Eliza (left) and Evie Ward of Nutshed in Limerick.

Food File: Bumper honey crop, Nespresso on the menu, nutty business and apple treats

No alcohol doesn’t have to mean no fun: seasonal alcohol-free cocktails will be mixed at MVP’s Sober Sunday.

MVP on Clanbrassil Street is bringing in a no-alcohol day to promote sober socialising

Jordan Bailey and  Majken Bech Bailey who will open Aimsir restaurant at Cliff at Lyons

Jordan Bailey, former head chef at three Michelin star Oslo restaurant Maaemo, and his wife and front of house manager Majken Bech(...)

Cauliflower is in season, and lends itself to endless interpretation

Steak, pizza base, rice, curry, salad . . . is there any end to the brassica’s versatility?

Jack Lenards (left), winner of the Euro-Toques young chef competition, with guest judge Liam Tomlin from South Africa.

Finalists in the annual chef talent competition each cooked two original dishes using wild Irish deer and raw milk cheeses

St Andrews Church, the former headquarters of Dublin Tourism, will be home to a new food market with 15 outlets serving up to 400 diners.

Venue in former tourism office to begin trading next summer with 15 outlets

It’s toastie time at the Harbour Bar in Bray

Food File: New course in Kilkenny aims to answer all your seasonal cooking conundrums

Clodagh McKenna in her London home. Photographs: Dora Kazmierak

The chef and author is busier than ever with a new TV show on Channel 4 coming in January

Head baker and owner, Eoin Cluskey (right), and Chris McCann, head chef, bring Bread 41 to The Irish Times

Eoin Cluskey and Chris McCann lead sourdough workshop for #ITFoodMonth

Salmon steaks take on an Asian flavour with the addition of soya and sesame

Send us your recipe for your favourite quick and easy meal

Bewley’s Barmbrack remains a timeless festive necessity.

Food File: from Bewley’s barmbracks to Connemara Sea Week – top tips for Halloween

The Devlin: room rates start at €120 for a ModPod

Dublin's newest hotel has small €120 ModPods, a €180 room with bunk beds, and a rooftop restaurant

Biryani brunch at Kerala Kitchen.

Food File: Competition time as honey goes head to head and the Battle of the Blaa takes place

 Jenny Holland and Brian Donnelly   in their ramen shop in Belfast. Photograph:   Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Bia Rebel began life as a stall. It is now a thriving business that plans to expand

Look up: It’s Donal Skehan’s food being served on Virgin Atlantic flights, and in the airline’s Clubhouses

Irish TV presenter and author’s dishes will be served to 10 million passengers a year in the air, and a further 500,000 in the air(...)

Maeve Noble, Meg McLoughlin and Sue Hedderman at the Chapter Two pop-up fine dining restaurant at The Fern Dean  nursing home in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

Once a fortnight, a Dublin nursing home hosts a pop-up restaurant to bring fine dining to residents

Sabre at the ready: Nisea Doddy, sommelier at the Shelbourne Hotel

Food File: soak up the new Dublintown festival, and get a collapsible keepcup

James Kavanagh and William Murray of The Currabinny Cookbook, pictured in Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Currabinny – the name used for new book – stuck the Murray family together after tragedy

Liga Jarovoja (right) and Bronagh Beattie, head chef and sous chef at the new Merrow restaurant in the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway

Food File: New take on chicken in a pot; food events in Boyne Valley and nominations are open for Community Food Awards

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki  at his restaurant Ichigo Ichie in Cork city. Photogaph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Number of Michelin starred restaurants operating in Ireland increases to 16

 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cooking with women in the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Food File: Maguire releases inspiring cookbook while leading chefs take over GIY kitchen

Prue Leith. Photograph: David Loftus

A chat with the ‘indiscreet’ Bake Off judge and cookery writer can take surprising turns

Clanbrassil House: Michelin says the Dublin restaurant’s menus “focus on the charcoal grill, with everything from homemade sausages to prime cuts”

New entries for ‘simple yet skilful cooking for under €40’ take Irish Bib total to 31

Theo (left) and Jack Kirwan harvesting salad greens at Sprout Farm in Co Kildare.

Sprout salad chain is feeding its 3,000 daily customers with organic leaves from its new farm

Here's one I made earlier ... Emma Ferguson with three-week-old son Paddy and her winning loaf

Emma Ferguson, who had her 3-week-old son with her at the competition, will see her seeded brown soda go on sale in 133 Aldi store(...)

 Bono is backing developer and businessman Paddy McKillen’s plans for a distillery in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images

Musician backs a €50 million distillery and visitor centre in Monasterevin

Atoosa Sepehr: in writing the book, Sepehr wanted to promote Iranian food and culture, ‘and show the other side of Iran because all we hear is the bad news’.

