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Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

Despite rumours to the contrary earlier in the year, turkeys are expected to be in plentiful supply next week when those of us intending to have (...)

Gemma Stafford: ‘I’d love to come back to Ireland and open an academy close to home in Wexford where people could learn to cook’

Chef, cookbook author and the host of an online baking show, Gemma Stafford says global lockdowns helped her business expand rapidly as the world disc(...)

One could be forgiven for thinking that Ireland has no apple season, such is the selection of apples on offer every week of the year in every supermar(...)

Harvesting and storing  produce is  as challenging as growing it. Photograph: iStock

A guide to harvesting and storing your produce, from herbs and onions to fruit and vegetables If you grow some of your own fruit and vegetables,(...)

Herbert Park Market in Ballsbridge, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Many of our food markets remained open when little else was happening, offering an outlet for local producers and a rare chance for many of us to enjo(...)

Darina Allen during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Losses at the Ballymaloe Cookery School hit €193,097 last year as the pandemic took its toll on the Co Cork business. Co-owner of the school Darina A(...)

‘Some variation of vegetable soup is now a standard mid-week dinner.’ Photograph: iStock

When most Americans think of Irish food, it is only for one day and only about one dish. Paddy’s Day and corned beef is a hallowed tradition that rank(...)

Darina Allen during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ballymaloe Cookery School in east Cork said it believed it had an “obligation” to nine international students who had come to Ireland before the Decem(...)

The scheme encourages us to spend money in an Irish hotel, guesthouse or restaurant by giving us a tax rebate on what we spend. Photograph: iStock

The new year is looking a lot brighter than the gloomy one we are about to unceremoniously kick out the back door with a vengeance. There are bright n(...)

Lilly Higgins chats to Róisín Ingle on the Irish Times Women's Podcast for Food Month.

Looking back, it seems obvious that Lilly Higgins was destined for a career in the food business. “When I was studying for my Leaving Cert I used to g(...)

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