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Food File: Kildare rhubarb with gin; A fizzy nettle drink; and go-to falafel in Galway

Karan Mittal, head chef at Ananda, explaining his dish to the judges at the Euro-Toques Young Chef semi-finals.

Euro-Toques judges increase number of finalists from six to eight due to high standard of contestants

Chef Danni Barry with Ronan Sweeney of Balloo Inns in the gastro-pub group’s new restaurant, Overwood, in Killinchy

Food File: bicycle made from Nespresso pods, gourmet trip to Cork, plant-based in Sligo

The Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef event in Frank’s on Camden Street.  Photographs: Fran Veale

Meet The Chef series heads north west for its next dinner, discussion and demo

Jenny Holland and Brian Donnelly in their ramen shop in Belfast – Bia Rebel. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Food File: Dunnes’ Ibérico pork brings home the bacon while rum rivals gin in the drinks popularity stakes

Chef, food writer and cookery tutor Gill Meller participating in the judging of the Great Taste Awards in the UK

Three-star awards for 18 Irish producers, from almost 13,000 entries, at Great Taste Awards 2019

Grainne Mullins, formerly of Ox in Belfast and now part of the launch team for Lignum, opening in Bullaun, near Loughrea, Co Galway, at the end of next month, is one of 14 chefs to reach the Euro-Toques Young Chef 2019 semi-final.

Mystery ingredients cooking challenge now stands between this group and a place in the Euro-Toques young chef 2019 final

Courgette carpaccio with bog mint, from Killian Crowley’s House of Peroni six-course tasting menu.

Food File: Chilli tuna, seafood soirée, cookery course and chef competitions

Louis Walsh  with Cadbury Inventor finalists Callum  Clogher  from Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/PA

But it won't be available here until September. Meanwhile Irish teenager reaches final three with a new variation on the classic c(...)

Sea views and an all-day brunch at Babushka Kitchen Café on Portrush’s South Pier

The Co Antrim seaside town has everything from brunch to late-night bites for golf-goers

After a run of almost perfect scores for Irish restaurants from restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, here are her top 10. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The 10 places that got a top score of 9.5/10 include a pub, a wine bar and an island retreat

Bar 1661, a poitin cocktail bar just off Capel Street in Dublin 7

Food File: Bar 1661 will specialise in Irish spirits; Italian food in Galway, midweek farmers’ market in Glasnevin, and posh picni(...)

Lettuce doesn’t have to be eaten in a salad, it can be braised, grilled, stir-fried, used as a wrap, and juiced. Photograph: iStock

In Season: Green salads don’t have to be boring, here are three ways to make them epic

 Irish Times Food and Drink Club members at a Meet the Chef dinner in Little Mike’s wine bar in  Mount Merrion.  Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

Next Meet the Chef event will feature two chefs, a communal table for 18, and a once-off menu

Prado in Clontarf which opens to the public on  July 6th

Food File: Healthy snacks delivered, discounted tickets for Food On The Edge, Sole piles it high and a taste of Burgundy

Brian McDermott and his wife  Brenda at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Macau, China

Donegal Table, a collection of recipes for ‘delicious everyday cooking’ won the award for the best cookbook written by a restauran(...)

Wilde at the Westbury is offering rosé wine-tasting flights.

Food File: Coming up rosé, celebrating Bastille Day, a yoga and dinner retreat and a pop-up cafe

Róisín Gillen and Ailish O’Neill of Forás

The achievements of women in the restaurant and wine industries is the theme for a one-night-only event staged by female chefs and(...)

Mirazur, in Menton in the South of France, has been named the world’s best restaurant 2019. Photograph: World’s 50 Best

Three Michelin star restaurant in the South of France is named world’s best

Anthony Bourdain  in Dublin in 2004. Photograph: David Sleator

The chef and writer died a year ago. He is celebrated on #BourdainDay, June 25th

Adam Purcell returns to the kitchen at Pichet in Dublin for its 10th birthday celebrations

Food File: The nation’s favourite sausages revealed; and Naturally Cordial adds flavours

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plus recipes for Asian-style barbecued pork loin and chargrilled rib-eye of beef

The Donnybrook: Oliver Dunne at the Dublin 4 gastropub, his latest opening

Restaurateur Oliver Dunne thinks so, as he opens a gastrobar in the Dublin 4 village

The Morrison Grill’s €40 La-Di-Da burger, made with luxury ingredients including wagyu beef, foie gras, gold leaf and fresh truffle shavings, is available on Thursday only

More than 500 food businesses across Ireland have two for one offers on burgers

 Cathal O’Connor and  Rory McCormack of Handsome Burger. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Get a taste of the winner, with its five-hour onions and cucumber pickle, in Galway and Dublin

The Terrace outdoor drinking and dining space at The Shelbourne Hotel is now open to the public.

