Domini Kemp’s Baked Celeriac Gratin with Walnut & Sage Cream. Picture Nick Bradshaw

January. Booo. I mean, who needs a Christmas grinch when we all know January is when our inner grinch (or grump) is in full swing! January really is(...)

The spikey hair may be gone,  but the cheeky grin  is still there  . . . TV chef Gary Rhodes has devised a recipe for a Dublin takeaway

Gary Rhodes – remember him, the spikey-haired UK TV chef who once had his name over the door of a restaurant on Capel Street – is the latest guest r(...)

Courgette ‘spaghetti’ with vi-coise (vegan nicoise) sauce. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Certain kitchen gadgets can transform the way we cook, mix, shred or chop. But others (and I am thinking about pasta machines here) get relegated t(...)

Ricardo, Marion and Antonio Cavaliere of Rinuccinii restaurant in Kilkenny, which is celebrating 25 years in business this year Riccardo, Marion and Antonio Cavaliere

Twenty-five years of Italian food in Kilkenny Antonio and Marion Cavaliere celebrate 25 years in business at Rinuccini, their Italian restaurant in(...)

Marie Claire Digby selects the best cookbook reads for Christmas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Extra Virgin Kitchen By Susan Jane White (Gill & Macmillan, €27.99) Just the thing for those contemplating a January detox, but more tha(...)

Author Jung Chang talking to Peter Florence about ‘Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who launched modern China’ at the Hay Festival Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Visitors to the Hay Festival in Kells, Co Meath this weekend enjoyed both food for thought and food for the senses. It was a winning combination. Fina(...)

Porn Star martini anyone? I’m guessing it tastes of despair and is guaranteed not to put hairs on your chest, or anywhere else. It’s one of the cockta(...)

In the past year I’ve done two job interviews, doubling the amount I’ve done in my life. After I didn’t get the first one I was asked if I wanted f(...)

After Eight Brownie

While Mothering Sunday comes from Christian tradition, later on it seems to have also signified a day when domestic help could return to their home(...)