Michelin star: Ahmet Dede, who has won the award for his restaurant Dede, in Baltimore, Co Cork

Irish chef Clare Smyth scoops third star for Core; four Irish restaurants win Bib Gourmands

Irish chefs Aidan McGee, Shauna Froydenlund, Robin Gill, Anna Haugh and Kevin Burke at the London launch of Food on the Edge 2019. McGee, Froydenlund and Haugh are among the contributors to Lessons from Lockdown: Cooking after Covid.

Cooks from around the world share searingly honest accounts of Covid-19’s impact in a new book

Alison Roman’s chickpea stew, or is it a soup? Photograph:  Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott/The New York Times.

Lemon cheesecake bars, coffee traybake, Thai pork meatballs, smoked haddock gratin and more

Christmas ice-cream cake. Photograph: Harry Weir

Paul Flynn, Aoife Noonan, Lilly Higgins and more plan the festive feast

JP McMahon in his Michelin-starred Galway restaurant Ainar: “I’m just too tired of all this uncertainty.”  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Uncertainty about reintroduction of ban causing anxiety among restaurateurs

White chocolate tiramisu cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Christmas Dinner Part 4: Tiramisu cake, trifles, roulades, meringues, iced soufflé – and a tart to die for

Nearly there . . . just the vegetables and sauces to consider now. Photograph: iStock.

Christmas Dinner Part 3: All you need to know to put a great meal on the table

Herb butter stuffed turkey crown, with legs cooked separately with pork, apricot and bacon stuffing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Christmas Dinner Part 2: All you need to know to put a great meal on the table

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

Christmas Dinner Part I: Advice and recipes from Paul Flynn, Neven Maguire and Darina Allen

Covid squeeze: paying a deposit to secure a restaurant reservation is likely to become the norm. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Owners shouldn’t be so reluctant to take card details, says Michelin chef Damien Grey

Lots of Irish producers offer treats and edible indulgences to order online. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

Order these sauces, oils, condiments, snacks and treats online to ramp up your festive table

For Christmas lunch or dinner without the crowds or the  queues, order online.

How to get your turkey and ham delivered and avoid the crowds

Richard Corrigan is sharing his family soda bread and signature shellfish cocktail recipes

Chef will demonstrate favourite recipes with celebrity guests to help Irish Youth Foundation

Poulet Bonne Femme’s Christmas dinner in a box.

Can’t cook, won’t cook? You can order options from turkey and ham to a seafood feast

Powerscourt Distillery’s whiskey and food pairing hampers.

Food File: Gift hampers for everyone

Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan in their restaurant, Beach House, in Tramore, Co Waterford (photographed in February, before the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions), where they will run a Christmas market. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Costs associated with restocking to reopen for such a short period has weighed heavily for some

Chef Richard Corrigan congratulating Conor Halpenny, winner of the Euro-Toques Young Chef competition in 2017.

The Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition is 30 years old this month. Three previous winners have created a special menu (...)

Chocolatier Erik Van der Veken of  Arcane Chocolate company.

Food File: Handmade chocolates and single-estate extra-virgin olive oils

Stir Up Sunday, this weekend, is the traditional day for making plum pudding for Christmas.

With Stir Up Sunday approaching, now is the time to get your seasonal festive bake on

French onion soup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Will it take ages? Do I use beef or chicken stock? What cheese is best on top? Here are some tips from the experts

Chef Mark Moriarty is back on the road, checking back with chefs and restaurateurs first featured in Beyond The Menu.

Chef Mark Moriarty is back on the road, visiting chefs RTÉ's Beyond The Menu shone a spotlight on last year

Limited edition chocolate baubles (€30 for three) from Grá Chocolates

Food File: Grá opens new micro-factory; sharpen your knife-carving skills on Zoom

Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Despite the difficult trading environment, expansion is on the cards for some

A queue outside the new Lotts & Co on Clontarf seafront. It will have a a full service foodhall, with delicatessen, rotisserie, greengrocer, butcher and fishmonger

Dublin 4 favourite Lotts & Co opens second outlet on the northside

Dublin-based chef Temple Garner collaborated with  Yann Florio, a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, to develop a seven-course menu that could be sold in a box.

