Denis O’Brien, head concierge at The Shelbourne hotel, and keeper of  the Horseshoe bar’s secrets

The Shelbourne hotel’s ‘institution within an institution’ gets ready to party – discreetly

Catch it if you can: Simon Delaney on his love affair with American diner food

Simon Delaney has written a cookbook about US diner food, a good option for a Thanksgiving feast if you’re saving the turkey for C(...)

Killian Crowley, winner of the UK & Ireland regional final of the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition in London on Monday night, with  judge Angela Hartnett

Killian Crowley will represent Ireland at the global final of San Pellegrino Young Chef

Conor Halpenny is the Euro-Toques young chef of  the year 2017.

Conor Halpenny from Chapter One wins a placement with Richard Corrigan in London

Charred cauliflower with tahini, harissa honey sauce and preseved lemons, from Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour. Photograph: Kris Kirkham

Food File: Latest food news and inspiration

Fico Eataly World agri-park is a joint venture between the Eataly Italian food markets, of which there are now 17 worldwide and 18 in Italy, and two Italian co-ops

A 20-acre food and farming theme park, this vast agri-park is a magic culinary kingdom

Snail farmer Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot in Co Carlow. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Lucrative alternative farm enterprise attracts growing numbers

The central aisle in the indoor pavilion at FICO Eataly World Bologna, a food and farming theme park which opens today. Photograph: Getty Images

Here’s what visitors need to know about food theme park Eataly

Wexford farmer Liam Byrne and his water buffalo. Photograph: Ramona Farrelly

Food File: an Irish water buffalo farm; teabags for Christmas, and recipes from Our Lady’s Hospice

Chef Bryan McCarthy is teaming up with Cork Science Week to offer a tasting menu with a difference.

An unusual tasting menu at Cask & Greene's in Cork and an interactive lesson on umami burgers are part of this year’s Science Week

Aaron Caddel, founder of Mr Holmes Bakehouse, which has seven branches in California and South Korea and is credited with inventing the Cruffin pastry.

Californian bakery credited with inventing the croissant/muffin hybrid is taking part in a three-day confectionery event

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Co, is representing Ireland at the World Barista Championships in Seoul this week. Photograph: Al Higgins

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Co, is banking on making the best coffee of his life this weekend at the world barista ch(...)

Aisling Rock, a student at GMIT, Galway, has been chosen as the European Young Chef of 2017.

Aisling Rock, a student at GMIT, was the only female finalist in the competition

Doug Harrington (right) teaching culinary students at Cliff Academy at Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare

The MSc students learn about portion control, hospital food and mindful eating

Oysters baked in savoury butter. Photograph: Walter Pfeiffer

Food File: Delicious quinoa (honestly!), 30 years of Lir chocolate and posh bubbly

James Sheridan: “I felt a constant fear and had utterly irrational thoughts, leaving me completely drained and devoid of happiness. A constant ‘what’s the point’ attitude prevailed.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A high-stress environment and bullying are blamed for the increasing incidence of mental-health issues among Ireland’s chefs

Exterior of the refurbished Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin, which reopens today. Photograph: Alan Betson

The buns are back, but the big mugs of milky coffee are gone

Donal Skehan’s pasta with creamy mushroom sauce

We’ve found some perfect carb-heavy recipes for those who’ve run 26.2 miles – and the rest of us Bank Holiday couch potatoes, too

The first floor dining room at Kerala Kitchen on Baggot Street. Photograph: Nathalie Márquez Courtney

Food File: Kerala Kitchen opens to Christmas parties; and Guilbaud embraces Nespresso

Cowfish, a rooftop grill with sea views in Bray, Co Wicklow, offers great steak and fish dishes

Foodfile: Foodies in for a treat at Savour Kilkenny festival and this year’s must-have cookbook

A national campaign is running in the US this week, urging eligible Irish immigrants to apply for citizenship. Photograph: Getty Images

#WhyCitizenship campaign urges 30,000 Irish to apply as immigration uncertainty continues

Bronagh Rogers, who has made it to the final six in the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, presenting her semi-final dish to judges Graham Neville, Gareth Mullins and Danni Barry

Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year finalists revealed. Richard Corrigan to help choose winner

Philip Denhardt and Kristin Jensen bring their Ballymaloe pop-up into the home

The Merrion joint-owner Lochlann Quinn: ‘It was conceived as a giant hobby’

As the hotel celebrates two decades in business, we meet the people who have been there from the very beginning

 Chef John Relihan (right), and  Patrick O’Sullivan, president of the World BBQ Association,  at the launch of the World BBQ Championships which take place in Limerick this weekend. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

World BBQ Championships starts in Limerick this evening, with 100 teams from 30 countries competing for the grand prize

Gill Meller: the River Cottage chef will be cooking a harvest supper at Burtown House, Co Kildare on October 20th

Food File: Gill Meller from River Cottage cooks up a harvest supper at Burtown House, Rachel Allen at Lakelands food fest, and Bas(...)