Taking refuge in the familiar, cooking dishes that reminded her of her Iranian home, has led to Atoosa Sepehr’s first cookbook

EAT:ITH brings forward thinkers from the Irish food world to a series of events at The Fumbally.

Workshops at the Fumbally, Culture Night, ‘enriched’ milk and a wine-tasting dinner

Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa

The chef explains why he changed his food mantra to ‘minimum hassle, maximum joy’

Anne Dunne’s hazelnut sablé biscuits with ricotta mousse, caramelised pears and crushed praline, which she will serve to Mary Berry.

Food File: Irish food in the Phillipines and the Shelbourne pops some champagne corks

A street feast on Clonakilty’s Main Street. Photograph: Dermot Sullivan/clonakity.ie

Programme of events includes 255 events taking place in 41 towns, and on eight islands

Ireland's best young chefs 2018

Finalists in the Euro-Toques young chef 2018 selected after mystery ingredients cooking challenge

Eoin Cluskey of Bread 41 on Pearse Street in Dublin 2, which opens on Friday. Photographs: Marie-Claire Digby

Bread 41 will serve breakfast and lunch, with pizzas to go in the evening

Tha Paddy Box’s new Birthday Box   features Tayto crisps and Curl Wurly bars, among other   food goodies

Food File: Premium picnics in Killarney National Park and Chinese brunch in Dublin

Allegra Benitah and her mother, Vanessa Feltz, with her home-baked challah bread, in Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

In Ballycotton the aroma of dough announces Feltz’s daughter’s colourful Jewish-style baking

Too many chefs? Find out when Andy McFadden (left) and Robin Gill share the kitchen at Glovers Alley on Wednesday for a collaborative menu

Robin Gill is joining Andy McFadden in the kitchen at Glovers Alley to cook a menu from his debut cookbook

Bord Bia recipe for slow cooked pork ramen.

Food File: Elsewhere, a foodie trip to Italy, #porknight and ancient grain pasta

World Championship oyster shucking at the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Food File: Oysters, veg and blaas loom large in an exciting month for foodies

Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

For €120 you can ditch the stand-up, food-to-go options, and instead sit down to a five-course banquet

Judging underway at last year’s Euro-Toques young chef of the year semi-final. The 14 who have reached this stage in the 2018 competition have been announced.

The finalists in the Euro-Toques young chef of the year include one who is already working as a head chef

Adare Manor in Co Limerick has been voted Best Hotel in the World

Co Limerick hotel beats luxury hotels in the UK, France, Mauritius and Morocco to the title

The Big Grill  festival gets underway today in Herbert Park, Dublin 4, and runs until Sunday

Smoke haze as Herbert Park hosts festival of cooking over fire from Thursday to Sunday

Chefs Andy McFadden (left) and JP McMahon at the launch of Food on the Edge 2018 in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Food On The Edge line-up revealed and theme of ‘Conversations’ announced

Niamh Fox Photograph: Alison Derham

Food File: Three-star trout pâté, wine for Indian food and a summer supper

The Grayson, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin: no expense spared.

Beautiful design has revamped the former Residence into a splendid place to eat and party

The mint sweet is celebrating its 70th anniversary

Polo is celebrating its 70th birthday

Chef  Kwong Yew Liew will be making vegan sushi at the Vegan in Ireland event in Kyoto Asian Street Eats

Irish chefs are embracing plant-based food, and there are some surprises to be found on Dublin’s vegan food tour

Mews restaurant in Baltimore, West Cork, will host Heron & Gray and Chapter One

Food File: Winning food in Baltimore, charity dinner in Dublin and a taste of Kildare cuisine

The group visits the Pepper Pot cafe in the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This walking tour of the city’s eateries is designed to showcase the finest Irish produce

Mayonnaise ice-cream ... the unexpected flavour hit of a sizzling summer

The creamy condiment can also keep chocolate cake moist, condition hair and clean stainless steel

Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats, twice former winner of the supreme champion title, leads a strong posse of Irish winners at the Great Taste Awards with four three-star products.

Top honours claimed by 25 Irish made products in a blind taste competition that received almost 13,000 entries

Guinness Cheddar cheese will be launched in the UK on Monday and goes on sale in Ireland later this month

Brewing company launches world’s first official Guinness cheese in partnership with UK company

The launch party for The Big Grill festival which takes place in Herbert Park, Dublin 4.

In Dublin's Herbert Park a 20-seat parilla experience will be on offer at the Big Grill while Chefs Derry Clarke and Clodagh McKen(...)

