, Wednesday) is short of is that nice maitre d’ offering diners a 32-bit drill set and a good-value ski jacket to complete t(...)

Ireland’s most borrowed: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, now also a hit film with  Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck

What do a disappearing wife, the driver theory test and a lot of wimpy kids have in common? They are among the subjects covered by Ireland’s most b(...)

Life would be ‘very, very dull without bread’, says TV chef and author Rachel Allen, pictured with Senator Fergal Quinn. Photograph: Johnny Bambury 2:21

Love you loaf is the message from breadmakers around the country as National Bread Week gets underway today.This is the first time the week has been m(...)

Aisling Franciosi (centre) of The Fall, with presenters Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy at the launch of RTÉ’s new season of programming. Photograph: Eric Luke

"Why do we do it? Chase power. Cling to power – when we’re all destined to lose it someday?” a former taoiseach asks in RTÉ’s forthcoming series of(...)

 Celebrity chef Rachel Allen and her son Joshua (14), who are  visiting India with aid agency Goal

Chef and writer Rachel Allen is in India with Goal this week, visiting some of the aid agency’s projects in Kolkata, as well as hosting a fundraising (...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

One Direction’s Niall Horan (2nd right) meets Queen Elizabeth of Britain at a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Three years ago, a photograph of a Cork fishmonger, Pat O’Connell and Queen Elizabeth II, both beaming with laughter, became the image of her S(...)