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

Sasha Gill. Photograph: Steve Brown

Food File: Sasha Gill’s ‘Jackfruit and Blue Ginger’ is out now. Plus: ketchup caviar

Jess Murphy’s hogget or lamb casserole with herb dumplings

Beat the big freeze with these quick and simple winter warmers

What should we be eating more of, carbohydrates or fruit and vegetables?

Nationalities disagree on what constitutes a healthy diet, and how best to get the message across

Farmhouse Cafe Bakery’s bread selection

Food File: A farm-to-table cafe in Dublin and something for budding food entrepreneurs

Denis Cotter whose vegetarian restaurant, Paradiso, in Cork city  has been shortlisted for an international award. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A vegetarian restaurant and a hotel dining room see off former World’s 50 Best winners Noma, Eleven Madison Park and El Celler de (...)

McHugh’s pub in Ennis serves  tapas, cheeseboards, nachos, tacos and sliders, using Irish artisan produce.

Food File: Ethical coffee in Dublin; Kilkenny restaurant’s milestone; and alcohol-free fun

Oisín Davis (left) and Vaughan Yates, who are opening Ireland’s first permanent no-alcohol bar, with Anna Walsh, who will be the bar manager.

Drinks industry experts backing the venture plan to export the booze-free concept

Take it out on the dough . . . a slow cooker bread recipe is firing up the internet.

Food blogger Jack Monroe’s sensational slow-cooker bread costs just 20p to make

Chef Gráinne O’Keefe of Clanbrassil House will be manning the kitchens at Pot Duggan’s in Ennistymon in April. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Food File: Deirdre Doyle’s Cool Food School, Sostrene Grene and Veganuary at M&S

Don’t turn up your nose ... the humble turnip has potential

There may be confusion over its name, but there is no doubting the versatility of this winter root vegetable

Treat yourself: Save money on eating out in January – and help your local eatery – with great deals and discounts at restaurants and cafes all over Ireland

Restaurants around country offering special discounts to attract custom

Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, launching the 2019 restaurant of the year awards.

Nominations now open for the Irish Restaurant Awards

Holly White and Ed Cooney, executive head chef at the Merrion Hotel

Food file: Learn how to photograph your food, or join Kai’s Cookbook Club

Colin Harmon of 3fe Coffee in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Price hikes irk customers as VAT increase is passed on by business owners

Vegetarian dishes proved very popular with readers at irishtimes.com during 2018

Cake, curry and vegetarian dishes prove most popular with readers

Les Loges, the Michelin-starred restaurant in the central courtyard at Cour des Loges in Lyon.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to its many ‘bouchons’ serving traditional, hearty Lyonnaise cuisine – the culinary capital of F(...)

Chilli and lemongrass turkey curry with jasmine rice

Give your turkey and ham a cheesy lid, or spike the bird with Asian spices

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

Christmas Dinner Part III: 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 II: 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: Neven Maguire and Darina Allen's top tips for putting a great dinner on the table

Home Economics for Life, by Neven Maguire (Gill Books, €22.99).

It has been a good year for Irish cookbooks and for chefs we claim as ours

If you’ve never before attempted getting the Christmas feast to the table, there's plenty of fail-safe recipes to help you put on a real spread

These recipe suggestions from Ireland’s top chefs will help you plan an epic festive feast

’Tis the season . . . to eat Brussels sprouts

Salad, soup, mash, Mornay, and as a love token. Here’s how to make the most of the little green globes

Head chef Holly Dalton and owner Colin Harmon in Gertrude, which opens on Pearse Street in Dublin 2 on Tuesday. Photographs:  Tom Honan

Harmon's latest cafe offers affordable all-day dining with as much emphasis on wine as on coffee

Paula Hannigan’s gluten-free speculoos and eggnog trifle. Photograph: Karen Dempsey Photography

Starters and desserts are where you can give your culinary imagination free rein on Christmas day. Take some advice from these top(...)

Aldi’s Specially Selected Organic Bronze Whole Irish Turkey

Christmas dinner is a crucial front in the battle for supremacy in a cut-throat market

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread (wo)man

Food File: Get your hands on top Italian olive oil, beech serving boards and a coffee treat

 Damien Grey (left) and Andrew Heron, at Heron & Grey restaurant in Blackrock market, which is to close in January. Photograph: Eric Luke

Co-owner Andrew Heron leaves partnership that won Michelin star 10 months after opening

 Dylan McGrath outside Shelbourne Social restaurant on Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, which will open on Thursday. Photographs:   Nick Bradshaw

First Look: Chef Dylan McGrath opens the doors of the new Shelbourne Social restaurant on Thursday

Food File: Pickle Organic makes frozen meals with a difference; and Teeling offers personalised bottles

Victorian Tea Times, Arklow, Co Wicklow

Food File: Victorian Tea Times offer guests a chance to get in costume for afternoon tea

Shot in the arm: it is heartening to see how many coffee shops and other food businesses are cutting back on single-use containers. Photograph: iStock/Getty

The ‘Irish Times’ war on waste food survey finds food businesses are making progress – but fast food and ready meals are black spo(...)

FoodSpace: executive head chef Conor Spacey

FoodSpace raises the sustainability bar, using only local ingredients in zero-waste kitchens

The Grand Bar at the revamped Cafe en Seine, looking through to the new entrance on  Anne’s Lane. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

The pub on Dawson Street will have a new emphasis on food and an enclosed garden terrace with a retractable roof

Christmas puddings by Scéal Bakery will be on sale at the Dublin Flea in December

Food File - The weekly food news round-up Celebrate Thanksgiving, get hands-on with chocolate and visit the Dublin Flea Christmas (...)

Peter Hannan (left) and Pat Whelan

Peter Hannan and Pat Whelan have joined forces for a product that will be ‘10 times as powerful’

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

It’s toastie time at the Harbour Bar in Bray

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

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

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

Six-ingredient supper: 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

 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

Biryani brunch at Kerala Kitchen.

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

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

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