Turmeric, winter roots, cabbage and lentil soup

Daunted by that pile of healthy food you bought last weekend? Here are nine ways to use it up

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.

Davide Corradi’s new year resolution was to try a new world cuisine every week for a year without leaving his adopted city of Lond(...)

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

Vegetarian fare, and chicken – of course – were popular with Irish Times readers, and we also liked cooking recipes by Jamie Olive(...)

Kate and Denis Dempsey: Their Kinsale Mead Co is producing two varieties of the beverage – a white and a red, both with a 12% alcohol content.

Food File: Honey’s ancient use revived; chic tipples and nibbles; and vegan made easy

Neven Maguire’s roast turkey with streaky bacon. Photograph: Joanne Murphy

The sprouts, the roasties, the bird and the ham. This guide will get you through

Eunice Power’s choux snowmen, filled with cream

Trifles, roulades, meringues, iced soufflé – and a tart to die for

Great British Bake Off: Nadiya Hussain’s cheese scones with chive butter caused a sensation when aired on the TV show that accompanied her book

Nigel Slater, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver all feature in our 2017 top-10

Is this Ireland’s best burger, or do you know where to find one to top it?

Nationwide search for the nation’s favourite is launched

 Prawn and crab cocktail, by Richard Stearn, head chef at Suesey Street in Dublin 2,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Each week until December 25th, we’ll be bringing you a selection of recipe suggestions to help you plan an epic festive feast

Blue Hare’s bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

Food File: Your weekly food news round-up

Takashi Miyazaki is opening a fine dining Japanese restaurant in Cork city.

Multi-course, no choice menus for €85 will bring upmarket Japanese dining to the former Fenn’s Quay restaurant premises

Cliodhna Murray (left),   and Rachel Ryan, with Dr Noel Murray, Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, at the Food Product Development Showcase at Cork Institute of Technology

Low-sugar and made with fresh fruit and vegetable juices, the confectionery is aimed at school children

One of three Christmas 2017 stamps issued by An Post, featuring original artwork by Liz Rackard

Today is the last day for posting parcels, letters and cards to faraway places

 Chef Gavin McDonagh’s roast turkey with herb butter, and stuffed boned legs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Each week until December 25th, we’ll be bringing you a selection of recipe suggestions to help you plan an epic festive feast

The Atrium Bar at Ely Bar & Grill

Food File: Change your own vodka to gin; or sample Bombay Pantry’s new vegan venture

This is Irish food: Aisling Rock, European Young Chef 2017, of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

There’s a shortage of chefs at home, but globally Irish food is in safe hands

Richard Stearn: head chef at Suesey Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Stearn, head chef at Suesey Street restaurant in Dublin, and Imen McDonnell, food writer, photographer and filmmaker, shar(...)

A Christmas treat: Westbury Hotel festive afternoon tea

Food File: Sweet and savoury treats inspired by Christmas flavours; Kevin Dundon’s fruitcake and a soup challenge for young food e(...)

Denis O’Brien, head concierge at The Shelbourne hotel, and keeper of  the Horseshoe bar’s secrets

The Shelbourne hotel’s ‘institution within an institution’ gets ready to party – discreetly

Catch it if you can: Simon Delaney on his love affair with American diner food

Simon Delaney has written a cookbook about US diner food, a good option for a Thanksgiving feast if you’re saving the turkey for C(...)

Killian Crowley, winner of the UK & Ireland regional final of the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition in London on Monday night, with  judge Angela Hartnett

Killian Crowley will represent Ireland at the global final of San Pellegrino Young Chef

Conor Halpenny is the Euro-Toques young chef of  the year 2017.

