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Chef Jess Murphy receiving the  award from Artie Clifford, chairman of Blas na hÉireann

Irish Times magazine food columnist Jess Murphy has been named Blas na hÉireann Producers’ Champion 2019. The award is made annually in recognition of(...)

Farmhouse Cafe Bakery’s bread selection

Exquisite works of art The wedding and special occasion cakes made by pastry chef Clare Taylor, who has set up in business in Newtownmountkennedy, Co(...)

Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Theatre of Food celebrates its 10th anniversary at Electric Picnic with an expanded programme of events and the addition of two new stages, a Drinks T(...)

The Big Grill  festival gets underway today in Herbert Park, Dublin 4, and runs until Sunday

Smoke is rising over Herbert Park in Dublin 4 as The Big Grill, billed as Europe’s largest barbecue festival, gets underway. Gates opened at noon on T(...)

Phil Rosenthal down on the Ballymaloe farm with Darina Allen in the upcoming episode of the Netflix docu-series Somebody Feed Phil, which takes him to Dublin, Wicklow and Cork

Somebody Feed Phil, the Netflix documentary series following Phil Rosenthal as he embarks on an “eating tour of the world”, might better have been cal(...)

The Big Grill festival returns to Herbert Park, Dublin 4, in August

A female chef who specialises in 160-day whiskey-aged beef, and a former celebrity personal protection specialist turned Brooklyn restaurateur, are am(...)

Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only true fjord, with Leenane in the distance. Photograph:  Gerard Lovett. flickr.com

Almost 30 years ago, we idly mentioned to a friend that we had an idea about writing a book about Irish food. “You write it and I’ll publish it,” he (...)

Olive’s Room in St Anne’s Park

Olive’s Room, the lovely Dublin City Council tearoom at the Red Stables in St Anne’s Park in Raheny, is named after Lady Olive Ardilaun, the one-time (...)

 Lewis Cummings of Kerala Kitchen

Happy birthday Kerala Kitchen A south Indian cafe and takeaway on Baggot Street in Dublin run by former newspaper executives Lewis Cummings and Grain(...)

Body and Soul begins on Friday, kicking off this year’s festival season with a bang… and a slurp, a crunch and a chew. We’ve rounded up some of the(...)

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