“Party Food to Share”:  suggestions for breakfast and brunch parties, lunch, dinner, and special occasion feasts, all focusing on sharable    platters

Party in the Italian style Irish chef Mark Moriarty headed to Melbourne, Australia, last January to further his culinary education when his role as S(...)

“The most important thing is to remind yourself that people are coming to have a good time, not to judge, and you just need to make them feel welcome”

The very first thing food writer and broadcaster Nigella Lawson bought when she moved into her first home was a table – “a table not just to eat on, b(...)

 Barry Fitzgerald and Claremarie Thomas will open their second Dublin restaurant next week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The team behind Bastible in Dublin 8 are opening a second restaurant in the same neighbourhood next week. Clanbrassil House, at 6 Clanbrassil Street U(...)

“My gran taught me how to cook, from about the age of four,” says Roz Purcell.  “By the time I turned six, I was making dinner for them.”

“Sorry ladies, I don’t mean to bother you, but could you please keep your voices a bit lower. We have a few people trying to work in here.” Work? In a(...)

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

As film buffs await the release, on November 6th, of the new Murder on the Orient Express movie, what better way to get in the mood than to dine in on(...)

Want to stay in this luxurious apartment in Melbourne for €92 a night? There’s only one catch – you’ve got to be aged 50 or over.

An Irish website which facilitates holiday home-stays among like-minded people over the age of 50, has attracted 1,300 members in 38 countries since i(...)

Happy Pear at home: David and Stephen Flynn have launched a tasty range of vegetarian ready meals

Shane Palmer and Charlotte Leonard Kane, whose Scéal Bakery has moved to bigger premises. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Shane Palmer an(...)

Get your bake on: It’s National Bread Week

It’s National Bread Week, so naturally it’s bread week in the Great British Bake Off tent too, where they’ll be baking up a storm in the hope of impre(...)

Robin Gill  will be doing four pop-up dinners and masterclasses at Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Robin Gill has teamed up with Airfield Estate, a 38-acre urban farm in Dundrum, Dublin 14, for a series of collaborations that kick off with a Harvest(...)

Sweet success: Yotam Ottolenghi has written his new book with his colleague Helen Goh. Photograph: Peden + Munk

If you listen carefully to Yotam Ottolenghi you might detect a slight change to his distinctive voice. A very faint but discernible Irish lilt has cre(...)