Helen James: her book reflects her strong feelings about what make a house a home

The designer, cook, mother and creative director of homewares for Dunnes Stores shares recipes and tips from her new book

From right to left: Chef Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate Sweeney of the Wild Honey Inn after the Michelin Star announcement,  with their daughter  Levi and son, Reece. Photograph: Marie Claire Digby

The award comes after 33 ‘tough’ years in the kitchen for Wild Honey Inn owner Aidan McGrath

The Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare

The Wild Honey Inn is the first pub to win in Ireland. All existing star-holders keep their awards

“Party Food to Share”:  suggestions for breakfast and brunch parties, lunch, dinner, and special occasion feasts, all focusing on sharable    platters

Food File: The weekly food news round-up

“The most important thing is to remind yourself that people are coming to have a good time, not to judge, and you just need to make them feel welcome”

Nigella on her strained relationship with her mother and how to feed a crowd without freaking out

 Barry Fitzgerald and Claremarie Thomas will open their second Dublin restaurant next week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Clanbrassil House to open next week, with Grainne O’Keefe as head chef

“My gran taught me how to cook, from about the age of four,” says Roz Purcell.  “By the time I turned six, I was making dinner for them.”

The model’s new cookbook is quirky, inventive and very user-friendly

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

Dine in one of the carriages from Sidney Lumet’s 1974 film, and watch the movie

Want to stay in this luxurious apartment in Melbourne for €92 a night? There’s only one catch – you’ve got to be aged 50 or over.

An Irish website offers holiday accommodation around the world, as long as you are over 50 years of age

Happy Pear at home: David and Stephen Flynn have launched a tasty range of vegetarian ready meals

Food File: National Culture Night offers tasty event, Scéal Bakery moves to bigger premises and Newbridge Silverware cafe gets rev(...)

Get your bake on: It’s National Bread Week

Sourdough loaves, tray-bake focaccia, oriental bao buns, and a best-ever banana bread to mark National Bread Week

Robin Gill  will be doing four pop-up dinners and masterclasses at Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin 14.

London chef and restaurateur signs up for ongoing collaboration with Airfield urban farm

Sweet success: Yotam Ottolenghi has written his new book with his colleague Helen Goh. Photograph: Peden + Munk

The chef and food writer on living in Ireland and his new collection of 100 sweet recipes

Cilian Byrne’s Pieman pies and sausage rolls

There’s a huge and lovely variety in Lidl’s new range of Irish products from pies and pestos to shellfish umami pearls

Farmer Pat McBennett and Luke Creighan, owner of The Natural Bakery, harvesting wheat in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

Food File: New foodie events at Fumbally; wine region showdown at Restaurant FortyOne

Barry Canny of Peploe’s restaurant with the guest book from Jammet’s restaurant. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plus: Free seafood for kids and a re-creation of JFK’s tea party

‘I just want the next 10 years to be different and I’m really excited about it’

Having left school at 16, Oliver now has restaurants all over the world, a TV production company and a charitable foundation

Kevin and Muriel Thornton at their home in Ranelagh, where they are opening a cookery school, Kevin Thornton’s Kooks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Since Kevin and Muriel Thornton closed their Michelin-starred restaurant, they’ve never looked back. Now they’re looking forward t(...)

Airfield Estate and urban farm hosts a discussion around food literacy on September 7th, and its annual food fair on September 9th and 10th. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Food File: Nadiya Hussain’s third cookery book and new charcuterie at Dunnes Stores

Left Bank in Kilkenny city is Ireland’s Sky Bar of the Year. Photograph: Visit Kilkenny

Liquor Rooms mixologist makes spirited play for best cocktail bartender title

Cocktail made with Bumblebee Flower Farm blooms

Food File: Order edible flowers from west Cork, get spoiled with olive oil and get a flavour of Waterford

Marie Claire Digby and Jan Jariabka with the finished product: raspberry and white chocolate gelato. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s the secret of making gelato? Marie Claire Digby follows Irish organic milk from a Carlow farm to a Dublin city centre gelat(...)

The fourth Big Grill Fest takes place in Herbert Park in Dublin 4 from Thursday to Sunday.

Herbert Park hosts festival of cooking over fire and smoke from Thursday to Sunday

Wilde restaurant at the Westbury hotel is offering a three-course summer menu accompanied by three glasses of Krug, for €180

Bubbles barometer: a Dublin restaurant is offering a Celtic Tiger-style, Krug-branded meal

Evan Doyle (right), with apple growers Rod and Julie Calder-Potts and   bar manager Sri Pandalla  in the BrookLodge orchard and apiary which will provide cider and fruit juice, apple syrup and honey for the ZEROKM dinner.

