Long table dinner at Sage in Midleton during the East Cork festival

September is food festival prime time, with some of the country’s biggest events taking place in the coming weeks. The East Cork Food & Drink Fest(...)

Paula Stakelum: ‘You don’t just have to make chocolates. You can use chocolate in different recipes to get different textures.’

There was a time in Ireland when posh chocolate meant expensive imports from France or Belgium. Fancy stuff, made by someone in a tall white hat, who (...)

Paula Hannigan’s gluten-free speculoos and eggnog trifle. Photograph: Karen Dempsey Photography

JP McMahon, chef proprietor Michelin-starred Aniar in Galway Where and with whom will you be celebrating Christmas 2018? At home in Galway with my (...)

Curraghmore House in Co Waterford

“I’m not interested in going to any imitator festivals at all,” says Debs Armstrong, the art decor director of Ireland’s newest festival All Together (...)

Paul Flynn travelled to Kent to sign up Stephen Harris as guest chef for this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food

  Paul and Máire Flynn of The Tannery restaurant are difficult people to say no to. Even so, Paul had to make a special pilgrimage to Kent to pe(...)