Waseem and Rahat   Saeed   (second and third from right) and their son Rehan   with  the  team at their Greystones  restaurant Daata

Food File: BuJo serves up new breakfast burger and Wilde restaurant shows its bubbly side

The Ivy Restaurant, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Soho landmark, a celebrity favourite, is getting a sister restaurant in Dublin

Sixth class students at Scoil Íde in Galway with Ronan and Eugene Greaney, owners of The Dough Bros.

‘The Honeys’ new book, ditching disposable cutlery, and acing afternoon tea

Phil Rosenthal down on the Ballymaloe farm with Darina Allen in the upcoming episode of the Netflix docu-series Somebody Feed Phil, which takes him to Dublin, Wicklow and Cork

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ visits Irish food heroes in Dublin, Wicklow and Cork

It’s Independence Day and how better to celebrate than with a classic US diner menu of pancakes, ribs and burgers

Simon Delaney’s pastrami topped chuck burger, Guinness and treacle ribs, and a buttermilk pancake stack for July 4th

Homemade lemonade  with thyme

Alternatives to beer and wine include these homemade soft drinks and new organic juices

Niall Davidson, chef patron at Nuala, London, who will be cooking at Meatopia at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery later this week, will be opening a restaurant in Dublin next spring.

Niall Davidson of Nuala restaurant is moving home to open in South Frederick Street in spring

Arun Kapil’s blackened Goan salmon tail with turmeric, cucumber, mint and radish riata

Tandoori monkfish, vegetable kebabs, Goan salmon, chickpea patties, vegetable curry

Learning how to fillet and skin fish, and having a go at it, are part of the experience.

Food File: As a guest, cook behind scenes at Glovers Alley

Avocado is the new chocolate when it comes to ice cream

The big freeze: ice creams you can make at home without a machine

The Castleton ’first flush’ Darjeeling which will go on sale in Bewley’s of Grafton Street on Monday

Bewley’s Café is selling a rare ‘first flush’ Darjeeling tea in Dublin next week, and it has to be treated with care

It’s time to eat a rainbow: summer salads full of flavour and texture

Seven sensational summer salads, Including the ultimate recipe for chicken Caesar – with an easy homemade dressing

 Local sourcing, innovation and value are the cornerstones of a new scheme designed to improve food in Irish pubs.  Photograph: Emma Jervis

Visitors to Ireland spent €2bn on food and drink in 2017 and Fáilte Ireland and the Vintners Federation of Ireland want to improve(...)

Leave the cooker off this evening and order dinner to be delivered

Beyond the pizza ... order some great good-weather food from these outlets

Jordan Bailey and his wife and Majken, who met four years ago at Henne Kirkeby Kro, the restaurant in Denmark where Majken was working. Photograph: Tom Honan

Jordan Bailey, formerly of Maaemo, is sticking to local ingredients for Aimsir, at Cliff at Lyons

Chef and restaurateur Oliver Dunne has taken over O’Connell’s in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Food File: Irish cafe, awards, five-star picnics and hog roasts

The Stella Diner, which opens on Monday, recreates the feel of a traditional US diner – without the jukebox

A former banking hall has had €900,000 spent on it to recreate the American diner experience

Cathal O’Connor and Rory McCormack’s Handsome Burger in Galway is doing a two-for-one deal today

We find Ireland’s best burgers and where to get them two-for-one today for National Burger Day. Plus how to make your own burgers (...)

The best burger in Ireland is to be found at The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny

Almost 17,000 public votes cast in national and regional awards ahead of National Burger Day

A new outdoor dining terrace has opened at Man Friday in Kinsale

Daniel Horgan takes over from his father Philip at the Kinsale restaurant which is celebrating 40 years in business

The Legal Eagle: hosting a brewer’s lunch in conjunction with Tallaght’s Priory Brewing on Sunday, June 24th

Food File: From Indie Beer Week to a Tallaght food education and a Michelin star visits Ballymaloe

Sundeep Bhagat from Jaipur restaurants, which won the Best in Taste award for their rhubarb prawn curry at Taste of Dublin, which runs until Sunday.