Back to Dine collaboration by Dublin and London chefs aims to offer a fine dining experience at home

Fionntán Gogarty’s Wildwood Vinegars Four Season gift boxes each contain a barrel-aged balsamic which “captures the essence of its season”.

Food File: Learn how to create a festive feast and pair with home-made cocktails

Ireland’s favourite sandwich is a lockdown favourite. Photograph: iStock

Get the toaster on for World Sandwich Day which takes place today

Jeananne O’Brien of frozen food delivery company Eatto

Food File: Eatto could be the answer to your lockdown larder problems

Gaz Smith at his pop-up farm shop which opens today at his Michael’s restaurant in Mount Merrion. Photographs: Fran Veale

Food business owners are coming up with inventive ways to stay in business, including a pizza ’n’ pints drive-thru in Dundrum

The first certififed organic Irish whiskey has gone on sale. Photograph: iStock

Producers of whiskey, salmon, yoghurt, baby food, leeks and eggs singled out for praise

The Whole Hog takeaway from barbecue specialist, Baste.

There are many options available, from Michelin-star street food to fancy fish and chips

William Despard of Bretzel Bakery in Portobello, Dublin, with the Pain de Maison Boule which was named Supreme Champion at the 2020 Blas na hÉireann Irish food awards. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

A sourdough loaf and a lightly salted artisan butter are the highest-rated food products at the Blas na hÉireann awards

Amelda & Neven Maguire. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The chef on his social media cooking videos, lockdown life and his new cookbook

Asador has created a super luxury menu for their terrace

Restaurants making clever use of street space, car parks and smoking areas

Mary Berry photographed in the Merrion Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rain-soaked whistlestop tour of some of Ireland’s culinary treasures for the 85-year-old includes a ride in a sidecar, in biker’s (...)

Vanessa Murphy and Anna Cabrera at their restaurant Las Tapas de Lola on Camden Street,  Dublin. “There are not very many restaurants in the city with enough outdoor seats to make it viable to open,” says Murphy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

‘Some won’t make it back,’ says chef Ross Lewis as new restrictions come into force

Tucci with Meryl Streep in a scene from Julie & Julia, a film about the life of the American cookery writer Julia Child.

The book, to be published next summer, is the Big Night, Julie & Julia and The Devil Wears Prada actor’s third food book

September sunshine means a chance to pack a basket with delicious things, or have someone else do it for you. Photograph: iStock.

With some good weather forecast, there is still time to enjoy eating in the open air

Dairy farmer Tom Power, seven generations of whose  family have farmed their land in West Waterford, from the forthcoming new book, Milk, by John and Sally McKenna. Photograph: Dora Kazmierak.

New book shines a light on a most elemental food source

Jamie Oliver with some of his new dishes. Photograph of Jamie Oliver by: Levon Biss

In his latest cookbook Oliver offers delicious ways to revamp the items you buy every week

Peter Burke (left) and Jules Mak, owners of Hush in Rathmines.

An entrepreneurial spirit prevails as new food businesses take on the Covid challenge

Sabrina Ghayour

The Persian-born food writer on cultural appropriation, fusion recipes and lockdown life

Samara Ward, winner of last year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition.

Best loaf of bread will go into commercial production and be on supermarket shelves for 12 months

Pastry chef Aoife Noonan putting the finishing touches to a coffee cake

Top pastry chef colaborates with Dublin cafe to bake and decorate showstoppers in open kitchen

Aimsir: Majken Bech-Bailey and Jordan Bailey

Aimsir, shuttered by local Covid-19 restrictions, launches Airstream service in gardens

Restaurant staff in Gaza City, operating under Covid-19 regulations. File photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

Q&A: Here's how to have a good night out in a restaurant under the latest restrictions

Dyflin Garden on the first floor terrace of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin 8. Photographs: Melanie Mullen

Dublin’s outdoor dining expands, and former Marlfield House staff open new restaurant in Wicklow

Top hotel: Harvey’s Point, in Co Donegal

Travellers’ Choice awards also name top places to stay and eat around the world

Burren Balsamics Letterbox Larder

Food File: Order a spice mix from Armagh’s Burren Balsamics; or eat outside in D4’s Saba

Gaz Smith outside his restaurant  Michael’s of Mount Merrion. ‘I see the blended use of space being with us for a while.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘There are no tourists, no corporate business . . . It’s a serious situation’

Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

Mixed reaction in industry for stimulus package, with many saying it misses target

Elaine Murphy of the  Winding Stair restaurant group: “very disappointed  VAT rate has not been  significantly cut”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Measures including extension of the wage subsidy welcomed

Outdoor tables are at a premium, but more are being added to restaurants and cafes across the country. Photograph: iStock.

