Chef Kevin Thornton at home in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Last June, having finally had to accept that Food on the Edge, the symposium that brings chefs from all the world to Galway every October, would fall (...)

Traditional Italian pasta carbonara. Photograph: iStock

When I was asked to write about pasta alla carbonara on the occasion of World Carbonara Day, I thought of the many times I have turned my nose up at v(...)

 As we wait for life to return to normal, it’s still possible to live a slice of authentic Italy at home

“I’m thinking of everyone in hotspots right now, young and old, but Crema – my heart is with you, I can’t believe this is happening,” wrote actor Timo(...)

Denis Cotter whose vegetarian restaurant, Paradiso, in Cork city  has been shortlisted for an international award. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Two Irish restaurants have been shortlisted for awards at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards, which will be revealed at a ceremony for 60 guests in(...)

World’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Photograph: Osteria Francescana

Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world, at the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. (...)

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth in San Sebastian, Spain, before the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photograph: EPA/Gorka Estrada

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth has been named “best female chef" in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. At a ceremony in Bilbao(...)

Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, winner of the San Pellegrino young chef of 2018 title

The San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 is Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, who came out best of 21 regional finalists in the global finale of the competition fo(...)

Courgettes make a wonderful soup and are great raw in a summer salad with goat’s curd

As a self-taught chef, food writers and chefs had a profound impact on me as I learned my trade. One particularly famous cook, Antonio Carluccio, made(...)

Keep your ragu simple: onion, garlic and maybe carrots. Passata is good to use for your sauce.

It is March 1986 and David Bowie’s new single Absolute Beginners blares out over the radio. My father is cooking in the kitchen. He is preparing somet(...)

Jess Murphy of Kai Restaurant in Galway: will be part of Massimo Bottura’s Refettorio Felix project in London using surplus food from supermarkets to cook at a drop-in centre for the homeless. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

The flashiest restaurant that chef Jess Murphy ever walked into was a soup kitchen in Milan. It was Refettorio Ambrosiano set up by chef Massimo Bottu(...)

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