The annual food festival begins today in Iveagh Gardens

Myrtle Allen, chef, hotelier and tireless campaigner on Irish food issues

Myrtle Allen’s path from farmer’s wife to internationally recognised chef and hotelier

Ballymaloe House founder Myrtle Allen photographed at home in May 2018. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The food pioneer, campaigner and cook revolutionised how the world views Irish cuisine

 Chefs Vuyisile Mbangiwa  and  Sinqobizitha Mguni, both from Zimbabwe, now living in Birchwood House for Asylum Seekers in Waterford, will cook at an Irish welcome dinner for 270  refugees at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photogaph: Marc O’Sullivan

Sharing of skills and knowledge through hospitality at the heart of first Irish Refugee Food Festival which begins today

Spanish chefs Paco Mendes, Albert Adria,  Quique Dacosta and Eduard Xatruch with Food on the Edge director JP McMahon at the symposium launch in Barcelona  on Monday evening.

Barcelona launch for chefs’ symposium which will take place in Galway in October

Stefan Bruderer explaining the art of the master chocolatier at Lindt in Kilchberg, near Zurich. Photograph: Ondrej Kolacek

The Swiss give a lesson in how to make and enjoy chocolate

Andy Noonan, head chef and pitmaster at Fowl Play in Dublin 2

Food File: Your weekly round-up of all the latest food news

An Irish Food Trail, which takes visitors to three different Dublin restaurants over the course of their meal, is the most booked food and drink experience in Ireland on Airbnb

Eating, drinking, baking, oyster farming and beekeeping are the food and drink experiences most often booked with Airbnb in Irelan(...)

Taste of Dublin returns to  the capital’s Iveagh Gardens on June 14th-17th.

Next week’s food festival in the Iveagh Gardens will feature demos by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and GBBO winner Candice Brown

A street food vendor in George Town, Penang. Photograph: iStock

Penang Island is regarded as country’s food capital, and with street food, food courts, markets, seafood shacks and smart restaura(...)

 Niall Davidson (left) the Irish chef  behind Nuala restaurant and Irish bar in London, and Liam Kirwan, chef at Mikey Ryan’s in Cashel, who will be cooking  at Guinness X Meatopia in Dublin

Festival of barbecue, beer and music to set St James’s Gate alight

Fast friends: Si King and Dave Myers in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Health problems and sore knees nudged the Hairy Bikers to become the Hairy Dieters. The affable duo talk food and friendship

Brianna Turner (left) and Ashley Gribben who will be responsible for the food at the newly launched Pot Duggan’s  in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Alison Derham

Food File: New chef at Dunbrody House; Clonakilty culinary arts student wins bursary

A computer generated view of the interior of The Ivy Dawson Street restaurant, which will open in July.

The London eatery to the stars will have a 200-seat restaurant on Dublin's Dawson Street and two courses for €20

Ballymaloe House founder Myrtle Allen: ’Keep hoping that you can continue to ignore all those wretched customers that look for swanky food, and hope that the critics are good enough to distinguish the difference between trendy, pretentious menus and the quality of the food on the plate.’ Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The Ballymaloe founder’s family and colleages share stories of the cook and campaigner

 Tom Cropp, Kenneth Moffitt, John Ward and Sally Barnes (l. to r. back row) and Silke Cropp and Maria Flynn, winners of Euro-Toques food awards

Chefs name the best food producers in the country, from potato growers to duck farmers

Food Village exhibitors at Bloom will include  Sharon and Gordon Greene of Wild Irish Foragers and Preservers, from Birr, Co Offaly.

