Irish and international chefs and media personalities have signed up to create monthly specials for the Cluck Burger Club. Photograph: iStock

Food File: Elsewhere Cadbury has organised a very special Easter egg hunt

Paul Flynn’s simple vegetable curry can be on the table in 25 minutes.

Simple, tasty meals packed full of good things to bring comfort and warmth

Chef and restaurateur Gaz Smith is to open a third restaurant, Michael’s Blackrock, in the south Co Dublin village. Photograph: Tom Honan

Planning sought for all-weather terrace for new restaurant in Clodagh’s Kitchen premises

Cheeseboard accompaniments can include chutney, honey, nuts and berries. Photograph: iStock

Expert tips on what cheese to choose, how to store it and what to serve with it

Paul Flynn's parsnip, sesame and red onion cake with minted cranberry yoghurt.

Showstopper savoury cakes, tartes Tatin, nut loaf and a Chinese favourite reimagined

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

Christmas dinner part I: Advice and recipes from Paul Flynn, Neven Maguire and Darina Allen

Lolo’s Picklery produce. Photograph: Eva Blake Photography

Food File: Julien Comte’s new Blackrock cheese bar; Champagne in the G; top Irish basil and tannery treats

Christmas party food from Marks & Spencer, SuperValu, Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl

Party snacks galore from Marks & Spencer, SuperValu, Dunnes, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl

First Look: Luna, next to Drury Street car park in central Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

L’Gueuleton owner Declan O’Regan takes over and brings in head chef Ben Dineen

Cancelled bookings: ‘We have lost at least 800 covers,” says Joe Donnelly of Rascals

Restaurateurs and hoteliers are losing customers at what should be their busiest time

Six by Nico: chefs David Boath and Erin Sweeney at Dublin’s newest restaurant, which opens today on Molesworth Street. Photographs: Tom Honan

Nico Simeone’s Glasgow-based chain serves a competitively priced six-course tasting menu

Judging underway to find The K Club’s amateur wine enthusiast 2022.

The prize worth €10k includes a trip to Bordeaux, tastings, and a food and wine masterclass

Chef and TV presenter Mark Moriarty cooked  with Michelin starred chef Ahmet Dede for a Food Month at The Irish Times reader event. Pictured (left to right) Roisin Ingle, Ahmet Dede, Mark Moriarty, Marie Claire Digby and Michael Thornton. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Guests enjoy six-course menus and meet the chefs, but it doesn’t end well for the pot washer

Clear out your fridge before you go shopping and you’ll shop better and spend less money because you’ll know what you actually need.

Fridge restocking videos are going viral. Here’s why

Panettone stuffed with Cream Of The Crop gelato. Photograph: Kamyla Abreu

Food File: Susan Jane White’s tasty online classes plus reasons to join The Dessert Club

The 80-seat restaurant upstairs in  Lennan’s Yard.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lennan’s Yard will offer several eating and drinking options, indoors and outdoors

Chef Kevin Burke in Library St, the former Allta restaurant in Dublin 2. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The former Allta chef has taken over its old premises, with a focus on sharing plates

Gaz Smith: ‘It was such a relief to sell that first 1,000; it was a massive leap of faith for people to buy a book that they haven’t seen.’  Photograph:  Katie Quinn

Publishing And for Mains..., his first cookbook, co-authored with butcher Rick Higgins, was a huge gamble for the Dublin restaurat(...)

The Chipper: Six by Nico’s fine-dining take on chip-shop classics

Six by Nico to open next door to The Ivy with six-course, €45 menu inspired by chef’s Scots-Italian heritage

The K Club, in Straffan, Co Kildare, is inviting Irish Times readers to enter a competition to play a part in the hotel's wine team for 2022

Food Month: Be the K Club’s amateur wine connoisseur, or stay and dine at Cliff hotels and restaurants for four nights

Ninth year of initiative that puts food in the spotlight and invites readers to participate in real and virtual events and win exc(...)

Ahmet Dede, from Michelin-starred restaurant Dede in Baltimore, and chef Mark Moriarty will be cooking together for Food Month at The Irish Times

Our popular reader events and dinners have returned and run on select dates in November, bookings open now

Kevin Burke in front of the former Allta restaurant in Dublin city centre which he will reopen as Library St., next month.

Kevin Burke will open Library St in November serving sharing plates of Irish seasonal food

Christmas food from Marks & Spencer.