Mary Berry is coming to the National Ploughing Championships and you could be joining her there for afternoon tea. Photograph:  Georgia Glynn Smith

Food File: Luxury jams, summer lobster and Vish Sumputh moves to Luna

Rachel Khoo: ‘When I decided to write a Swedish cookbook, I asked myself what would make my book different from those that were already out there. It’s my personal story, my approach to food.’

‘Paris was for the love of cake, Sweden was for the love of a man’

Botanic House in Glasnevin, which reopens today. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Veteran restaurateur Johnnie Cooke goes big in Dundrum Town Centre and Botanic House in Glasnevin gets a new lease of life

Garrett Fitzgerald and James Boland in their new Brother Hubbard shop, which will sell reusable coffee cups made from coffee grinds

Capel Street food and gift store to open this week, with on-site coffee roastery going into production next month

Mark Moriarty, Graham Neville and Mickael Viljanen will bring A Taste of Dublin to Hong Kong for four nights this week

Mark Moriarty, Mickael Viljanen and Graham Neville to cook seven-course tasting menus for 120 guests in the Chinese city this week

 Waseem and Rahat   Saeed   (second and third from right) and their son Rehan   with  the  team at their Greystones  restaurant Daata

Food File: BuJo serves up new breakfast burger and Wilde restaurant shows its bubbly side

The Ivy Restaurant, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Soho landmark, a celebrity favourite, is getting a sister restaurant in Dublin

Sixth class students at Scoil Íde in Galway with Ronan and Eugene Greaney, owners of The Dough Bros.

‘The Honeys’ new book, ditching disposable cutlery, and acing afternoon tea

Phil Rosenthal down on the Ballymaloe farm with Darina Allen in the upcoming episode of the Netflix docu-series Somebody Feed Phil, which takes him to Dublin, Wicklow and Cork

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ visits Irish food heroes in Dublin, Wicklow and Cork

It’s Independence Day and how better to celebrate than with a classic US diner menu of pancakes, ribs and burgers

Simon Delaney’s pastrami topped chuck burger, Guinness and treacle ribs, and a buttermilk pancake stack for July 4th

Homemade lemonade  with thyme

Alternatives to beer and wine include these homemade soft drinks and new organic juices

Niall Davidson, chef patron at Nuala, London, who will be cooking at Meatopia at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery later this week, will be opening a restaurant in Dublin next spring.

Niall Davidson of Nuala restaurant is moving home to open in South Frederick Street in spring

Arun Kapil’s blackened Goan salmon tail with turmeric, cucumber, mint and radish riata

Tandoori monkfish, vegetable kebabs, Goan salmon, chickpea patties, vegetable curry

Learning how to fillet and skin fish, and having a go at it, are part of the experience.

Food File: As a guest, cook behind scenes at Glovers Alley

Avocado is the new chocolate when it comes to ice cream

The big freeze: ice creams you can make at home without a machine

The Castleton ’first flush’ Darjeeling which will go on sale in Bewley’s of Grafton Street on Monday

Bewley’s Café is selling a rare ‘first flush’ Darjeeling tea in Dublin next week, and it has to be treated with care

It’s time to eat a rainbow: summer salads full of flavour and texture

Seven sensational summer salads, Including the ultimate recipe for chicken Caesar – with an easy homemade dressing

 Local sourcing, innovation and value are the cornerstones of a new scheme designed to improve food in Irish pubs.  Photograph: Emma Jervis

Visitors to Ireland spent €2bn on food and drink in 2017 and Fáilte Ireland and the Vintners Federation of Ireland want to improve(...)

Leave the cooker off this evening and order dinner to be delivered

Beyond the pizza ... order some great good-weather food from these outlets

Jordan Bailey and his wife and Majken, who met four years ago at Henne Kirkeby Kro, the restaurant in Denmark where Majken was working. Photograph: Tom Honan

Jordan Bailey, formerly of Maaemo, is sticking to local ingredients for Aimsir, at Cliff at Lyons

Chef and restaurateur Oliver Dunne has taken over O’Connell’s in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Food File: Irish cafe, awards, five-star picnics and hog roasts

The Stella Diner, which opens on Monday, recreates the feel of a traditional US diner – without the jukebox

A former banking hall has had €900,000 spent on it to recreate the American diner experience

Cathal O’Connor and Rory McCormack’s Handsome Burger in Galway is doing a two-for-one deal today

We find Ireland’s best burgers and where to get them two-for-one today for National Burger Day. Plus how to make your own burgers (...)

