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Fancy cooking sardines outdoors? All you need is a barbecue and a basket.

On rainy May days, I close my eyes and imagine I’m on some Greek island grilling fish outdoors, looking over at distant mountains, sipping a glass of (...)

Ana Axinte selling plants from her stall at the Airfield Farmers’ Market. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Another day, another small step back towards normal. While outdoor markets were given the green light to restart trading as of last Monday, many waite(...)

Seaweed: Bláth na Mara is a  family-run company that handpicks seaweed on the island of Inis Mór

Two weeks ago, I finally got back to Inish Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands. It was a gloriously sunny day and I was there to barbecue some (...)

Heap of fresh blue borage flowers

Friday was the first day of flowers. By that I mean the first day this year that one of our growers arrived at our door with heaps of edible flowers. (...)

‘March is a wonderful time to go seaweed picking’

Two years ago I produced a T-shirt for our international chef symposium (“Food on the Edge”) that pictured a piece of seaweed with the slogan “we need(...)

“It’s so crazy because there was no famous DJ at the time. There was no glamour, there was no money, there was nothing like that.”

The rogue scion of a leftwing intellectual Parisian family sits opposite me at a wooden table under a canopy on a whitewashed terrace. Blue sea and ya(...)

 Ross Lewis, chef and owner, with Eric Matthews, head chef at Chapter One. Photographs: Alan Betson

Friday, January 20th, 8.30am: The first mistake I make is to go in by the front door. The Irish Times is spending a day behind the scenes at Chapter O(...)

‘Birthday boy’, Cyril Boggins, from Killarney, with 1.5kg (3.02lb) from Mask

Anglers from the across the globe have arrived in the midlands to take part in this week’s FIPS-ed World Championships Predator Boat Angling with Lure(...)