Darina Allen

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Authors of The Wild Food Plants of Ireland Paul Whelan and Tom Curtis. Their book is best regarded as a type of treasure map, leading readers on a journey of discovery to unearth the nutritious, unusual wild foods that are growing all around us

Ireland lost much of our traditional knowledge of native plants and herbs during the devastation of the Famine and the colonial oppression that preced(...)

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

“Think of it like a big chicken.” Those words of wisdom, attributed to chef and restaurateur Neven Maguire, have calmed the nerves of many a Christmas(...)

Roast goose. iStock

While turkeys have been eaten in Ireland since the 17th century, according to Bríd Mahon in her book Land of Milk and Honey (1991), it’s only since th(...)

A bowl of ramen, at Bia Rebel, 409 Ormeau Road, Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

We’ve marked this year’s newcomers and used a € to flag everywhere that serves a main course for less than €15 Bia Rebel NEW 409 Ormeau Road, Be(...)

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(...)

Rachel Allen: “About 60 or 70 people come and spend Christmas at Ballymaloe.”

The Christmas spirit was instilled in TV chef Rachel Allen as a young child, with regular visits to a festive-forward Canada to see her grandparents. (...)

Skye Gyngell and Darina Allen (left) during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Monday Results: Ryanair, Under Armour, Groupon. Indicators: Irish industrial production (Sep); Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Oct); UK construction (...)

Fruit jellies and crystallised ginger join Hadji Bey’s Turkish Delight

The makers of Hadji Bey’s Turkish Delight, first manufactured in Cork in 1902, have added two new products to the confectionery range: crystallised st(...)

Irishman Patrick Powell is heading up the kitchen at one of London's most hotly anticipated new restaurants

When the new London restaurant Allegra opened last week, on the seventh floor of The Stratford development in Stratford, the late grandmother of its I(...)

Chorizo, goat’s cheese and tomato frittata from Darina Allen’s latest book, One Pot Feeds All

Just five minutes into leafing through Darina Allen’s latest book, One Pot Feeds All, I had to put it down, head into the office kitchen and heat up m(...)

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