First into the Healthy Appetite test kitchen are chefs Kate Lawlor of The Oyster Tavern in Cork, and Gary O’Hanlon, culinary director at BaxterStorey

If you want to make a chef cry, put the salt out of reach, bin the sugar and ban the butter. Let’s hope no tears – apart from crocodile ones – are sh(...)

Ruth graduated in November and went to work as a chef de partie at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, having worked there part-time since her second year in college

Dearbhla Reynolds Fermentation Fermentation is only going to get bigger in Ireland this year. Dearbhla Reynolds of the Cultured Club fizzes with ent(...)

The net curtains are neat. In another place they’d tip into twee. But this room has the bone structure to carry them off, like a frumpy haircut on (...)

 Stanley’s restaurant, St Andrew’s Street, Dublin. Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

With the festive season in full swing, it can be difficult to get a restaurant reservation if you haven’t booked well in advance. Here are four new (...)