Conor Halpenny from Chapter One wins a placement with Richard Corrigan in London

Charred cauliflower with tahini, harissa honey sauce and preseved lemons, from Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour. Photograph: Kris Kirkham

Food File: Latest food news and inspiration

Fico Eataly World agri-park is a joint venture between the Eataly Italian food markets, of which there are now 17 worldwide and 18 in Italy, and two Italian co-ops

A 20-acre food and farming theme park, this vast agri-park is a magic culinary kingdom

Nigel Slater: “I am rarely happier than by the fireside on a winter’s day”

The food writer on his beautiful new book, his season’s reading and how to winter well

Snail farmer Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot in Co Carlow. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Lucrative alternative farm enterprise attracts growing numbers

The central aisle in the indoor pavilion at FICO Eataly World Bologna, a food and farming theme park which opens today. Photograph: Getty Images

Here’s what visitors need to know about food theme park Eataly

Wexford farmer Liam Byrne and his water buffalo. Photograph: Ramona Farrelly

Food File: an Irish water buffalo farm; teabags for Christmas, and recipes from Our Lady’s Hospice

Chef Bryan McCarthy is teaming up with Cork Science Week to offer a tasting menu with a difference.

An unusual tasting menu at Cask & Greene's in Cork and an interactive lesson on umami burgers are part of this year’s Science Week

Aaron Caddel, founder of Mr Holmes Bakehouse, which has seven branches in California and South Korea and is credited with inventing the Cruffin pastry.

Californian bakery credited with inventing the croissant/muffin hybrid is taking part in a three-day confectionery event

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Co, is representing Ireland at the World Barista Championships in Seoul this week. Photograph: Al Higgins

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Co, is banking on making the best coffee of his life this weekend at the world barista ch(...)

Aisling Rock, a student at GMIT, Galway, has been chosen as the European Young Chef of 2017.

Aisling Rock, a student at GMIT, was the only female finalist in the competition

Doug Harrington (right) teaching culinary students at Cliff Academy at Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare

The MSc students learn about portion control, hospital food and mindful eating

Oysters baked in savoury butter. Photograph: Walter Pfeiffer

Food File: Delicious quinoa (honestly!), 30 years of Lir chocolate and posh bubbly

James Sheridan: “I felt a constant fear and had utterly irrational thoughts, leaving me completely drained and devoid of happiness. A constant ‘what’s the point’ attitude prevailed.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A high-stress environment and bullying are blamed for the increasing incidence of mental-health issues among Ireland’s chefs

Exterior of the refurbished Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin, which reopens today. Photograph: Alan Betson

The buns are back, but the big mugs of milky coffee are gone

Donal Skehan’s pasta with creamy mushroom sauce

We’ve found some perfect carb-heavy recipes for those who’ve run 26.2 miles – and the rest of us Bank Holiday couch potatoes, too

The first floor dining room at Kerala Kitchen on Baggot Street. Photograph: Nathalie Márquez Courtney

Food File: Kerala Kitchen opens to Christmas parties; and Guilbaud embraces Nespresso

Cowfish, a rooftop grill with sea views in Bray, Co Wicklow, offers great steak and fish dishes

Foodfile: Foodies in for a treat at Savour Kilkenny festival and this year’s must-have cookbook

A national campaign is running in the US this week, urging eligible Irish immigrants to apply for citizenship. Photograph: Getty Images

#WhyCitizenship campaign urges 30,000 Irish to apply as immigration uncertainty continues

Bronagh Rogers, who has made it to the final six in the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, presenting her semi-final dish to judges Graham Neville, Gareth Mullins and Danni Barry

Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year finalists revealed. Richard Corrigan to help choose winner

Philip Denhardt and Kristin Jensen bring their Ballymaloe pop-up into the home

The Merrion joint-owner Lochlann Quinn: ‘It was conceived as a giant hobby’

As the hotel celebrates two decades in business, we meet the people who have been there from the very beginning

 Chef John Relihan (right), and  Patrick O’Sullivan, president of the World BBQ Association,  at the launch of the World BBQ Championships which take place in Limerick this weekend. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

World BBQ Championships starts in Limerick this evening, with 100 teams from 30 countries competing for the grand prize

Gill Meller: the River Cottage chef will be cooking a harvest supper at Burtown House, Co Kildare on October 20th

Food File: Gill Meller from River Cottage cooks up a harvest supper at Burtown House, Rachel Allen at Lakelands food fest, and Bas(...)