Food File: Festival of food, Nespresso pens, Buddha Bowls and World Oceans Day

Rachel Allen, who will judge the first Irish porridge-making championship, with competition sponsor Paddy O’Connell. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Foodfile: Blackcurrant cordials, porridge and activated nuts are among this week’s treats

The big reveal: all 21 finalists stand in front of the seven jury member for the San Pellegrino Young Chef global final

Inside the San Pellegrino Young Chef global final in Milan

Etto Restaurant in Merrion Row, Dublin 2 is the RAI Restaurant of the Year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Best chef title claimed by Galway chef, as 90,000 public votes are cast in 10th running of RAI awards

Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, winner of the San Pellegrino young chef of 2018 title

Former business studies student wows judges with dish based on seasonal freshwater fish

In an attempt to build a connection between the kitchen’s carefully cultivated direct supply chain of local and artisan products, and the people responsible for them, it has produced a food suppliers map for guests.

Hotelier Francis Brennan is introducing guests to local producers who supply his kitchen

Achill Island Sea Salt has moved from plastic to recyclable glass packaging.

Food File: Food tours in Clonakilty, Wine Buff in Portlaoise and reusable glass

The Well at Cliff: a new, all-natural range of handmade spa products created for the hotel, as well as its sister property, Cliff at Lyons

Made from organic peat moss, the face and body mask promises to diminish age spots

Liadain Kaminska of The Market Kitchen in Temple Bar, one of the Food on Board vendors at Body & Soul

Healthy, artisan foods to be served on reusable wooden boards

Killian Crowley, from Aniar restaurant in Galway, takes on the best in the world in the global final of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competiton in Milan this weekend

Killian Crowley sends Irish ingredients to Italy, where he takes on the best young chefs in the world this weekend

Eamon Dyer, head butcher with FX Buckley

Food File: Beef from the distinctive Belted Galloway cattle to be served at FX Buckley

Heron & Grey: chef-patron Damien Grey vacuum-packing and labelling foraged flowers and herbs at the Michelin-starred restaurant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Michelin-starred Dublin restaurant Heron & Grey shut for three weeks to brainstorm, research, make pottery . . . and forage

Staff from last year’s participating restaurants. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The annual long table dinner, served al fresco to 420 diners on South Mall, will be cooked by 10 Cork city restaurants

Judging underway at the Artisan Cheese Awards in Melton Mowbray

Coolea Extra Matured is best Irish cheese and reserve supreme champion

The breakfast tray at Breac.House in Donegal, where Forest & Marcy head chef Ciarán Sweeney will be cooking tasting menus for guests.

Food File: Chef Ciarán Sweeney drops home and Delish Melish expands

Finishing touches being applied at The Lucky Duck, which opens on Friday, in a landmark ‘Dutch Billy’ building on Aungier Street in Dublin 2.

The Lucky Duck opens its doors at 5pm, while in Galway a gin palace with 500 different blends prepares for its first customers

A drawing room at Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois which has been named Irish hotel of the year 2018 by the AA. Photograph: James Fennell

AA names Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois its hotel of the year 2018

Keith Walsh, from Donegal, was awarded a gold medal and finished second overall at the Lifeline Young Butchers International Cutting and Cooking Competition in Perth, Australia on Sunday.

‘Irish beef is far superior in quality to anything I saw in Australia,’ says Keith Walsh

Denis Cotter of  Paradiso, Washington Street, Cork. “I’ve got the cushiest job in the world.” Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

What is the secret to longevity in the tough world of running a restaurant?

Marco Pierre White and Paul Harrington.

Food File: Five-star meals, NKD Pizza and gin-themed afternoon tea

 TG4 weather presenter Cáitlín Nic Aoidh at the launch of touRRoir18, which takes place in  Galway next week. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Up to 300 delegates from 10 countries expected for special food tourism forum

The winning entry will earn a minimum of €10,000 profit share from Aldi for their recipe.

Competition to find best loaf in Ireland, and winner's recipe will be stocked in 130 Aldi stores across the country

Allison and Will Abernethy, whose hand-made butter, produced in Co Down, makes its way to Michelin-starred restaurants in London.

