Aisling McHugh and chef Keith Coleman of Roots restaurant at Slane Castle. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It is complicated when you’re reviewing the food of another country. Is it more real if the person cooking the food comes from that country? Or could (...)

While corn arrived in Europe 500 years ago,  corn tortillas have only recently become available in the supermarket. Photograph: iStock

The world of corn is a truly remarkable place. Growing up, I knew only of tinned sweetcorn from the friendly green giant. The ones you picked up on ma(...)

Nachos with all the toppings. Photograph: iStock.

Do you know the difference between an enchilada and an entomatada? No, I didn’t either, until Lily Ramirez-Foran, owner of Picado Mexican, a boutique (...)

Darina Allen launched an online offering with access to Ballymaloe’s coveted classes from anywhere in the world.

Any home cook worth their salt invariably has an aspiration to take a cooking class. The chance to sharpen your skills with the masters and being give(...)

Butternut tostada with fried eggs and sage

Tostadas are delicious fried corn tortillas loaded with toppings. They are incredibly versatile, with limitless possibilities, however a commonly used(...)

Ali Dunworth’s  ramekins from a job she loved, her granny’s butter dish and a wooden spoon all give her joy.

Hands up if you had a clear-out during lockdown? It was the kitchen that stumped me. When I challenged myself to Marie Kondo’s how much of this sparks(...)

Small businesses are particularly exposed to the impact of bad reviews, and some customers now appear to use such threats to blackmail them. Photograph: Getty Images

The adage in business is that the customer is always right. Anybody whose work requires them to transact with the general public knows the customer is(...)

Homemade Mexican Entomatadas: authentic taste of Mexico

When it comes to Mexican food, there is always one massive bee under my bonnet: the twisted concept of an enchilada, which has been pushed by commerci(...)

Esther Barron of Barrons Bakery, Paul Flynn of The Tannery and Marie Power of The Sea Gardener, at the launch of the West Waterford Festival of Food.

Tickets go on sale at 2pm on Tuesday for events taking place during the West Waterford Festival of Food (April 26-28th). It is the 12th running of thi(...)

Beer-braised pork carnitas. Photograph: Donal Skehan

I worry that Irish opinions of Mexican food are largely influenced by cheesy TV adverts, peddling Tex Mex meal kits to time-strapped families, rather(...)

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