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(...)

KILMACTHOMAS STUDENTS TAKE THE CAKE Great Irish Bake Off judge Lilly Higgins and home economics teacher Ethna Sheehan faced a tough task in Dungarv(...)

Chefs Paul Flynn and Louise Clarke (front, centre) getting set for the West Waterford Festival of Food

REV UP FOR WEST WATERFORD The West Waterford Festival of Food (April 15th-17th) is a not-to-be-missed gastronomic feast, with Dublin-born London re(...)

‘This salad can be piled into a warm corn tortilla, and it tastes amazing’

Inspiration for a recipe can come from anywhere. Sometimes it really can be as idyllic as eyeing up the produce in the local farmer’s market and re(...)

Kinsale Gourmet Academy, a new  cookery school in Ballinacurra House, Kinsale

New gourmet academy in Kinsale Kinsale Gourmet Academy is the latest addition to the cookery school line-up in Ireland, and it’s based at Ballina(...)