The Gubeen stand at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit Fest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Large scale agriculture is not the only way to feed a growing world population, US food activist Sandor Katz told a panel at the Ballymaloe Litfest ye(...)

Ballymaloe house and cookery school: the venue for  Litfest.

No one told the weeds in the kitchen garden at Ballymaloe to stop growing so staff could set up for the thousands of people expected to arrive at t(...)

Darina Allen and René Redzepi at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest food festival in Co Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 1:16

Follow our coverage of Ballymaloe Lit Fest @irishtimesfood and @mcdigby René Redzepi was impressed. “This is the most organised farm I’ve (...)

Chef Rene Redzepi  in his Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Photograph: Christian Charisius/Reuters 1:08

Danish restaurant Noma was tonight named the finest place to dine on the planet at the restaurant industry’s most prestigious awards held in Lo(...)

 Alain Passard photographed in L’Arpège by  Pauline Le Goff

It is a relief interviewing the svelte, impishly handsome, intoxicatingly charismatic Alain Passard on the phone and not in person, for concent(...)

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 (...)

 Yotam Ottolenghi (above) and René Redzepi will take part in next year’s Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Middle Eastern food expert Yotam Ottolenghi and René Redzepi of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen will headline the second Ballymaloe Literary Festival of(...)

Kamal Mouzawak with one of the chefs at Tawlet in Beirut

If Kamal Mouzawak calls you cuckoo-crazy that’s a big compliment. The 44-year-old Lebanese restaurateur did something that many would have described a(...)

The El Cellar de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, northeast Spain, has won  the Best Restaurant in the World award. Above are head chef Joan Roca (left), at the 50 Best Restaurants 2013 awards held at the Guildhall in London last night. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A restaurant that started life as a small family business in a working class neighbourhood in Catalonia, and is still run by three brothers, was ha(...)