Irish stores will not offer web orders for festive food due to Brexit-related supply uncertainty

Lismore Food Company has added 26 new artisan food products to its range.

Food File: Boyne Valley Honey has launched a wildflower honey via our Irish beekeepers and it's game on at Wilde

Mickael Viljanen and Mark Moriarty. Photograph: Mark Boland

TV chef Mark Moriarty plans to open his own restaurant in Dublin but first there is a third series of Beyond The Menu

Kian Louët Feisser of the Carlingford Oyster Company which is part of the Sea Louth Seafood Trail

Food File: Stanley Tucci releases memoir and tickets on sale for Dundrum symposium

Jamie Oliver is sharing his love for cooking family meals with the publication of Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy, and its accompanying television series. Photograph: Paul Stuart

The celebrity chef on lockdown life and an addition to the family, plus three new recipes

Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen: Donegal lobster at the Dublin restaurant, which is now in the Michelin Guide

Eating-out guide includes monthly updates to website and app in advance of award ceremony

The wine cellar at Fallon & Byrne is back open with a new look and a new menu

Food File: Aldi’s newcomers hit shelves and Dalkey Food Company releases sorbet range

The Great Taste Awards are judged by a panel of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retail buyers, cooks, producers, food writers, journalists and social media influencers. Photograph: Sam Pelly

Coffee companies dominate, with four earning prestigious three-star status

Paul Flynn’s easy paella. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Irish chef reaches final of international paella competition

John Relihan (centre) with Pat Conway (left) and Jim O’Brien

Food File: Get charitable with Shines Seafood, and practise your Spanish and gluten-free skills

Restaurant of the Year, Chapter One  by Mickael Viljanen.

‘A love letter to Irish food and hospitality’: 29 awards to people and businesses across the country

Caitlin Merrigan, winner of last year’s Kenwood Young Baker title.

Food File: Win a trip to Spain, change career and become a butcher, and the secret to delicious salad dressings

There are 32 ingredients in this All-Ireland sandwich, one from every county.

The gargantuan sandwich has 3 types of bread, 5 meats, 3 fish products and 4 cheeses

‘Rosie’s speciality is stirring batter when we make brownies or banana bread. Well, if I’m honest, her real speciality is licking the bowl.’ Photograph: iStock

Russ Parsons: With Rosie (3) it’s all about having fun in the kitchen, skills can come later

Taste of Dublin 2021: Kwanghi Chan with his clay-pot-rice-inspired chicken dish. Photograph: Allen Kiely

The food festival has returned to take over Iveagh Gardens, but with a reduced capacity

Chefs Conor Spacey and Erica Drum are hosting a zero-waste supper club in Dún Laoghaire

Food File: Chefs uncovering the mystery of sustainable cooking at Ink Cafe

Triggerfish Cookshop owner Bob Toal with a Skagerrak teak end-grain cutting board. Photograph: Tom Honan

Food File: Teak chopping boards; Circa’s wine dinner; artisan Irish hampers; and McCormacks' fresh new look

Vaughan’s on the Prom in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph:  Paul Sherwood

Vaughan’s on the Prom is the latest gem in the crown of an expanding family business

Chef Pat Lalor bought a Gozney Roccbox outdoor pizza oven during the first lockdown and has now, with his partner Debbie Gartland, turned it into a business, Pat’s Pizza Kitchen. Photograph: Alan Betson

Should you buy a pizza oven, fancy coffee machine, knife set or Thermomix?

Sarah Richards and Conor Naughton of Seagull Bakery. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Food File: The Seagull lands in Dunmore East as the search for the best toastie begins

Chef Danni Barry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Michelin-starred chef Danni Barry on the Wicklow Escape and life after her husband

Outdoor dining at the revamped House Dublin on Leeson Street in Dublin 2. Photographs: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

First Look: House looks to the outdoors in response to new direction for hospitality

An Angus beef burger from Flipside in Sligo, winner of the Best Burger in Ireland 2021 award.

Two-for-one burgers available tomorrow – National Burger Day – at more than 500 outlets

Chef Aoife Barker is making picnic baskets with a weekly changing menu. Photograph: Dara Mac Dómhnaill/The Irish Times

Food File: Maldon sea salt, Butler’s Pantry cakes delivered and Stillgarden Distillery Academy

Mae: Grainne O'Keefe at her new restaurant above the French Paradox, on Shelbourne Road in Dublin 4. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The former head chef at Clanbrassil House has opened her own establishment, Mae

Grá Chocolates handmade in Galway by Gráinne Mullins

Food File: First birthday for Grá Chocolates; Taste of Dublin is back; Keogh's release new Crispy Bits; and Ballyseedy Cafe in Ker(...)

