Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cooking over fire adds something special, not just to chunks of meat, but to fish and vegetables too. Ian Marconi, who started his career as a chef at(...)

Francis Nesbitt with his goats at Croan House, Co Kilkenny.

Fifteen years ago Francis Nesbitt had a career in IT and lived in the heart of Dublin. But he always hankered after a big old house in the countryside(...)

Butcher, deer hunter and smallholder John Griffin instructing Elsie McCay on boning out a shoulder of venison on a one-day introduction to butchery course. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

It’s the hottest, sunniest day of the year so far, and a diverse group of people – 10 men and three women – are gathered around the carcass of a young(...)