Neven Maguire’s roast turkey with streaky bacon. Photograph: Joanne Murphy

You can now count the hours before Christmas lunch is served. If you’ve never before attempted the juggling act that getting this feast to the table (...)

Eunice Power’s choux snowmen, filled with cream

This week, it’s time to turn our thoughts to what desserts to make, to bring Christmas lunch or dinner to a suitably show-stopping conclusion. We’ll (...)

Great British Bake Off: Nadiya Hussain’s cheese scones with chive butter caused a sensation when aired on the TV show that accompanied her book

First things first. There is no such thing as the top 10 cookbooks of 2017, because that choice will be different for every reader. Here, then, are ju(...)

Is this Ireland’s best burger, or do you know where to find one to top it?

The humble burger has come a long way, and next month an all-Ireland search to find the nation’s favourite will be launched. BurgerFest 2018, in ass(...)

 Prawn and crab cocktail, by Richard Stearn, head chef at Suesey Street in Dublin 2,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Smoked salmon, prawn cocktail, or pâté? The traditional choices for kicking off Christmas lunch or dinner are embedded in tradition, and for good reas(...)

Blue Hare’s bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

Julie O’Mahony traded a career in advertising, including three years in a Madison Avenue agency in New York, for a culinary adventure that took her to(...)

Takashi Miyazaki is opening a fine dining Japanese restaurant in Cork city.

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki has signed a lease on the former Fenn’s Quay restaurant in Cork and plans to open Ichigo Ichie there next March. The na(...)

Cliodhna Murray (left),   and Rachel Ryan, with Dr Noel Murray, Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, at the Food Product Development Showcase at Cork Institute of Technology

Fruit gums, made from scratch with clever combinations of fresh fruit and vegetables that need very little added sugar, has been chosen as the most in(...)

One of three Christmas 2017 stamps issued by An Post, featuring original artwork by Liz Rackard

If you’ve got friends or family living abroad, and you’d like to send them a Christmas card or gift, you’d better get your skates on. Today is the l(...)

 Chef Gavin McDonagh’s roast turkey with herb butter, and stuffed boned legs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three weeks from today, we will be sitting down to one of the most hotly anticipated meals of the year. For most of us, that means there will be a bir(...)