Banana muffins with toffee sauce and whipped cream. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

It’s National Banana Day, and in celebration of this most versatile of fruits, here are five fabulous recipes that showcase their strengths - and none(...)

Cakes, buns and muffins to celebrate Easter week. Photograph: iStock

Easter isn’t just about foil-wrapped chocolate eggs; there are great things to bake too. We’ve raided the Irish Times recipe archive to bring you 10 w(...)

Paul Flynn’s rack of bacon and creamed cabbage. Photograph: Harry Weir

Hands up who will be eating corned beef and cabbage tomorrow. Hmm. Despite what our American cousins think, it won’t feature on many dinner table(...)

Alison Roman’s chickpea stew, or is it a soup? Photograph:  Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott/The New York Times.

It was the most read, and we surmise the most cooked, recipe of 2020 at Irish Times Food, but not everyone is on board with Alison Roman’s chickpea st(...)

White chocolate tiramisu cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

It’s now time to turn our thoughts to what desserts to make to bring Christmas lunch or dinner to a suitably show-stopping conclusion. We’ll take it (...)

Darina Allen launched an online offering with access to Ballymaloe’s coveted classes from anywhere in the world.

Any home cook worth their salt invariably has an aspiration to take a cooking class. The chance to sharpen your skills with the masters and being give(...)

Tara Gartlan’s New York Cheesecake

With birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions being celebrated at home, and baking the new national pastime, a good cake recipe is a very (...)

Make sure your knives are really sharp, and don’t use a glass chopping board. Photograph: iStock

Home cooking in small doses is often a welcome distraction, but when it becomes an everyday reality, it can quickly go from distraction to drudgery. B(...)

Vanessa Greenwood’s chocolate banana bread.

It’s National Banana Day, so what else would you be eating other than a freshly baked loaf of the cake that pretends it’s a bread? As its popularity h(...)

These tips should keep you going for a while and help you stay informed. Illustration: Ouyang Xiaozhen

Social distancing is vital to preventing the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also, as people across Ireland and the world are (...)

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