Denis Cotter

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Little Fox Restaurant in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

The metro tiles run vertically down the wall of Little Fox in the Co Clare town of Ennistymon. It’s eye-catching when you’re used to seeing those cera(...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki is among the speakers at a new food and design  festival in Cork this weekend. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A food festival quite unlike any other in Ireland kicks off in Cork today, and runs until Sunday evening. Design POP fuses art and design and food, an(...)

Jeni Glasgow and Reuven Diaz, who run Eastern Seaboard restaurant and Brown Hound Bakery in Drogheda, say all cash tips are pooled asplit with 60 percent for floor staff and 40 per cent going to the kitchen staff. Photo: Barry Cronin

The Irish Times contacted the owners of a selection of restaurants across Ireland to ask what their tipping and service charge policies were. Paradis(...)

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(...)

Denis Cotter whose vegetarian restaurant, Paradiso, in Cork city  has been shortlisted for an international award. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Two Irish restaurants have been shortlisted for awards at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards, which will be revealed at a ceremony for 60 guests in(...)

Uni tofu by Takashi Miyazaki of ichigo ichi

Is Cork the new culinary capital of Ireland? The question arises as the city and county see a succession of recent and upcoming high profile new resta(...)

 Chef Gavin McDonagh’s roast turkey with herb butter, and stuffed boned legs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three weeks from today, we will be sitting down to one of the most hotly anticipated meals of the year. For most of us, that means there will be a bir(...)

If you do crave an umami fix, then remove the stem from whole flat or portobello mushrooms and grill them.

For the good of our health, we all know it’s wise to cut back on our consumption of meat. And yet, as soon as the sun shines and barbecue season start(...)

Rebecca Harte of  Farm Gate cafe. The Save Cork City group says she is among the city’s business people who back its campaign

Business representative organisations in Cork have expressed strong support for a €140 million Office of Public Works flood-relief scheme for the city(...)

A cyclist passes along the Grand Canal, in Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

On a lucky, crisp autumn day last year, I took my two nephews – brothers aged four and six – to the park. We collected acorns, stones, red and yellow(...)

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