Hugo Byrne - ‘With a knife, it has to work before you decide how it’s going to look’. Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather

Hugo Byrne goes slowly. Otherwise the blade might lose its temper. Thoughts of sharp objects losing their tempers could lead you to worry about bloody(...)

Donal Skehan’s harissa baked eggs

Throw open the doors and cast aside the sea of leftovers. It’s time to escape the Christmas cocoon and welcome in the big wide world. Maybe it’s time (...)


Summer is here… finally! After what has seemed like a never-ending winter, nothing says summer to me more than a light fish dish like bouillabaisse, w(...)

Lasagne Bolognese. Photograph: iStock

It’s a myth that you need to boil fresh or dried lasagne noodles before baking the whole thing, but what is true is that lasagne is better the second (...)

Roast chicken. Photograph: iStock

Everyone should know how to roast a chicken. It’s a life skill that should be taught to small children at school. The ability to properly prepare a mo(...)

Anthony Bourdain in New York, September 2015. The chef and food writer died one year ago this month. Photograph: Alex Welsh/The New York Times

All happy families are alike . . . – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Tolstoy clearly never spent any time with my happy family. My eight-year-old daughter(...)

Caesar salad. Photograph: iStock

Caesar salad is of Mexican origin. You probably didn’t know that, crediting it instead to the Italians. Nope. Another reason to love Mexico – unless y(...)

Anthony Bourdain  in Dublin in 2004. Photograph: David Sleator

June 25th, 2019 would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd birthday. But the American chef, writer and TV presenter took his own life in a hotel bathroom(...)

Photographs by Bobby Fisher. Taken from Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain, published by Bloomsbury (£26)

Use fresh eggs, and as with scrambled eggs, break them on a flat surface and into a small bowl. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper. I do not ad(...)

Neon Cannes dreams: Rory Hamilton, chief creative officer of the Irish advertising agency Boys + Girls

When the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the leading global advertising shindig, begins in the French city on Monday, there will be(...)

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