Kate McLoughlin  in her butcher shop in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kate McLoughlin and Sarah Madden are unusual in the Irish food scene: they are business owners and butchers who happen to be women. McLoughlin now ru(...)

Michael Flatley with an array of sandwiches and pâtisserie inspired by his artwork

It’s hard to talk to Michael Flatley about cake, because he doesn’t eat it, ever. Not even when Kate McLoughlin, executive pastry chef at The Shelbour(...)

 It’s time to hunt down the piping bag and nozzles, or buy a new set to do the Christmas cake justice

Ice, babyIf your piping kit leaves a lot to be desired, and there are Christmas cakes to be iced, you can order this “professional” set from lakeland.(...)