Kerrygold is making headlines, but there is a small army of specialist producers keeping Irish butter on the map

Chefs Louise Bannon, Jess Murphy, Mhd Ahyam Orabi, Amer Marai, Ahmad Orabi and Christine Walsh working on the Far Fetched refugee fundraising dinner in Galway last October.

Refugee Food Festival in June will culminate in a dinner for 200 in St Patrick’s Cathedral

First into the Healthy Appetite test kitchen are chefs Kate Lawlor of The Oyster Tavern in Cork, and Gary O’Hanlon, culinary director at BaxterStorey

Resistance and rebellion as dietician takes control of restaurants’ signature dishes

The landmark lounge overlooking St Stephen’s Green reopens on Saturday after a four-month refurbishment project led by London-based interior designer Guy Oliver. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin hotel’s Lord Mayor’s Lounge is reopening after a four-month refurbishment

Gareth ‘Gaz’ Smith, second from left, chef owner at Michael’s of Mount Merrion, with  manager Talha Pasha and  fishermen Steven Farren and Robert Markey on board Celtic Spirit II, off Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Foodfile: Chef Gaz Smith wants to get kids eating more seafood

 Orlaith Traynor (centre),  winner of a competition to design a cake or pastry inspired by the  Shelbourne hotel, pictured with her winning entry  in the  hotel kitchen with Garry Hughes, executive  chef, and Caoimhe Hanafin, executive pastry chef. Photograph: Alan Betson

Winner of competition to design and bake a cake inspired by the Shelbourne Hotel is revealed

Uni tofu by Takashi Miyazaki of ichigo ichi

‘A year ago I would have said no, it’s all hot air. But Cork in general has a very optimistic air about it at the moment’

John Harrington of Kush Mussel Farm, Ardgroom, Co Cork, shows his  product to  Asian, German and Middle Eastern seafood buyers attending Bord Bia’s Marketplace International 2018.

Bord Bia Marketplace brings food and drink buyers from more than 50 countries to ‘speed-date’ sales event

Food for brighter days: Spanish chickpea and almond stew from 'Eat Happy' by Melissa Hemsley.

Food File: Courgette ‘risotto’, asparagus and garlic scrapes to tickle your tastebuds

The Big Grill festival returns to Herbert Park, Dublin 4, in August

‘Europe’s largest barbecue festival’ will take place in Herbert Park in August

“We’re in a good spot, in a good place. But we’ll always be aware that it can come up and bite you on the backside.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A decade on from the Michelin-starred Mint, the angry chef has reinvented himself

The new Alex Findlater & Co Food & Wine Hall in Limerick. Photograph:  Caleb Purcell Photography

Food file: Olive oil tasting, potato congress and dining for charity

Chef Martijn Kajuiter is celebrating 10 years at Cliff House Hotel with a Chef’s Table dinner championing local producers including this beef from McGrath’s in Lismore

Food File: Woodstock Cafe gets facelift to mark 25 years in business, and Spanish Wine Week

Baileys Almande, a ‘creamy’ alcoholic liqueur that combines almond oil and extract with vanilla.

Food File: Baileys goes vegan-friendly and venue revealed for Food On The Edge

The Gold Bar, a new addition at Hang Dai Chinese on Camden Street

New bar, new chef, new menu at Hang Dai restaurant

Elaine Donohue, programme co-ordinator, with Galway hotelier Ronnie Counihan.

Year-long programme of food events for the city and county is launched

Satirical column in Brisbane Times causes ‘disbelief and huge disappointment’ as police continue search for Irish tourists accused(...)

Shauna Froydenlund, from Derry, is chef patron at Marcus at the Berkeley hotel

Murphia List 2018 includes 10 new additions among 45 key players in the UK capital’s food and drinks sector

The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at the Shelbourne is getting a revamp and so is its afternoon tea. You could win afternoon tea for six by designing a new pastry or cake for it

Foodfile: Win a visit to the refurbished Lord Mayor’s Lounge; Irish ghee; Glasnevin market goes green; and the perfect Mother’s Da(...)

Patrick Shields: “Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the most vertical in North America so the skiing is challenging but a lot of fun. You certainly learn fast!”