Food File: Shelbourne hotel's secret garden; mindful kitchens; Good Food Ireland experiences and a yoga and food retreat

Summer’s bounty ... it’s time to embrace courgettes. Photograph: iStock

In season: You say zucchini, we say you won’t believe how good these taste

Chef Sunil Ghai’s laal maas, a traditional goat curry, won the Best In Taste award for his Pickle restaurant in Dublin. Photograph: Gastrogays

Menu at four-day food festival in Iveagh Gardens takes on a global flavour

The forecast is for mixed weather, but there are plenty of spaces under cover at Taste of Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens venue

The restaurants, chefs and exhibitors to look out for, and where to shelter from the showers

Chef and restaurateur Niall Sabongi with members of the Irish Times Food & Drink Club  at the Meet The Chef event at The Seafood Cafe in Temple Bar.  Photographs: Nick Bradshaw

Meet The Chef series continues with an Irish beef and lamb evening with chef Gaz Smith and butcher Rick Higgins. Here's how to get(...)

 Richard Corrigan at his Irish estate Virginia Park Lodge  in Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ballivor-born chef and restaurateur moves east to the former Nuala premises in Shoreditch

La Cocina Pública makes its Irish debut at the Cork Midsummer Festival

Food File: Try the Farm to Fork cycle or a strawberry festival on the shores of Lough Swilly

Head chef Andy Tyrrell (centre) teaching a cookery class at River Cottage HQ in Devon. Photograph: Matt Austin

Taking part in a cookery course or attending one of the famous Friday Night Feasts is a bit like stumbling onto the set of one of (...)

Parisian Street bar at Café en Seine  will host a takeover by London cocktail bar Nine Lives on June 4th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Food File: Ely extends to Kildare, veg out at Body & Soul and Ballymaloe gets into mayo

Fresh ideas: Joyce Timmins with some of her team in the kitchen at the Rotunda maternity hospital in Dublin, Trevor Reid, Somnath Khoosea and Maciej Garbas

Video of lunch being served at a Dublin hospital goes viral – for all the right reasons

Have your say by voting for your favourite burger.

It’s beef all the way as National Burger Day voting 2019 gets under way

The winning food products, as selected by Irish chefs, for the Euro-Toques Irish Food Awards, presented in Co Cavan on Monday

In the Euro-Toques awards, professional chefs choose Ireland’s tastiest foods

The 10th Irish Food Festival takes place at Sheridans Cheesemongers headquarters in Co Meath on May 26th.

A competition for cheese-lovers, new entrants to the fast-food market and the Irish Food Festival has come around again

Robin Gill at work in the kitchen at Darby’s. Photograph:  Paul Winch-Furness;

Robin Gill, Patrick Powell and Anna Haugh show Marie-Claire Digby around their new kitchens

Taste of Dublin returns to Iveagh Gardens on June 13-16th

Popular food festival is back and this year it's introducing contactless payment

Cloud Picker Cafe on Pearse Street in Dublin 2.

Food File: Cloud Picker Café opens on Dublin's Pearse Street; brunch in a bowl, and food events and tours

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki is among the speakers at a new food and design  festival in Cork this weekend. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Design POP fuses design and food in a new series of talks, demonstrations, exhibitions and collaborations

Bean and gone: Klatch has already sold out of its Elida Geisha Natural coffee. Photograph: iStock/Getty

US roastery bid $803/lb for rare Gesha beans – and a Dublin coffee roaster is bringing some to Ireland

The communal dining table at Frank’s, opening today at  22 Camden Street Lower. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

A pork butchers has been transformed into restaurant where the chef cooks at a communal dining table

Loam in Galway, winner of the restaurant of the year at the RAI awards

Best chef honours claimed by Dubliner as more than 90,000 public votes are cast

Last year’s winning steak,  sirloin from  a grass-fed Ayreshire reared in Finland

World Steak Challenge moves from London to Dublin this year with 300 entries from more than 20 countries in four continents taking(...)

James Cochran, champion chef on last year’s series of the TV show Great British Menu, is coming to Dublin to cook at Guinness X Meatopia

Food File: Dublin will host a glut of international chefs for Guinness’s beer and meat festival

Strawberries are a seasonal treat and with the Irish ones arriving in shops, now is the time to indulge

In Season: Strawberries have just come into season, so it’s time to get baking ... a cake, a tart and a cheesecake from our recipe(...)

Little Mike’s: Gaz Smith’s new wine bar has been designed by Kate Hartley of KHD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sleek open-plan space from owner of Michael’s in Mount Merrion seats 30 for seafood and charcuterie

Rory O’Connell (left) lunching with restaurateur Eddie Hart in Palma for his new RTÉ food and travel show.

