Paula Mee

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‘This year the theme is Irish seaweed’,  Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, chairwoman of the Burren Slow Food Festival.

Two great reasons to head west next month: the Connemara Mussel Festival in Renvyle, Co Galway (May 3rd-5th), and the Burren Slow Food Festival in Lis(...)

Test the freshness of an egg by putting it in a bowl of cold water. Photograph: iStock

If an egg sinks to the bottom of a bowl of water and lies sideways, it is very fresh; if it stands on one end in bottom of the bowl, it is less fresh (...)

Krispy Kreme: the Blanchardstown doughnut store’s drive-through window. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Dispatches from the outside edge of the M50, otherwise known as KrispyKremeland. On the outskirts of Dublin, deep in the undergrowth of a retail jungl(...)

The internet is overflowing with advice about nutrition and hydration. Some of it is even useful advice. Here are some apps – all of which are compat(...)

What to choose from the deli counter?

We’ve probably all been there at some time: Standing, mesmerised, in front of a convenience store deli counter, starving and about to make a bad (...)

  A glance at pestos available in Irish supermarkets reveals a wide range in salt levels. Photograph: Getty Images

For many, life may be too short to make pesto from scratch, especially with so many good pestos easily available. But new research shows some commerci(...)

Illustration: Getty Images

Some experts scoff at the idea that one can boost the immune system. Others swear by the efficacy of elderberry or echinacea. So as the nights get lon(...)

Bloom is Ireland’s biggest food and garden show, running from Thursday until Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Heading to Bloom in the Phoenix Park over the coming days? With over 100,000 people expected to visit Ireland’s biggest food and garden show, which ru(...)

Garden enthusiasts at Bloom in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bloom’s Grand Pavilion is the place where you’ll find hordes of the country’s hardcore plantaholics dedicatedly scouring the handsome displays of spec(...)

Fodmaps are found in many everyday foods. Don’t let the word put you off. These foods are not necessarily unhealthy. In fact, foods such as chickpeas,(...)

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