The best burger in Ireland is to be found at The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny

Almost 17,000 public votes cast in national and regional awards ahead of National Burger Day

A new outdoor dining terrace has opened at Man Friday in Kinsale

Daniel Horgan takes over from his father Philip at the Kinsale restaurant which is celebrating 40 years in business

The Legal Eagle: hosting a brewer’s lunch in conjunction with Tallaght’s Priory Brewing on Sunday, June 24th

Food File: From Indie Beer Week to a Tallaght food education and a Michelin star visits Ballymaloe

Sundeep Bhagat from Jaipur restaurants, which won the Best in Taste award for their rhubarb prawn curry at Taste of Dublin, which runs until Sunday.

The annual food festival begins today in Iveagh Gardens

Myrtle Allen, chef, hotelier and tireless campaigner on Irish food issues

Myrtle Allen’s path from farmer’s wife to internationally recognised chef and hotelier

Ballymaloe House founder Myrtle Allen photographed at home in May 2018. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The food pioneer, campaigner and cook revolutionised how the world views Irish cuisine

 Chefs Vuyisile Mbangiwa  and  Sinqobizitha Mguni, both from Zimbabwe, now living in Birchwood House for Asylum Seekers in Waterford, will cook at an Irish welcome dinner for 270  refugees at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photogaph: Marc O’Sullivan

Sharing of skills and knowledge through hospitality at the heart of first Irish Refugee Food Festival which begins today

Spanish chefs Paco Mendes, Albert Adria,  Quique Dacosta and Eduard Xatruch with Food on the Edge director JP McMahon at the symposium launch in Barcelona  on Monday evening.

Barcelona launch for chefs’ symposium which will take place in Galway in October

Stefan Bruderer explaining the art of the master chocolatier at Lindt in Kilchberg, near Zurich. Photograph: Ondrej Kolacek

The Swiss give a lesson in how to make and enjoy chocolate

Andy Noonan, head chef and pitmaster at Fowl Play in Dublin 2

Food File: Your weekly round-up of all the latest food news

An Irish Food Trail, which takes visitors to three different Dublin restaurants over the course of their meal, is the most booked food and drink experience in Ireland on Airbnb

Eating, drinking, baking, oyster farming and beekeeping are the food and drink experiences most often booked with Airbnb in Irelan(...)

Taste of Dublin returns to  the capital’s Iveagh Gardens on June 14th-17th.

Next week’s food festival in the Iveagh Gardens will feature demos by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and GBBO winner Candice Brown

A street food vendor in George Town, Penang. Photograph: iStock

Penang Island is regarded as country’s food capital, and with street food, food courts, markets, seafood shacks and smart restaura(...)

 Niall Davidson (left) the Irish chef  behind Nuala restaurant and Irish bar in London, and Liam Kirwan, chef at Mikey Ryan’s in Cashel, who will be cooking  at Guinness X Meatopia in Dublin

Festival of barbecue, beer and music to set St James’s Gate alight

Fast friends: Si King and Dave Myers in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Health problems and sore knees nudged the Hairy Bikers to become the Hairy Dieters. The affable duo talk food and friendship

Brianna Turner (left) and Ashley Gribben who will be responsible for the food at the newly launched Pot Duggan’s  in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Alison Derham

Food File: New chef at Dunbrody House; Clonakilty culinary arts student wins bursary

A computer generated view of the interior of The Ivy Dawson Street restaurant, which will open in July.

The London eatery to the stars will have a 200-seat restaurant on Dublin's Dawson Street and two courses for €20

Ballymaloe House founder Myrtle Allen: ’Keep hoping that you can continue to ignore all those wretched customers that look for swanky food, and hope that the critics are good enough to distinguish the difference between trendy, pretentious menus and the quality of the food on the plate.’ Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The Ballymaloe founder’s family and colleages share stories of the cook and campaigner

 Tom Cropp, Kenneth Moffitt, John Ward and Sally Barnes (l. to r. back row) and Silke Cropp and Maria Flynn, winners of Euro-Toques food awards

Chefs name the best food producers in the country, from potato growers to duck farmers

Food Village exhibitors at Bloom will include  Sharon and Gordon Greene of Wild Irish Foragers and Preservers, from Birr, Co Offaly.

Food File: Festival of food, Nespresso pens, Buddha Bowls and World Oceans Day

Rachel Allen, who will judge the first Irish porridge-making championship, with competition sponsor Paddy O’Connell. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Foodfile: Blackcurrant cordials, porridge and activated nuts are among this week’s treats

The big reveal: all 21 finalists stand in front of the seven jury member for the San Pellegrino Young Chef global final

Inside the San Pellegrino Young Chef global final in Milan

Etto Restaurant in Merrion Row, Dublin 2 is the RAI Restaurant of the Year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Best chef title claimed by Galway chef, as 90,000 public votes are cast in 10th running of RAI awards

Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, winner of the San Pellegrino young chef of 2018 title

Former business studies student wows judges with dish based on seasonal freshwater fish

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