Food File: From plastic-free parties to waterproof recipes and live yoghurt pots

What kind of sausages do you throw on the barbecue for a bank-holiday cookout? Photograph: iStock/Getty

Are you a fan of the famous Superquinn sausage, or do you prefer Denny Gold Medal?

 Jordan Bailey and Majken Bech-Bailey in the dining room at Aimsir, which opens at Cliff at Lyons next week. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw

Aimsir at Cliff at Lyons, which will serve only Irish produce, is led by a Cornish man who was previously head chef at a Michelin (...)

Dvir Nusery and Nicola Crowley of Mezze deli, soon to open in Tramore, Co Waterford

Food File: After years serving festival goers with Middle Eastern food couple to open cafe

Cho Yonsoon’s Korean noodle stall in a Seoul market features on Street Food, a new Netflix  series

All nine episodes of the food documentary series now available to stream

Eatyard’s Wine & Cheese festival has a new home for 2019 at the Iveagh Gardens

Wine and cheese festival moves to new location for four-day August summer party

‘This year the theme is Irish seaweed’,  Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, chairwoman of the Burren Slow Food Festival.

Food File: Restaurants extend their menus to include a little wellness and design

Students on the Masters in Gastronomy course at TU Dublin Cathal Brugha Street (from left): Maria Nehme O’Neill, Michele Moran, Sarah O’Leary, Paul Smith, Andrea Connor, William Toft, Lisa Cope and June Ruigrok, with lecturers Anke Klitzing and Diarmuid Murphy and course director Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire. Photograph: Alan Betson

Students on the new Masters in Gastronomy and Food Studies at TU Dublin come from diverse backgrounds but all share one passion: a(...)

White House takeaway: Donald Trump with fast food he bought for visiting college footballers during the US government shutdown in January. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Deliveroo shows it’s not just Donald Trump who sullies corridors of power with fast food

Fish pie with  shellfish and   Parmesan crust. Photograph: iStock

A luxurious fish and shellfish pie and decadent fishcakes with saffron and mozzarella

Breac House in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal

Food File: Try afternoon tea with a twist in Cork and Dublin, and taste the cream of whiskey

Jeni Glasgow and Reuven Diaz, who run Eastern Seaboard restaurant and Brown Hound Bakery in Drogheda, say all cash tips are pooled asplit with 60 percent for floor staff and 40 per cent going to the kitchen staff. Photo: Barry Cronin

Restaurants reveal tipping practises, service charge policies and diner experiences

Roast leg of lamb: an Easter tradition

In season: spring lamb three ways

Lynne Coyle, MW (right) with her fellow wine-maker Alicia Eyaralar at Bodegas Tandem in Navarra, Spain.

Rós is a collaboration between Lynne Coyle of O'Briens and Spanish winemaker Alicia Eyaralar

Chef Jess Murphy receiving the  award from Artie Clifford, chairman of Blas na hÉireann

Award made in recognition of support for and promotion of Irish food producers

Craig Grattan, founder of the Sweet Potato Pizza Company

Food File: Street Feasts is open for applications and we’ve a drink for cider vinegar fans

Creamery House, The Square, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Restaurant Lady Anne at Castlecomer's Creamery House is new venture for Keith and Carmel Boyle

Milli’s charred sweetcorn salad, from Bazaar, by Sabrina Ghayour.

Middle-Eastern-plus is how Nigella Lawson describes the food dreamed up by Sabrina Ghayour in her new book

Fish Shop on  Queen Street in Dublin 7 will host a sherry and  seafood lunch as part of Spanish Wine Week

Food File: Cacao tea from the Burren; learn to grow mushrooms; and Merrion chefs’ charity dinner

Hotel high flyers: Paula Carroll and Yvonne Donohue.

Paula Carroll and Yvonne Donohue are directors of sales and marketing at Ashford Castle and the Shelbourne Hotel

Get your game on: As Game of Thrones fever descends, a Dublin restaurant is serving ice-topped pizza and black ice-cream

Do you want ice with that? Chef’s hack stops the delicate cheese and black pepper on a cacio e pepe pizza burning in the oven

Kate Allinson (left) and Kay Featherstone whose debut cookbook has broken records. Photograph: Mike English

‘We’re not skinny minnies, we’re not poster girls, not the type of people that will appear on the front of magazines’

Kate Allinson (left) and Kay Featherstone whose debut cookbook has broken records. Photographs: Mike English

Recipes from UK chef and restaurateur duo knock Mary Berry from number one slot

Kate McLoughlin  in her butcher shop in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘I just fell in love with it. But I got out of it a couple of times because it’s a tough job’

Chef Calum Franklin in the Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room. Photographs: John Carey

Calum Franklin’s pies make their Irish debut at a dinner run by a group of chefs who hope to make the career choice more attractiv(...)

