Darina Allen

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When it emptied our cities, Covid-19 gave us a chance to push reset. It allowed people to really see the space, rather than the people and cars cro(...)

Darina Allen with Australian Michelin-starred chef and former Vogue food editor Skye Gyngell during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Celebrity chef Darina Allen has opened an online business and expanded a local food retail offering to make ends meet as Covid-19 cut short courses at(...)

Roman chicken and chips,  from One Pot Feeds All, by Darina Allen.

When I’m travelling, I’ve always got my ear to the ground to find interesting new ideas and delicious things to eat. This recipe comes to you from Rom(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

‘Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan; if you can’t make boxty, you’ll never get a man.’ Photograph: iStock

These potato cakes, known in Irish as bacstaí (derived from either bácús, meaning bakery, or arán bocht tí, or bread of the poorhouse – no one seems q(...)

Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

Jeremy Williams, at Portmagee, Co Kerry, in 1977. Photograph: Jochem Jourdan, from the cover of Jeremy Williams: One of a Kind (Lilliput Press)

Like the bards and harpers of ancient Ireland, the late Jeremy Williams – artist, historian, and architect – led a nomadic existence. He had his own h(...)

Pugliese-style pizza at Stone, a  Stoneybatter newcomer

The real Italian quarter Is Stoneybatter in Dublin 7 becoming the capital’s Italian quarter? Stone is a new pizza spot on Manor Street, just a few do(...)

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(...)

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