Cooking over an open fire. Photograph:  Courtesy of the National Folklore Collection

What is Irish food and drink? Is it your dad’s recipe for Irish stew – or does your aunt hold the only real recipe? Is it the Limerick staple of crube(...)

Liga Jarovoja (right) and Bronagh Beattie, head chef and sous chef at the new Merrow restaurant in the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway

Merrow restaurant, named after the mermaids of Irish folklore, opened this week at the PÁLÁS Arthouse Cinema in Galway’s Latin Quarter. Latvian-born L(...)

Darina Allen, festival co-director, hosting a cookery demo with Sunil Ghai from Pickle restaurant, Dublin. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The shop closed signs went up on the Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe in Co Cork on Sunday night. Festival director, Rory O’Connell exp(...)

A hearty meal full of delicious flavours

Food writer Caroline Hennessy and her partner run the Eight Degrees Brewing company in Cork producing a selection of artisan beers and ales. Their sun(...)

The line-up for the third Ballymaloe Litfest is as impressive as ever, with 17 writers, producers and experts from Ireland and around the globe. Su(...)

Fan-trained apple tree in fruit. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s apple season – in more ways than one – and as the orchard fruit has its moment, we look at ways to exploit its full potential. Domini Kemp com(...)