Yotam Ottolenghi’s baked paella. Photograph: Andrew Scrivani/New York Times

Every dish has a story to tell, but that story often isn’t what you expect or, indeed, want it to be. Take paella, arguably the most famous of Spanis(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

The happy pair: Brothers Stephen and David Flynn on the seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

We are all heartily sick of hearing about people who claim to be “social influencers” on the internet. With their free gifts, free trips, goodie bags (...)

Even if you are not planning to use the restaurants, towns with good places to eat tend to sell good ingredients, so stay there

Here follows a series of lessons learned about eating, drinking and cooking on holiday. 1 You can eat well and sleep well, or you can go camping. Don(...)

A productive and easy-to-cultivate plant – some would say too easy – the Jerusalem artichoke will happily grow in sun or light shade and in most soils

Just how and why some plants acquire their common names can be something of a puzzle. Take the Jerusalem artichoke, a glaring example of a horticultu(...)

Big slabs of concrete are set on wooden posts with stainless steel pins and racks below the counter top  in this Johnny Grey design

Say goodbye to the bog standard kitchen and hello to a fun space that doesn’t feel detached from the look of the rest of your home. Maverick archit(...)

The medieval village of Adare commands a significant premium in property prices over the rest of Limerick and has become one of the most desirable pl(...)

The English cookery writer Elizabeth David was born in 1913, the daughter of Tory junior minister Rupert Sackville Gwynne and granddaughter, on her mo(...)