Helen James: her book reflects her strong feelings about what make a house a home

The designer, cook, mother and creative director of homewares for Dunnes Stores shares recipes and tips from her new book

From right to left: Chef Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate Sweeney of the Wild Honey Inn after the Michelin Star announcement,  with their daughter  Levi and son, Reece. Photograph: Marie Claire Digby

The award comes after 33 ‘tough’ years in the kitchen for Wild Honey Inn owner Aidan McGrath

The Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare

The Wild Honey Inn is the first pub to win in Ireland. All existing star-holders keep their awards

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

Food File: The weekly food news round-up

“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”

Nigella on her strained relationship with her mother and how to feed a crowd without freaking out

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

Clanbrassil House to open next week, with Grainne O’Keefe as head chef

“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.”

The model’s new cookbook is quirky, inventive and very user-friendly

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

Dine in one of the carriages from Sidney Lumet’s 1974 film, and watch the movie

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 offers holiday accommodation around the world, as long as you are over 50 years of age

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

Food File: National Culture Night offers tasty event, Scéal Bakery moves to bigger premises and Newbridge Silverware cafe gets rev(...)

Get your bake on: It’s National Bread Week

Sourdough loaves, tray-bake focaccia, oriental bao buns, and a best-ever banana bread to mark National Bread Week

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

London chef and restaurateur signs up for ongoing collaboration with Airfield urban farm

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

The chef and food writer on living in Ireland and his new collection of 100 sweet recipes

Cilian Byrne’s Pieman pies and sausage rolls

There’s a huge and lovely variety in Lidl’s new range of Irish products from pies and pestos to shellfish umami pearls

Farmer Pat McBennett and Luke Creighan, owner of The Natural Bakery, harvesting wheat in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

Food File: New foodie events at Fumbally; wine region showdown at Restaurant FortyOne

Barry Canny of Peploe’s restaurant with the guest book from Jammet’s restaurant. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plus: Free seafood for kids and a re-creation of JFK’s tea party

‘I just want the next 10 years to be different and I’m really excited about it’

Having left school at 16, Oliver now has restaurants all over the world, a TV production company and a charitable foundation

Kevin and Muriel Thornton at their home in Ranelagh, where they are opening a cookery school, Kevin Thornton’s Kooks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Since Kevin and Muriel Thornton closed their Michelin-starred restaurant, they’ve never looked back. Now they’re looking forward t(...)

Airfield Estate and urban farm hosts a discussion around food literacy on September 7th, and its annual food fair on September 9th and 10th. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Food File: Nadiya Hussain’s third cookery book and new charcuterie at Dunnes Stores

Left Bank in Kilkenny city is Ireland’s Sky Bar of the Year. Photograph: Visit Kilkenny

Liquor Rooms mixologist makes spirited play for best cocktail bartender title

Cocktail made with Bumblebee Flower Farm blooms

Food File: Order edible flowers from west Cork, get spoiled with olive oil and get a flavour of Waterford

Marie Claire Digby and Jan Jariabka with the finished product: raspberry and white chocolate gelato. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s the secret of making gelato? Marie Claire Digby follows Irish organic milk from a Carlow farm to a Dublin city centre gelat(...)

The fourth Big Grill Fest takes place in Herbert Park in Dublin 4 from Thursday to Sunday.

Herbert Park hosts festival of cooking over fire and smoke from Thursday to Sunday

Wilde restaurant at the Westbury hotel is offering a three-course summer menu accompanied by three glasses of Krug, for €180

Bubbles barometer: a Dublin restaurant is offering a Celtic Tiger-style, Krug-branded meal

Evan Doyle (right), with apple growers Rod and Julie Calder-Potts and   bar manager Sri Pandalla  in the BrookLodge orchard and apiary which will provide cider and fruit juice, apple syrup and honey for the ZEROKM dinner.

Wheat for the flour to make the bread, rapeseed for the oil, grapes for the wine and grappa ... all grown at BrookLodge

The Home Team crew from Charleston, South Carolina  will be doing a deep south barbecue pitmasterclass at The Big Grill festival in Herbert Park, Dublin, from August 17th-20th

Food File: Meat and veg meet up at The Big Grill; Urchin shakes up some salads and juices

Retail manager Killian Martin at Dollard & Co on Wellington Quay, which is located in the former Dollard Printworks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

This New York-style food hall will have deli-style menu and more formal dining

The Green Barn restaurant at Burtown House and Gardens

Food File: The Legal Eagle reopens with a new gastro flavour; and Cavan gets culinary

Butcher, deer hunter and smallholder John Griffin instructing Elsie McCay on boning out a shoulder of venison on a one-day introduction to butchery course. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

‘I kill 200 deer a year, and I can butcher one, start to finish, with this little knife’

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, New York, which has reopened after a 12-month renovation. Photographs: Peter Aaron, courtesy of 1100 Architect.

