Lilly Higgins

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Lettuce doesn’t have to be eaten in a salad, it can be braised, grilled, stir-fried, used as a wrap, and juiced. Photograph: iStock

This is the time of year when lettuce consumption peaks; it’s also when we look for inspiration on how to use this ubiquitous vegetable. Apart from be(...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki is among the speakers at a new food and design  festival in Cork this weekend. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A food festival quite unlike any other in Ireland kicks off in Cork today, and runs until Sunday evening. Design POP fuses art and design and food, an(...)

Carrots are a most versatile root, good in everything from soups to cakes. Photograph: Getty Images

Could there be a more versatile root than the humble carrot? From soups to salads, juices to cakes, the carrot just keeps on giving. Originally grown(...)

Everybody knows February 14th is the worst night of the year to eat out. So why not stay in, and cook a retro-inspired three-course meal that looks, a(...)

Legend has it that the British explorer Sir Walter Raleigh brought the potato to Ireland, planting it at his Irish home (or plantation even), Myrtle G(...)

Jess Murphy’s hogget or lamb casserole with herb dumplings

Baby it’s cold outside ... so turn on the oven or the hob, take out your biggest pot or casserole dish, and conjure up some insulation in the shape of(...)

Don’t turn up your nose ... the humble turnip has potential

First things first. Is it a turnip or a swede? That largely depends on where in the world you are. In Ireland, the chunky, purple and orange root vege(...)

Vegetarian dishes proved very popular with readers at irishtimes.com during 2018

Let them eat cake . . . and scones, and pies, and cookies and crumble. The online community of cooks at The Irish Times has been baking up a storm dur(...)

Nearly there . . . just the vegetables and sauces to consider now. Photograph: iStock.

There are people, believe it or not, who make three kinds of potato to serve with Christmas dinner. Roasties are essential, mash should be optional, a(...)

In our final Food Month podcast, Lilly Higgins chats with her fellow Irish Times food writer Aoife McElwain. Listening to their conversation is like e(...)

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