Irish hospitality workers wanted in Revelstoke, famous for skiing, hiking and rafting

The Ferguson family, from Gubbeen Farm, near Schull in West Cork, have been given a Lifetime Achievement award by members of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.

Ferguson family of dairy farmer, cheesemaker, charcuterie producer and veg grower win Lifetime Achievement award

Neven Maguire with head chef Carmel McGirr (right) and the rest of the team at MacNean House in Blacklion, Co Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Carmel McGirr heads a chef team of 16 at MacNean House – and just four are men

Ian Doyle, head chef of Oaxen Krog in Stockholm, is designing an Irish food and beer menu which will be served at the Guinness Storehouse during the St Patrick’s Festival. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Food File: Chef Sessions popping up in Cork, while Lidl offers European Kick Start opportunities

Paula Stakelum, executive pastry chef, won a regional qualifier for the Valrhona C3 patisserie championship in France on Thursday and will represent Ireland at the final in New York in October

Paula Stakelum makes final eight in the Valrhona international patisserie championship

 Snow day comes down to those who have bread, and those who do not. Photograph: Getty Images

Doughn’t miss out just because it’s snowing. Here’s what to do if you didn’t stock up, and also if you did

Gareth Smith, chef proprietor at Michael’s in Mount Merrion, Dublin, which is closed today due to the weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Restaurateurs are counting the cost of cancellations and closures, but there is an upside – that impossible to book table might no(...)

Snow on the way and shops shut? Don’t planic, make the most of the contents of your fridge and food cupboard

How to survive snowmageddon with just the contents of your larder and fridge freezer

 Roberto Arturo Lopez, a coffee farmer in Honduras, Juliet Arku Mensah of  Volta River Estates in  Ghana, and Dario Sotoabril, chief executive of Fairtrade International, at the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Coffee drives 25 per cent increase in sales of Fairtrade goods in Ireland

Robin Gill (centre), with Geraldine Kavanagh of Wild Wicklow foods and Luke Matthews, on  Magheramore beach in Wicklow.

Food File: Robin Gill returns to Airfield for another weekend of culinary activity

Rebel Chilli’s limited edition barrel-aged hot sauce goes on sale today

Rebel Chilli releases 900 bottles of hot sauce which has been matured for 62 days in an Irish whiskey cask

The Eatyard street food market concept is to expand in Dublin and Clare

Mini festivals, the hunt for a bigger city centre location plus expansion beyond Dublin on the cards for street food market

Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden in Dublin 2

Looking for romantic inspiration? Here are 10 of the best tables to impress your Valentine

A Chinese festive feast to celebrate the Year of the Dog

The 10th annual Chinese New Year Festival is a feast for food lovers

Six of Ireland's leading chefs speak out about their work, the stresses of the profession and bullying in the kitchen

We brought together top chefs to discuss the big problems in Irish restaurants and how to fix them

Moroccan chickpea and lentil from Kayla’s Kitchen ready meal delivery service

Handmade frozen meals with a difference, Brother Hubbard does vegan and Ireland’s top eateries

The Baths, at Clontarf, Dublin 3, which is to open to the public next month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Amenity to have 250-seat bar and restaurant, but limited access to pool initially

Butter is a natural product, and it tastes better too

White bread is a no-no, often made with undesirable additives and preservatives

What to choose from the deli counter?

Is it possible to buy a reasonably healthy lunch from a convenience store?

BurgerFest 2018 is looking for Ireland’s best burgers, and they’re not all beef

Voting open now for BurgerFest 2018 and there are almost 100 burgers in contention

Guillaume Lebrun of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud; French ambassador to Ireland Stephane Crouzat; Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the National Dairy Council; and Ross Lewis of Chapter One Restaurant

Plus: France-Ireland Gastronomy Month is in March; and Lismore Food Company invades China

Turmeric, winter roots, cabbage and lentil soup

Daunted by that pile of healthy food you bought last weekend? Here are nine ways to use it up

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