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(...)

Mussels on a beach in west Ireland: “We have some of the world’s best produce.” Photograph: iStock

Two weeks ago, as part of Food on the Edge, I took many of the best chefs in the world out to Connemara, in order to show the wonderful produce and la(...)

Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant was recently voted best in the world, will speak at the Food On The Edge symposium in Galway in October

Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana in Modena was recently voted the number one restaurant in the world, is coming to Galway to sp(...)

Jess Murphy, chef proprietor of Kai in Galway, and now the new resident chef for Meadows & Byrne. Photograph: Martina Regan

New resident chef for Meadows & Byrne Jess Murphy, chef proprietor at Kai in Galway, has been appointed resident chef for the Meadows & B(...)

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