Our pick of some of the best places to eat outside

“On Friday we did six covers, normally I’d do 400,” says Boxty House owner  Pádraig Óg Gallagher

‘The city centre is dead, completely dead’, says restaurant owner

The Happy Pear’s David and Stephen Flynn have just published their fourth cookbook. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stephen and David Flynn, poster boys for plant-based eating, on ditching the ‘silliness’

Window cleaning at the InterContinental prior to re-opening. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

On Monday, the InterContinental hotel welcomes its first guests in 3 months

Lockdown easing: Kai Restaurant, in Galway, before social distancing. It reopens for lunch on Monday, for walk-ins, with dinner service from Tuesday, with a reduced capacity

Many restaurants are opting to wait until early July before they welcome diners again

Bastion Restaurant: ‘We are keeping the 2m distance between tables to hopefully give guests confidence and to keep ourselves and our team safe,’ says Paul McDonald. Photograph: Denis Minihane

With only 10 days to go, industry insiders say Fáilte Ireland’s new guidelines are unclear

Should eggs be at room temperature for baking? This and other baking queries answered.

Erik Van der Veken, who will represent Ireland at the World Chocolate Masters, answers baking queries

Social distancing: ‘For us 1m is the way we need to go, because we are already losing 40 per cent occupancy in the restaurant,’ says Nicole Jordan of Fire Steakhouse & Bar, in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Social-distancing rules could keep many restaurants closed. Others are hiking prices

Chef Florin Vasilache of Asador restaurant in Dublin 4, which has just launched a seafood barbecue meal kit.

Asador, Prado and Niall Sabongi's Klaw will dispatch orders ready for the long weekend

€90,000 wedding prize: Richard Corrigan will host up to 160 guests for a frontline healthcare worker in Ireland

Restaurateur to host up to 160 guests at Co Cavan estate for winner of charity fundraiser

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social distancing is ‘non-viable for 90% of restaurants’, but some will reopen in June

Take part in a discussion on the future of food, from the comfort of home. Photograph: iStock

Five-day think tank goes online and offers free attendance

Ronan Greaney, co-owner of Dough Bros in Galway, making pizza in the back garden at his home in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

From specialist ovens to frying pans ... how to get a crisp base and bubbling top

Tara Gartlan’s New York Cheesecake

Baked cheesecake, blueberry-lemon yoghurt cake, strawberry gateau and raspberry sablé

Fired up: grilling the steak for Gaz Smith's T-bone with mushroom and tarragon vinaigrette. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recipes, tips and suggestions for a sizzling barbecue from some of Ireland’s top chefs

Ryan’s Rhubarb: some of the preserving jars that Cúán Greene has filled with surplus crop from the Co Dublin growers

Bastible chef Cúán Greene shares some easy ways to preserve fruit and vegetables at home

A delivery of charcuterie, cheese and pork, from Gubbeen Farmhouse Products.

We put deliveries from small producers to the test and found these exceptional deals

Vanessa Greenwood’s chocolate banana bread.

All you have to decide is whether to go for the chocolate, pepper or peanut butter version

Allta restaurant’s cook-at-home delivery box.

Allta wine bar is the latest in a string of restaurants to offer dishes from their menu to prepare or finish at home

Fish pie with  shellfish and   Parmesan crust. Photograph: iStock

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

Michelin meals: Mickael Viljanen (right) and Mark Moriarty (left) of the Greenhouse

Greenhouse, Aimsir and Cliff House teams ‘just wanted to help out where we can’

Hand painted chocolate Easter eggs from Koko of Kinsale

Chocolate egg sales are reaching record levels this year, according to specialist shops

A Friday night treat: Crisp fried fish and chips. Photograph: iStock

These fakeaway recipes will help if you're craving a Friday takeaway hit at home

How Liath’s takeaway looks when Damien Grey cooks it. You might not be able to achieve such a perfect result