Cost of remedial works exceed the original build cost of the monument

Who is Alice Collins Plebuch? A DNA test revealed that she is half Jewish and has Middle Eastern and Eastern European blood rather than being of only Irish descent. Photograph: Yana Paskova for The Washington Post/Getty Images

A ‘just for fun’ home test kit produced results that changed the lives of two families

The Euro-Toques Food Awards winners with chef and Commissioner General Graham Neville (right)

Fish, beef, raw milk, kid goat and garlic earn Euro-Toques awards

A computer generated image of the design of the interior of the €2m Clontarf Baths cafe, bar and restaurant, which is due to open later this year

Irish-owned Dubai design firm says revamped seawater baths will open in late 2017

The Gandon Room Restaurant at Slane Castle, where the head chef is Catherine James Budriene

Food File: Móinéir afternoon tea at Druids Glen, Freddy Buttons in China, artists at Chapter One and Kai

Brendan Browne: “I like the physicality, along with the challenge of playing against guys who have been playing it all their lives”

The Irish Warriors are among the favourites to take the men’s title in Melbourne

You too can make your dinner look this photogenic, after a food styling class with Jette Virdi, bookable on Airbnb

Accommodation website offers tuition, guided tours and private home visits to food lovers

The Boyne Valley is Ireland’s reigning Top Foodie Destination, and a finalist in this year’s competition

There are 10 destinations in contention for the title and you can vote for your favourite

Sinéad Ní Gháirbhith serves a customer in The Cheese Press in Ennistymon, Co Clare

Food File: ‘Great British Bake Off’ star’s new book; a spicier spice bag; pasta pop-up

Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh, which posted news of its immediate closure on social media on Wednesday.

‘Staying alive is a mantra we are starting to hear again’

The dining room at the St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. Photograph: courtesy of The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

The St Stephen's Green Hibernian Club will take bookings from non-members as The Chophouse moves in

Chan Hong Meng: “Receiving a Michelin star is a very humbling experience for a hawker.”  Photograph: Laura June Kirsch

Chan Hon Meng will make his award-winning chicken dish at a Dublin event

James Boland and Garrett Fitzgerald  at the Brother Hubbard cafe on Capel Street. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Expansion plans will see Brother Hubbard North merge with corner site to create potential for 300-seat restaurant, function space (...)

Chan Hong Meng  at his Hong Kong Chicken Rice and Noodle stall  in Singapore

Chan Hon Meng the star attraction at Portobello Harbour event

Chef Gareth (Gaz) Smith, left, from Michael’s in Mount Merrion, Dublin, with fishermen Steven Farren and Robert Markey, on board ‘Celtic Spirit II’, fishing for lobster and crab, off Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One chef joins local fishermen to see where they catch his shellfish – before getting down to the grizzly business of killing and (...)

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Maori sisters Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird cook Irish food at L Mulligan Grocer

Alison O’Reilly, Lorna Robertson and Giovanna Ryan of Three Girls Cook

Food File: Alison O’Reilly and two fellow contestants join forces to form Three Girls Cook

David and Padraig Hanley are offering a €30 package which includes 500g each of cod, mackerel, prawns and whiting, and 250g of plaice

Food File: spice masterclass; Grainne O’Keefe’s pasta bar; chef swap at Aniar

Are Box Burger beef burgers the ones to represent Ireland at the European Street Food Awards? You can  vote now for your choice of vendor to head to the competition in Berlin

Top notch taco, banging burger or brilliant bao ... vote now for your favourite food eaten on the hoof

Thinking of coming back to live in Ireland? The cost of renting a home might be a surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

How much can you expect to pay to rent around Ireland?

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