Turn the heat down with a bowl of delicious home made ice cream. Photograph: iStock

Hot-weekend treats from the freezer that don't require an ice-cream maker

Recommended by Irish Times readers: Urban Brewing

Responses flooded in when we asked where you had enjoyed dining out. This is a selection

Rozzers Restaurant, named after the owners, the Rosney family, has been voted Ireland’s best fine dining restaurant.

Restaurants in Kerry and Cork dominate Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards 2021


Where water bowls, treats, even doggy menus are offered to four-legged guests

Former Aimsir chef Tom Downes and partner Stina Hjalmarsson become full-time gardeners

Beth O’Brien and her Wednesday doughnuts at the Sea Hare

Food File: Beth O’Brien’s Wednesday doughnut specials will be worth a detour

Brian Treacy, Deilson Cerqueira, Josh Leahy, Tanja Masic, Eszter Thomka, Peter McGettigan, Fabio Ribeiro, Sam Williamson and Thiago T Lopes of Bartenders Collective. Photograph: Kamyla Abreu

Food File: Trade Secrets of the bar world, outdoor dining gets a revamp and peanut butter goes spicy

There is strong demand for staff as businesses reopen. Photograph: iStock

Employers are struggling to find experienced staff as bars, restaurants and hotels reopen

The location of Allta’s summer house dining experience on the grounds of Slane Castle in Co Meath

Allta Summer House will serve a €95 no-choice menu in a tent structure overlooking the Boyne

Nigel and Magaly Murray of Gran Gran’s Foods

Food File: A robust Andalucian olive oil; and a top Champagne-oyster combo

Chef and television presenter Catherine Fulvio treasures her 'monster crusher'

Park Hotel Kenmare: owners Francis and John Brennan. All photographs: Barry Murphy

John and Francis Brennan’s historic Co Kerry hotel reopens after a €1m makeover

Sunil Ghai and Benny Jacob’s Pickle Indian street food restaurant will offer a set menu of regional Indian food at the Roe & Co outdoor dining season

Set menus from Irish, Indian, Filipino, Thai, Japanese and Caribbean restaurants will be served along with cocktail pairings

Sally Barnes sharing fish  smoking tips with masterclass participants at Wodcock Smokery. Photograph: Max Jones.

Food File: A new vegan addition to the Irish market, made from jackfruit; cake grazing tables and a Galway food app

Daniel Smith, marketing manager at Grogan’s pub, South William Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businesses prepare for the lifting of restrictions on outdoor dining, from June 7th

Lee Hanson and Riad Nasar of Frenchette

Food File: The Back to Dine enterprise has signed up Frenchette restaurant in Tribeca

Two-star chef: Mickael Viljanen is crossing the River Liffey to join the Dublin restaurant Chapter One

Viljanen, who quit the Greenhouse this week, is teaming up with Ross Lewis at one-star rival

The Greenhouse: Mickael Viljanen (second right) and colleagues after their Dublin restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star, in 2020. Photograph: Instagram/Mickael Viljanen

Mickael Viljanen leaves the Greenhouse after winning it a second star in 2020

The Olde Glen Pub & Restaurant in Donegal

Food File: The former Forest & Marcy head chef is now in the kitchen at Olde Glen, trailer treasure in Goatstown, and a Kilkenny c(...)

The Garden Room at Suesey Street in Dublin 2 is booked up for prime time weekend reservations until July 24th.

Irish restaurateurs are reporting strong demand for reservations for outside dining

Nuara and Tibrah Bazama with   pastries they make at their Munch cafe in Balally, Dublin

Tibrah and Nuara Bazama are introducing their Dublin cafe clients to the delights of Arabic pastries

Grá picnics can be delivered to scenic locations in Co Clare.

Preparing picnics can take the joy out of them, so let someone else do the hard work

KD Food Co’s grazing table, suitable for small celebrations, when regulations allow.

Food File: Enterprising and tempting new food offerings from Kilkenny, Waterford and Dublin

Simon Rimmer cooking chicken on a gas barbecue.

