Myrtle Allen

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Watercress is an important aspect of Irish food culture through the ages. Photograph: iStock

Reading an old interview with Myrtle Allen recently, I was amazed to learn that she went out and picked watercress between lunch and dinner service in(...)

‘Successive waves of migrants changed the Irish food landscape every so often, from the first farmers to the Celts, Vikings and Normans,’ says JP McMahon.  Photograph: Fusionshooters

Before writing my new book, I had one misgiving: did the world need another book about Irish food? Surely there were enough already. But each generati(...)

Rachel Allen: “About 60 or 70 people come and spend Christmas at Ballymaloe.”

The Christmas spirit was instilled in TV chef Rachel Allen as a young child, with regular visits to a festive-forward Canada to see her grandparents. (...)

A generation of cooks seems less likely to be dazzled by sleek lines and an Argos catalogue of electronic goods. Photograph: Getty Images

The future of kitchens looked like a straight trajectory back at Sunday dinner in the 1980s. We were the generation who stepped over the cable for the(...)

Gerry Godley, at home with his cookbooks, in Rialto, Dublin. ‘In a world full of fads, blow-ins and opportunists, my fondness for Rick Stein remains undimmed.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gerry Godley is the principal of Leeds College of Music. He was previously a chef and has also been a broadcaster, a saxophonist and concert producer.(...)

Panna cotta: I love to use buttermilk to give it an Irish twist. Photograph: iStock

A panna cotta is an Italian dessert of “cooked” cream with sugar, gelatin and various flavours such as vanilla, fruit or coffee. But what gives the It(...)

Accounts recently filed by Ballymaloe Cookery School Ltd show it recorded an operating profit of €62,134 in 2018.

Accumulated profits at the company behind the Allen family’s Ballymaloe Country House hotel last year increased marginally to €2.25 million. Yeats Ro(...)

 Richard Corrigan at his Irish estate Virginia Park Lodge  in Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan, the London-based Irish chef and restaurateur, has bought the premises formerly operated as Nuala, an Irish restaurant in Shoreditch,(...)

Parisian Street bar at Café en Seine  will host a takeover by London cocktail bar Nine Lives on June 4th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cocktail of experiences Cocktail drinkers may have Dublin bar Café en Seine in their sights in the coming days as the Dawson Street venue hosts two s(...)

The winning food products, as selected by Irish chefs, for the Euro-Toques Irish Food Awards, presented in Co Cavan on Monday

Seaweed, edible flowers, pasture-fed meats, dairy produce and stone-ground wholemeal flour produced at Ireland’s last working water-powered mill, are (...)

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