Burren Balsamics range of infused vinegars, marmalade, chutney and jam

Food File: Brothers take over Lough Eske Castle kitchen, meet an olive oil sommelier

Chef and hotelier Michael Caines in the drawing room at Lympstone Manor, his hotel and restaurant on the south Devon coast.

The British chef who lost his right arm in a car accident but went on to win two Michelin stars on overcoming challenges and cooki(...)

Catherine Fulvio at her Ballyknockan Cookery School in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish chef shortlisted in Outstanding Culinary Host category for six-part series filmed in Ireland

Esther Barron of Barrons Bakery, Paul Flynn of The Tannery and Marie Power of The Sea Gardener, at the launch of the West Waterford Festival of Food.

More than 50,000 visitors expected at West Waterford Festival of Food next month

GMIT’s Cáit Noone: ‘Sometimes I will have a parent say to me, ‘I did that job and I’m not having her [or him] do it, and I always think, what a missed opportunity, because this is a career where you will never be unemployed.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

GMIT’s Cáit Noone and TU Dublin Tallaght’s Annette Sweeney prove hospitality and culinary arts sectors offer life-long careers

Orzo pasta with bacon and cabbage.

A new book on Irish food marries the traditional with how we like to eat today

Chef and owner Damien Grey in Liath, his new restaurant in Blackrock Market, Co Dublin, which  opens today. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw

Chef Damien Grey’s name now only one above door of Blackrock Market destination

 Sheridans cheesesmongers in Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt.

Guild of Fine Food selects Sheridans at Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt for award

Rory O’Connell filming a new food travel series on location with Appetite Media

Best of Irish: In advance of St Patrick’s Day, we celebrate leading lights of our creative industries

 The Misunderstood Heron food truck has been named one of the world’s coolest food trucks, and this season it  will be operating out of  a new container conversion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Misunderstood Heron is expanding after being named on Lonely Planet’s top 10 list

Anna Haugh, whose Myrtle restaurant, named in honour of the late Myrtle Allen, will open in Chelsea next month.

Annual Murphia List includes 13 new names among its 50-strong cohort of industry leaders

Irish chef Anna Haugh who is opening Myrtle restaurant in London in April

Food File: Tallaght chef inspired by Ballymaloe great, plus anniversary bites and winning students

Sandy Wyer (left), of Forest & Marcy and Forest Avenue, with Liz Matthews of Uno Mas and Etto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Restaurateurs Sandy Wyer of Forest Avenue and Liz Matthews of Etto on running businesses and the future of women in food

Carrots are a most versatile root, good in everything from soups to cakes. Photograph: Getty Images

Throw a bunch in your basket this weekend, and here are some suggestions to turn them into soups, salad, risotto and cakes

 Irish Food Writers’ Guild  award winners: David Watson of Killahora Orchards; Andrew Workman of Dunany Flour; Barry Walsh of Killahora Orchards; Charlie Cole of  Broughgammon Farm;  Jean Baptiste Enjelvin of  Hegarty Cheese; Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats; Dan Hegarty of  Hegarty Cheese; Leonie Workman of Dunany Flour. Photographs: Paul Sherwood

Brexit concerns voiced as producers and organisations north and south of the border receive awards from Irish Food Writers’ Guild

Olea brings a Middle Eastern flatbread concept to Eatyard

Street food venture re-opens for business and expands with two new Dublin sites

Margot Slattery: Her leadership in the fields of diversity and inclusivity has brought her the most media attention. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Margot Slattery of Sodexo Ireland on female representation, LGBT leadership and cooking

Wojciech Tysler, Irish Barista Champion 2019, performing for the judges at the final which took place at Catex, at the RDS.

Bewley’s barista trainer wins Irish coffee championship

Oisin Kelly won  the National Cocktail Championship at Catex, a trade event at the RDS on Wednesday.

Oisin Kelly’s vodka and elderflower creation wins him a trip to China

Restaurants will be required to display calorie counts on menus under new legisation to be published by the Minister for Health. Photograph: iStock

Restaurants association says planned rules are not the answer to dealing with obesity

Food File: Exciting Thai food in Maynooth and Japanese afternoon tea at House

Slow cooking: Gaz Smith of Michael’s restaurant in Mount Merrion, in south Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Golden-brown meat from a slow cooker? Gaz Smith shares his recipes for pork carnitas, confit lamb and cheesy meatballs

Prawns, steaks, baked cheese, chocolate and strawberry desserts to woo with

So Graham Norton: the broadcaster’s new gin is made by West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen, near his Irish home

Food File: A new food festival for Kinsale, and food-and-wine breaks in Wexford

Sir Walter Raleigh apparently brought them to Ireland and they’ve been the Irish national vegetable ever since

Kwanghi Chan, chef and restaurant owner, teaching Marie-Claire Digby how to make Pot Sticker dumplings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ahead of Chinese New Year, chef Kwanghi Chan passes on generations of family knowledge to Marie-Claire Digby

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