Fermented drinks are a food fashion that’s really taking off. Photograph: Getty

If the words probiotic drink bring to mind over-priced little supermarket-bought plastic bottles of questionable efficacy, think again. Dearbhla Reyno(...)

Yotam Ottolenghi (right) and his business partner Sami Tamimi

‘Dare to dream” could have been the theme of last year’s inaugural Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine, when a star-studded line-up(...)

Celebrating the announcement of the three-year sponsorship of the Ballymaloe Litfest by Kerrygold, with a cup of tea and some hot buttered scones, are festival directors Rory O’Connell and Darina Allen. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe LitFest takes place from May 16th-18th. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The 2nd annual Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine is to be sponsored for the next three years by Kerrygold. Kevin Lane, CEO (...)

 Yotam Ottolenghi (above) and René Redzepi will take part in next year’s Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Middle Eastern food expert Yotam Ottolenghi and René Redzepi of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen will headline the second Ballymaloe Literary Festival of(...)

Jonathan Keane, chef, Lisloughrey Lodge

Grasp the nettle They may be an irksome weed, but according to Biddy White Lennon and Evan Doyle in their Wild Food book, nettles can lower high (...)