Cooks Academy

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Laoise Dempsey attended Cooks Academy in Dublin 2. She now runs Doran Vinum, a pop-up wine bar in LaptopLab on George’s Street.

Anyone with a vague interest in food has probably discussed what cafe or restaurant they would like to run if they had the chance. But when it comes t(...)

Plum upside-down cake. Photograph: iStock

The soundtrack to the film Camelot features a wonderfully uplifting song with a dubious title and lyrics, called the Lusty Month of May. To a child’s (...)

Phil Smith of Shoots and Roots with his his new vegan burger

Food entrepreneurs need to be made of stern stuff. Production is hard physical work and they often start off doing everything themselves from making a(...)

Sabre at the ready: Nisea Doddy, sommelier at the Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin has come up with a novel way of marking the start of the weekend. Every Friday, at 18.24, the hotel’s sommelier, Nisea (...)

The Big Grill  festival gets underway today in Herbert Park, Dublin 4, and runs until Sunday

Smoke is rising over Herbert Park in Dublin 4 as The Big Grill, billed as Europe’s largest barbecue festival, gets underway. Gates opened at noon on T(...)

Seafood lasagne, with hake, smoked haddock and prawns

At this time of year, cheese and cream are often used in indulgent dishes, for times when we want to treat ourselves to something rich and satisfying.(...)

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

Conor Halpenny, a 23-year-old chef de partie at Chapter One restaurant in Dublin was named Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year on Sunday night. Halpenn(...)

Frozen fruit Imagine never having to play avocado roulette again and having them unblemished, ripe and (almost) ready to eat whenever required. Sam D(...)

Mei Chin and Kwanghi Chan are doing a hands-on masterclass in Chinese cooking at Cooks Academy in Dublin  as part of the 10th Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘He speaks Cantonese and I speak Mandarin, so we can’t always understand each other,” Chinese- American food writer and author Mei Chin, who has been(...)

Chinese New Year, the year of the rooster, is being celebrated at a two-week festival of culinary, cultural, musical and sporting events in Dublin

Chinese New Year 2017 is being marked in Dublin by a two-week festival to celebrate the arrival of the year of the rooster. The 10th Dublin Chinese Ne(...)

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