Wheat for the flour to make the bread, rapeseed for the oil, grapes for the wine and grappa ... all grown at BrookLodge

The Home Team crew from Charleston, South Carolina  will be doing a deep south barbecue pitmasterclass at The Big Grill festival in Herbert Park, Dublin, from August 17th-20th

Food File: Meat and veg meet up at The Big Grill; Urchin shakes up some salads and juices

Retail manager Killian Martin at Dollard & Co on Wellington Quay, which is located in the former Dollard Printworks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

This New York-style food hall will have deli-style menu and more formal dining

The Green Barn restaurant at Burtown House and Gardens

Food File: The Legal Eagle reopens with a new gastro flavour; and Cavan gets culinary

Butcher, deer hunter and smallholder John Griffin instructing Elsie McCay on boning out a shoulder of venison on a one-day introduction to butchery course. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

‘I kill 200 deer a year, and I can butcher one, start to finish, with this little knife’

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, New York, which has reopened after a 12-month renovation. Photographs: Peter Aaron, courtesy of 1100 Architect.

Cost of remedial works exceed the original build cost of the monument

Who is Alice Collins Plebuch? A DNA test revealed that she is half Jewish and has Middle Eastern and Eastern European blood rather than being of only Irish descent. Photograph: Yana Paskova for The Washington Post/Getty Images

A ‘just for fun’ home test kit produced results that changed the lives of two families

The Euro-Toques Food Awards winners with chef and Commissioner General Graham Neville (right)

Fish, beef, raw milk, kid goat and garlic earn Euro-Toques awards

A computer generated image of the design of the interior of the €2m Clontarf Baths cafe, bar and restaurant, which is due to open later this year

Irish-owned Dubai design firm says revamped seawater baths will open in late 2017

The Gandon Room Restaurant at Slane Castle, where the head chef is Catherine James Budriene

Food File: Móinéir afternoon tea at Druids Glen, Freddy Buttons in China, artists at Chapter One and Kai

Brendan Browne: “I like the physicality, along with the challenge of playing against guys who have been playing it all their lives”

The Irish Warriors are among the favourites to take the men’s title in Melbourne

You too can make your dinner look this photogenic, after a food styling class with Jette Virdi, bookable on Airbnb

Accommodation website offers tuition, guided tours and private home visits to food lovers

The Boyne Valley is Ireland’s reigning Top Foodie Destination, and a finalist in this year’s competition

There are 10 destinations in contention for the title and you can vote for your favourite

Sinéad Ní Gháirbhith serves a customer in The Cheese Press in Ennistymon, Co Clare

Food File: ‘Great British Bake Off’ star’s new book; a spicier spice bag; pasta pop-up

Brioche restaurant in Ranelagh, which posted news of its immediate closure on social media on Wednesday.

‘Staying alive is a mantra we are starting to hear again’

The dining room at the St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. Photograph: courtesy of The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club

The St Stephen's Green Hibernian Club will take bookings from non-members as The Chophouse moves in

Chan Hong Meng: “Receiving a Michelin star is a very humbling experience for a hawker.”  Photograph: Laura June Kirsch

Chan Hon Meng will make his award-winning chicken dish at a Dublin event

James Boland and Garrett Fitzgerald  at the Brother Hubbard cafe on Capel Street. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Expansion plans will see Brother Hubbard North merge with corner site to create potential for 300-seat restaurant, function space (...)

Chan Hong Meng  at his Hong Kong Chicken Rice and Noodle stall  in Singapore

Chan Hon Meng the star attraction at Portobello Harbour event

Chef Gareth (Gaz) Smith, left, from Michael’s in Mount Merrion, Dublin, with fishermen Steven Farren and Robert Markey, on board ‘Celtic Spirit II’, fishing for lobster and crab, off Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One chef joins local fishermen to see where they catch his shellfish – before getting down to the grizzly business of killing and (...)

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Maori sisters Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird cook Irish food at L Mulligan Grocer

Alison O’Reilly, Lorna Robertson and Giovanna Ryan of Three Girls Cook

Food File: Alison O’Reilly and two fellow contestants join forces to form Three Girls Cook

David and Padraig Hanley are offering a €30 package which includes 500g each of cod, mackerel, prawns and whiting, and 250g of plaice

Food File: spice masterclass; Grainne O’Keefe’s pasta bar; chef swap at Aniar

Are Box Burger beef burgers the ones to represent Ireland at the European Street Food Awards? You can  vote now for your choice of vendor to head to the competition in Berlin

Top notch taco, banging burger or brilliant bao ... vote now for your favourite food eaten on the hoof

Thinking of coming back to live in Ireland? The cost of renting a home might be a surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

How much can you expect to pay to rent around Ireland?