You get two lovely courses, and a cookery lesson, but don’t order it if you’re in a hurry to eat

Chicken wings, whether you like them hot and spicy, or sweet and sticky, are a perennial favourite. Photograph: Alex Tihonov/Getty images

Wing it with these indulgent fakeaway recipes for a feelgood dinner-time treat

Liath: Damien Grey, chef-proprietor of the Michelin-starred Dublin restaurant, plans to cook 30 two-course meals a day on his own, for takeaway. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Liath chef Damien Grey: ‘I just want to pay the bills. It’s about goddamned survival’

Flooded with calls: ‘By yesterday we had it nailed, and feedback on the food was great. But people were getting frustrated that they couldn’t get through on the phone,’ says Gaz Smith of Michael’s of Mount Merrion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some have been overwhelmed with calls; others have struggled with social distancing

Stefan Griesbach of Gannet Fishmongers in Galway runs the new online shop, which delivers across Ireland for €8.50 per order or free of charge of you spend €100. Photograph: Declan Colohan

Food File: Food podcast by singer Jessie Ware's cookery launches a cook book

Chef Gaz Smith says his Instant Pot “has saved me from ordering countless take-aways after a hard day in recent months”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chef Gaz Smith puts the Instant Pot, Tom Hanks’s top kitchen gadget, through its paces

Nightmarket in Ranelagh are offering a takeaway and delivery service for its patrons. From left: Emma Geoghegan, deliveries with Conor Sexton and Jutarat R Suwankeeree. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Local deliveries, within a 5km radius, being done by erstwhile restaurant’s part-time staff

If you haven't already made it, now's the time to try Keelan Higgs' Michelin-starred spaghetti Alfredo, made with five everyday ingredients.

Food can comfort us in troubled times – so what do we need in the days and weeks ahead?

Now serving takeaways: Nightmarket, in Dublin, one of Ireland’s innovating restaurants. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restaurateurs in Dublin, Cork and around the State respond to coronavirus shutdown

Forest Avenue restaurant in Dublin 4, which has temporarily closed and re-opened as a food shop. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Food businesses are innovating to stay open, from takeaways to complete rethinks

The Gravity bar at the Guinness Storehouse

Food File: How to bag a Friday table at Allta, and Slane food producer tours get under way

Margaret Molloy

Celebrating the men and women flying flags for Ireland from Auckland to Rockland, Paris to Belgrade

Home delivery: Bombay Pantry will drop food to customers’ homes ‘to limit unnecessary contact but still get food to our customers’.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some also offer free or cut-price meals to health workers and those in at-risk groups

Richie Corrigan

Annual Murphia List expands to reflect significant Irish success in hospitality sector

Dan Guerin, head chef at Cush restaurant in Ballycotton

Food File: Ballycotton food scene hots up; take time for a tea class on Sundays, and a new low-sugar range of Irish cakes

Peter Hogan and Jumoke Akintola Hogan, at Beach House, in Tramore, Co Waterford. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Tramore, Co Waterford gets a new restaurant next week when Peter Hogan and Jumoke Akintola Hogan begin serving lunch at their late(...)

Liath in Dublin’s Blackrock Market did not sell out its tables in a single day, for the first time in more than four years. At time of publishing it still had some tables of six for April. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is no official advice against eating out. Please don't desert us, owners plead

Irish Food Writers’ Guild: steamed brill with Hederman Hot Smoked Salmon, asparagus and seaweed, at the guild’s awards. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Irish Food Writers’ Guild name their food heroes for 2020 at Dublin awards ceremony

Pugliese-style pizza at Stone, a  Stoneybatter newcomer

Food File: Darina Allen brings culinary cachet to Dún Laoghaire book festival

Shamzuri Hanifa

Shamzuri Hanifa of The Cottage in Jamestown, Co Leitrim, showcases Irish ingredients

Canteen Celbridge: James Sheridan at the Co Kildare restaurant that he ran for five years with his wife, Soizic Humbert. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One team relocate to Dublin's Marlin hotel; another bring their offshoot into the fold

Patrick Ryan of Firehouse Bakery wants to get everyone baking bread at home. Photograph: Eric Luke

Baking bread can be fuss-free. Here's how to make it at home, from starter to loaf

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