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

The Whole Hog takeaway from barbecue specialist, Baste.

There are many options available, from a Michelin-star meal to fancy fish and chips

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

Is this how you will be eating your pancakes today? Photograph: iStock

Top tips for perfect pancakes every time, with sweet and savoury toppings and fillings

Paul Flynn, The Tannery, Dungarvan, Co Waterford

Food File: Have a break at the Tannery or pay tribute to Maura Laverty in Ballymaloe

Derry and Sallyanne Clarke will close the Michelin-starred restaurant L’Ecrivain at the end of July. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chef to open ‘simpler’ bar and restaurant in Temple Bar

New wine bar, Amy Austin, which opens on Thursday on Dublin’s Drury Street. Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

Amy Austin is the latest venture from serial restaurateur John Farrell

Ireland’s best breakfasts and brunches 2020 have been announced. Photograph: iStock

Georgina Campbell says ‘marked improvements’ being made in Irish breakfasts

Bobby’s on Baggot Street has launched new soup and a sandwich lunch menu

Food File: Bobby’s new lunch offering, Ireland’s top taco, and chefs collaborate in Cork and Kerry

Recipes by Jenny Flynn, Lilly Higgins, Domini Kemp, Donal Skehan, Vanessa Greenwood

Joanne Faulkner ... taking sex from the kitchen table to the bedroom

New cookbook has 100 ways to improve your life by eating well

Brendan Smith

Cavan-Monaghan – Elected 11th count

The Chancery Grill: a hotel restaurant that’s genuinely interesting.

Food File: Thrilling grilling at Radisson Blu Royal, Irish coffee competition and raising a glass for charity

Learn how to make dumplings at the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

Food File: Magnus Nilsson returns to Galway; extra date for ichigo ichie’s kaiseki menu

Lamb is on the menu at the Merrion hotel as part of the collaboration with Ballyfin

Food File: Big House cooking, new food and drink tours in Belfast, and zero-waste shopping

Conor Dempsey  in his restaurant Amuse on Dawson Street, Dublin which recently closed. Photograph: Laura Hutton

In the early days of January, restaurants have been shutting at the rate of one a day

Lunchtime ‘mince’ burritos

‘There is a huge drive for plant-based eating,’ says the the model turned food writer

Mews restaurant head chef Ahmet Dede and owner Robert Collender. Photographs: Rohan Reilly

VAT and other costs, plus staff shortages, contribute to unprecedented shutdown rate

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is concerned about the cost of showing calorie counts. Photograph: iStock

A row over calories on restaurant menus has erupted as legislation looms

Diners can vote for their favourites when  the Irish Restaurant Awards 2020 judging process begins today at noon.

The public vote opens today. Take part and you could win a weekend at a Blue Book hotel

Healthy, simple, quick dishes proved popular with readers in 2019. Photograph: iStock.

Curry remains a favourite with readers, but a citrus dessert was most read on

Donal Skehan’s harissa baked eggs

Cast off the cosy Christmas cocoon and invite a gang over for these tasty meals

Chilli and lemongrass turkey curry with jasmine rice

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

’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

Our list includes a hatbox of champagne and a coffee subscription. Photograph: Getty

Don't panic - we've got you covered with this list of thoughtful gift ideas for every budget

Donal Skehan, Neven Magure, Lilly Higgins and more plan the festive feast

Eunice Power’s choux snowmen, filled with cream

Christmas Dinner part IV: 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 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

Hen’s Teeth Diner in Dublin 8: the diner’s lunchtime offering of soup, salads and sandwiches is more exciting than it sounds. Photograph: Starick

Food File: Hen’s Teeth Diner brings its lunchtime offering to foodie-friendly Dublin 8

The Cooking Experiences competition is being organised by Airbnb and there are more than 3,000 cooking experiences to choose from

Food File: A competition for food lovers and a visual feast for children in the form of a book

The Glass Curtain restaurant which opens today on MacCurtain Street in Cork

A mile of Swiss roll a day was baked and packed in former bakery that now houses a 36-seat restaurant

Port House Cava, Camden St, Dublin

Food File: Cava on Dublin’s Camden Street has a weekly changing selection of Iberian cheeses and meats, five types of cava by the (...)

Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition, is at the RDS in Dublin 4 from Thursday to Sunday

Taste of Dublin Festive Edition: what is it, where is it on, how to get tickets, how much does it cost

Gary Rhodes outside Rhodes D7 in Capel Street, Dublin, days prior to the official opening in 2006. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The TV chef’s massive Dublin restaurant opened to great fanfare, but things did not go to plan

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin.

Ireland features in new global online restaurant and bar guide from World’s 50 Best group

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