Euro-Toques Ireland young chef of the year 2016 Maeve Walsh with guest judge Nathan Outlaw, with whom she will begin working in the UK next month

Previous winners include Mark Moriarty and Maeve Walsh, the current holder of the title, who is about to start new job in Michelin(...)

Food On The Edge  director JP McMahon, and chef Domini Kemp  at the event briefing in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Food on the Edge 2017 will include three stars of Netflix ‘Chef’s Table’

Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Dublin to launch his new desserts  and baking book

Tickets now on sale for event with the food writer and chef, and his dessert book co-author Helen Goh

Sommelier Julie Dupouy at Residence, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Julie Dupouy, the best female sommelier in the world, has a down-to-earth approach

Elly Curshen aka Elly Pear: building blocks for healthy eating

Food File: Feast of fermentation, gastro Masters and SuperValu’s Wagyu beef

The Market Bar: tapas platter, dessert and a glass of sangria for €15 on  World Tapas Day

Food File: Unique mini-meringues, a premium recipe site, BBQ to battle cancer and turning to tapas

The Flood family: dad John Joe, mum Ann, Stephen and his mum Johanna, Gemma and her son Lucas

A gripping new TV series observes the Irish diaspora bridging the gap between home and abroad

Cheesemakers Ann McGrath, Jeffa Gill and Sarah Hennessy, winners of Best Irish Cheese at the British Cheese Awards

The three women behind Durrus Óg took the top honour for Irish cheese at annual awards

For the Love of Gránola

Food File: Cabbage in Cong; Taste of Dublin winners; and outdoor dining in Clontarf

Chester-based chef Gary Usher has succeeded in raising more than £200,000 on Kickstarter to open his fourth restaurant

Gary Usher will open his fourth crowdfunded restaurant in September

Chef Niall Davidson in action on Meatopia London’s Cutting Room Stage  at the   festival last year.  Guinness X Meatopia will take place in Dublin on July 1st and 2nd

Meatopia food festival, already a hit in New York and London, makes its Dublin debut in July

Polish celebrity chef Damian Wawrzyniak is cooking a 12-course banquet in Dublin. Photograph: Mark Sherratt

More than 12 courses will be on offer – and that’s just from the visitors – at a banquet bringing Polish and Irish food lovers tog(...)

Brioche in Ranelagh wants to know what you think of your dinner.

Food File: Hot coffee, a guide to dairy and a day out with Sheridans Cheesemongers

 Aoife McDonnell of Donegal, Lee Chin of Wexford and Jamie Clarke of Armagh at the  launch of the 2017 Global Games Development Fund at Iveagh House on Wednesday.  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Global Games Development Fund supports club initiatives designed to promote playing Gaelic games

Darina Allen, festival co-director, hosting a cookery demo with Sunil Ghai from Pickle restaurant, Dublin. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The food festival, which created some great memories last weekend, is taking a one-year break

Festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen planning their Litfest 2017 weekend with  guest chefs Jacob Kenedy from Bocca Di Lupo in Soho, and    Richard Falk and Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Who not to miss, where to eat and drink, and how to get home after a late night in The Big Shed

Arun Bakery features in a short film about Dublin’s food history

Food File: Gourmet getaways in Donegal, Wine Wednesdays and Spanish gastronomic workshops

Rory Staunton, pictured before his death in New York at the age of 12.

Irish-American boy’s death led to lobbying for awareness of life-threatening infection

On The Fringe: there are lots of free activities at Litfest this weekend, and The Big Shed will be the place to meet, eat and drink, and make merry.

Plan your visit to the food and drink festival carefully and you could be part of the action and meet your literary hero for (almo(...)

The World BBQ Championships are coming to Limerick in October

Plus, learn how to select, grill and smoke meat at Smithfield’s free fire pit sessions

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly has exited BBC MasterChef and now plans on running supper clubs in Dublin and London

‘It was life-changing. I learnt more about food and about myself than I ever thought possible’

Ballyvaughan Farmer's Market, Co Clare - which is open for the summer season

Food File: Irish asparagus, edible flowers and Dublin’s food history also on the menu

Graeme Blackmore, originally from Dublin, is a wine merchant in Berkeley, California

‘Craft beer is great, but there’s a special place reserved for wine at the table’

You won’t get much change from €1,000 for an entry-level  one-bed monthly rental in Dublin; a similar unit in Hong Kong would cost you  almost double that amount

South Dublin is now more expensive than London, but what about other cities worldwide?

The world is your oyster, or your office  ... or so a group of millennial travellers has said in a controversial video

‘Dear Older Generation’ travel video is watched 4.6 million times in four days – but not everyone is happy

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