The remains of charred hazelnuts shells can be found in many Irish Mesolithic sites

Irish hazelnuts are hard to find, particularly these days. While I do know they grow well in the Burren, between travel restrictions and the weather i(...)

Food is always better when bought from someone who cares about its provenance.

“The first essential in buying good fish is to get to know a sociable fishmonger.” Thus wrote the great Monica Sheridan in her 1963 book Monica’s Kitc(...)

Halve the cherries and macerate for two to three hours in some sweet sherry. Photograph: iStock

Cherries, raspberries, redcurrants and plums – summer has definitely arrived. The hot days and cool nights help this fruit to sweeten beautifully. Jus(...)