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 (...)

Ross Lewis, owner of Chapter One restaurant, Dublin:  among the nominations in the chefs category for   Chapter One – An Irish Food Story

Thirteen Irish cookbooks have been shortlisted for this year’s Gourmand World Cook Book awards which will be announced during the Beijing Cookbook (...)

Lilly Higgins’s books of the year
  • Books
  • November 30, 2013, 06:00

Despite my immense collection of cookery books I still find myself drawn to the cookery section in bookshops. They’re such things of beauty. This y(...)

Social media savvy: The Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Whether they are tweeters, blawgers or both, the Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal.There are a myriad(...)

Kilkenny chefs  Mary McEvoy, proprietor of A Slice of Heaven; Grainne Somers, head chef at The Pembroke Hotel; Gerald Dunne, executive head chef at Lyrath Estate Hotel; Ken Harker, head chef at the Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet; Matus Pollack, head chef at the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel; Mark Gaffney, executive chef at the Ormonde Hotel and Helen Costello of the pop-up vegetarian restaurant, holding  TV3’s Ireland AM chef Edward Hayden

Kilkenny has been suggested as the successor to Kinsale as the gourmet capital of Ireland, with the recent awarding of two Michelin stars to the city’(...)

Simply Darina

D arina Allen is moving at quite a pace. The 62-year-old is nimbly darting up steps, through gates, over walls and across muddy field(...)