Darina Allen

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Kate McLoughlin  in her butcher shop in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kate McLoughlin and Sarah Madden are unusual in the Irish food scene: they are business owners and butchers who happen to be women. McLoughlin now ru(...)

Carrots are a most versatile root, good in everything from soups to cakes. Photograph: Getty Images

Could there be a more versatile root than the humble carrot? From soups to salads, juices to cakes, the carrot just keeps on giving. Originally grown(...)

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(...)

Bread and butter pudding appears in many Irish cook books of the last hundred years

Do you recall the first time you tasted bread and butter pudding? Was it in your grandmother’s house? Or your mother’s? Maybe it was somewhere else en(...)

After almost a decade in direct provision Ellie Kisyombe feels she’s still a nobody in Ireland, with no say about her life. There are two versio(...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

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(...)

It’s a slow family Saturday morning in Dublin. Our eldest daughter has offered to make one of our favourite breakfasts, waffles. Norwegian waffles. (...)

Michael Kelly’s homegrown beetroot burgers

Beetroot is really easy to grow, great value for garden space, stores well and, of course, it is incredibly good for you. With three well-timed sowing(...)

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(...)

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