Guillaume Lebrun of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud; French ambassador to Ireland Stephane Crouzat; Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the National Dairy Council; and Ross Lewis of Chapter One Restaurant

Plus: France-Ireland Gastronomy Month is in March; and Lismore Food Company invades China

Turmeric, winter roots, cabbage and lentil soup

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Purple aubergine curry by Arun Kapil

Food file: Arun Kapil brings some flavour; foodie lessons in the Fumbally; and themed afternoon tea

Glovers Alley at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin: Andy McFadden (right) with executive pastry chef Aoife Noonan and head chef Philip Roe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Andy McFadden has overseen a €1.3m revamp to open Glovers Alley in the Fitzwilliam hotel

Karen McHugh, chief executive of Safe Home Ireland, with Aideen Archbold. Photograph: Tom Honan

How Aideen, Mary, Donal and Leo came home, helped by Safe Home Ireland

Davide Corradi spent a year sampling 52 different national cuisines in London, where he is based, beginning with Italian.

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Wood & Bell: new restaurateur Keith Wood with business partner Malcolm Bell and executive chef Paddy Collins.

Food File: Former rugby player steps up to the plate

The Hougoumont, which arrived in Fremantle 150 years ago with 62 Irish politican prisoners aboard. Photograph: Wikimedia

Ten-day 'Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival' celebrates connection between Ireland and Perth

Jamie Oliver’s sticky lamb chops