JR Ryall and Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House restaurant, which won the  Trolley of the Year award at the  World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Photograph: Thomas Samson / AFP

Echoing last year’s Michelin awards, last night’s Irish wins at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris were all about Cork, with east Cork’s B(...)

Veganuary might be over, but veganism as a lifestyle choice and a diet isn’t going anywhere. Emirates airlines noted a 40 per cent increase in request(...)

Tiramisu: a lavish combination of mascarpone, coffee, sweet wine and lady fingers

What is it about Italian food that seems to enrich us, both physically and emotionally? I’ve always had a soft spot for Italian cooking, having began (...)

Standing the heat: young chefs work long hours in demanding conditions. Photograph: E+/Getty

Roisin Gillen had a heartstopping moment in a kitchen in Chicago this summer when she bumped into a waiter who was carrying a tray of tiny fine china (...)

Asia Argento speaks on stage in May during the closing ceremony of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Italian actor Asia Argento, an outspoken advocate in the movement against sexual harassment, denied on Tuesday ever having had sexual relations with J(...)

Margot Kidder with Christopher Reeve during the filming of Superman in 1977

When Margot Kidder died in May, she was remembered as the actor who brought the fictional reporter Lois Lane to life in a series of blockbuster Superm(...)

Mussels are a beautiful fast food, and I would happily eat them every day. Photograph: Artur Begel/iStock/Getty

Chefs are not renowned for their profusive vocabulary. The economy of words in a busy kitchen is part of what urges everyone on. But Anthony Bourdain (...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

The late American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain: this podcast is so shockingly human and offers a beautiful perspective on food as a human activity. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

After Anthony Bourdain’s tragic passing last week, I found myself not only watching back over his vast collection of television shows in which he tour(...)

A mourner reads a sympathy card left for Anthony Bourdain at a make shift memorial outside the building that once housed Le Halles restaurant on Park Avenue. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Over the last few weeks America has lost some of its brightest lights. Ten days ago, designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment. Th(...)

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