Mark Diacono

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Orlaith Murphy in her Wicklow garden.

Ever been tempted to sample the caramel-flavoured fruits of the common garden shrub known as the pheasant bush, to rustle up a tasty stir-fry of slice(...)

The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine runs from May 20th-22nd. Illustration: Lydia Hugh Jones

A galaxy of culinary stars will descend on Co Cork next weekend to do cooking demos, talk about their books, give opinions on a range of food and dri(...)

Tickets went on sale today for the fourth Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine which takes place in May. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

Tickets for the fourth annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (May 20th-22nd) went on sale today at noon, and within an hour s(...)

Get the gardener in your life a book they will ahve forever

I’ve really enjoyed browsing through the pages of The Irish Garden by Jane Powers (£40, hardback, Frances Lincoln). Beautifully produced, artfully wr(...)

Compost bins and beehive nestle in the floating orchard barge in London created by kitchen gardener Nick Lacey – one of the innovative kitchen gardens that features in Lia Leendertz’s book, My Tiny Veg Plot

Presented with the challenge of growing even a little of our own food, it is remarkable how ingenious and inventive humankind has proved itself to (...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

These baby plants may be of Lilliputian proportions, but they are wonderfully decorative and intensely flavoursome. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference. Take micro leaves (or micro greens or microveg, as they are also known), tho(...)

Chef Donal Skehan planting seeds with Nicole Smyth (12) and Glen Dikilu (11), pupils of St. Thomas’ Senior National School, Tallaght, Dublin, as part of the  GIY “sow and grow” campaign earlier this year. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

With the very real space constraints, urban food growing is often dismissed as a waste of time that won’t help people to become self-sufficient and wo(...)