BFree: the challenge was to create a new product

This week in our profiles of the finalists in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards we look at three top innovators in the agrifood sect(...)

Casual buffet-style suppers work really well. Guests can help themselves rather than have a meal served to them. That way everyone is in control of their portion sizes and the breadth of foods they wish to enjoy. Photograph: Thinkstock

What is it about families and their Christmas traditions? We love regaling each other with seasonal time-honoured rituals: how we prepare the ham, (...)

Lucy Hutchinson: Full of energy and no longer pale and tired, Lucy is thriving on a gluten-free diet since being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

When seven-year-old Lucy Hutchinson made her First Communion last Saturday she was the first child in the church to receive the host – for a reason(...)

Quinoa salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The word “coeliac” is derived from the Greek word koiliakos, which means suffering in the bowels. The condition was first described more than 1,800 ye(...)