The observation car and bar on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

The reaction from people who hear about my trip on the Belmond Grand Hibernian train, Ireland’s answer to the glamorous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express,(...)

Asparagus tip: this vegetable should cook in no time – just keep swirling the pot continuously

By the time these words reach you, the first Irish asparagus will have landed safely on our shop shelves and in farmers' markets. Asparagus is such a(...)

Jordan Bailey and his wife and Majken, who met four years ago at Henne Kirkeby Kro, the restaurant in Denmark where Majken was working. Photograph: Tom Honan

Watch out Irish gastronomes, something very exciting is coming. The former head chef from Maaemo, a groundbreaking Norwegian dining room with three Mi(...)

Gareth ‘Gaz’ Smith, second from left, chef owner at Michael’s of Mount Merrion, with  manager Talha Pasha and  fishermen Steven Farren and Robert Markey on board Celtic Spirit II, off Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“We’re mad about getting more kids eating seafood and Irish produce.” Gareth “Gaz” Smith, chef owner of neighbourhood restaurant Michael’s in Mount Me(...)

Food for brighter days: Spanish chickpea and almond stew from 'Eat Happy' by Melissa Hemsley.

Brighter weather brings with it a desire to eat differently – hearty soups, stews and casseroles giving way to something fresher and lighter. Stuck in(...)

The Euro-Toques Food Awards winners with chef and Commissioner General Graham Neville (right)

A fishmonger, a beef farmer, a dairy farmer, a goat farmer and garlic growers are the recipients of the 2017 Euro-Toques Food Awards, the only industr(...)

  Maria and David Flynn of Ballymakenny Heritage Potatoes, near Termonfekin, who grow unusual violet and red potatoes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

If you have been eating in smart restaurants in the past few weeks, or getting your food fix by scrolling through the Instagram and Twitter accounts o(...)

Marita Collier: not enough to ‘grow a bit of garlic and put in the boot of my car and sell it’

A trek through the Himalayas in 2011 gave Marita and Paul Collier the inspiration for a new business and way to make their family farm a viable enterp(...)