Some 70% of us believe we are better at barbecuing than we were before the pandemic

Chefs Karl Whelan (left) and Niall Sabongi in their new venture, Saltwater Grocery in Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Saltwater Grocery, a new type of fishmonger and gourmet food shop, opens in Dublin

Irish-designed, Indian-made table linens by The Designed Table.

Food File: The Designed Table’s new online shop; comfort food meals ready to heat; online cookery classes with ingredients deliver(...)

Banana muffins with toffee sauce and whipped cream. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

Easy-to-make treats by Aoife Noonan, Vanessa Greenwood, Donal Skehan and Domini Kemp

Deadly Bagel. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Food File: Ciarán Hyland of Deadly Bagel; Dr Coy’s new recipe bouillon; Cream of the Crop ice-cream

 Marion Roeleveld, who makes Killeen Farmhouse Cheese, is the recipent of a lifetime achievement in the Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards 2021. Photographs: Paul Sherwood.

Beef, butter and potatoes among winners of Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards

In practice, many of us use our microwaves for little more than heating ready meals or making porridge and popcorn. Photograph: Getty

Ten things you might not know your microwave is good at, from cooking rice to peeling chestnuts

Taste of the Festival: Paul Flynn, Tannery chef and Irish Times food columnist

Six-course menu features dishes by Paul Flynn, Ian Doyle, Roisin Horsom and Judit McNally

Pilpil sauce with baked fish. Photograph: iStock

Food File: Shellfish platters delivered to your door, and a new high-welfare free range chicken range


The Irish Times Magazine’s food team on the best items they pop in their trolley every week

Lamb recipes for every occasion, including Easter Sunday lunch or dinner. Photograph: iStock.

Plus something to keep the vegetarians and pescatarians happy this weekend, too

Cakes, buns and muffins to celebrate Easter week. Photograph: iStock

Feast your eyes on these hot cross buns, spectacular sponges and decadent chocolate cakes from our cookery experts

Bujo's Easter roast can be delivered nationwide.

Food File: The Fermentery, from the couple behind Plúr Bakery, will open mid-April selling bread, pastries and fermented foods

 Margherita pizza with  mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Photograph: iStock

Fakeaway Friday: Top tips from the best pizza makers on how to perfect your pie

Nestpick’s top score: chefs prepare food at a restaurant in London, the city with the most vegetarian-friendly restaurants, events and festivals. Photograph: Kate Green/Getty

London tops survey of 75 cities, scoring 100% in providing ‘happy and healthy’ veggie lifestyle

Easter hamper from The Bakery by The Cupcake Bloke.

Food File: From hampers to spectacular eggs and sustainable packaging

The Featherblade cheese burger with smoked bacon, black garlic mayo and pickled onions.

Fakeaway Friday: The perfect bacon cheeseburger is easy to crack with these top tips

Paul Flynn’s rack of bacon and creamed cabbage. Photograph: Harry Weir

Irresistible dishes from Paul Flynn, the Happy Pear, Lilly Higgins, Carmel Somers and more

Eoin Cluskey of Bread 41 in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Expansion plans at Bread 41 include cake baking, mobile sales and additional restaurant space

Murphia List 2021: Fiona Leahy of event company Fiona Leahy Design

Round-up names most the influential Irish chefs, restaurateurs and more in London hospitality

The Mother’s Day gift from, €65

Food File: Sign up for a monthly delivery of three bottles of wine personally selected to suit your preferences, for

Air fryers:are the must-have appliances foodie fad or culinary revolution?

Sales are surging, but are the must-have appliances culinary revolution or foodie fad?

Nachos with all the toppings. Photograph: iStock.

Fakeaway Friday: Brunch tacos and loaded nachos with charred sweetcorn and homemade queso sauce

JP McMahon with his daughters, Heather and Martha. Photograph: Anita Murphy

Food File: Enjoy a hotel breakfast at home, and say hello to halloumi, hot sauce and pizza

Sausage, egg and cheese muffin. For chef Mark Moriarty’s version, scroll down. Photograph: iStock

Fakeaway Friday: The breakfast sandwich gets a chef’s home-cooking upgrade

The new portable gas barbecue from Weber

Food File: Clever grilling option, an online beer and Chinese food tasting event; and afternoon tea to your door

Phad Thai noodles with prawns, tofu, spring onions, ginger, peanuts and  egg. Photograph: iStock

Fakeaway Friday: Nightmarket restaurant’s fuss-free but authentic phad Thai

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