Food Month at The Irish Times begins on Friday and will continue throughout November. To launch the initiative, our Winter Food & Drink (...)

Irish apples can hold their own with the best in the world, so buy them in preference to imported varieties. Photograph: iStock

An apple a day ... keeps the doctor away, and might also cut down on visits to the dentist, according to a recent report that suggests the malic acid (...)

Summer’s bounty ... it’s time to embrace courgettes. Photograph: iStock

They’re incredibly versatile – you can eat them raw, grill them, steam them, fry them, bake them, stew them, use them to make soups, salads, and even (...)

Strawberries are a seasonal treat and with the Irish ones arriving in shops, now is the time to indulge

According the Met Éireann, summer is on the way next week, with “dry and warm” weather across the country. So let’s welcome it with a punnet of our ve(...)

Carrots are a most versatile root, good in everything from soups to cakes. Photograph: Getty Images

Could there be a more versatile root than the humble carrot? From soups to salads, juices to cakes, the carrot just keeps on giving. Originally grown(...)

Everybody knows February 14th is the worst night of the year to eat out. So why not stay in, and cook a retro-inspired three-course meal that looks, a(...)

Jess Murphy’s hogget or lamb casserole with herb dumplings

Baby it’s cold outside ... so turn on the oven or the hob, take out your biggest pot or casserole dish, and conjure up some insulation in the shape of(...)

Vegetarian dishes proved very popular with readers at irishtimes.com during 2018

Let them eat cake . . . and scones, and pies, and cookies and crumble. The online community of cooks at The Irish Times has been baking up a storm dur(...)

Stroll: Whether you mosey around your local area or tackle a designated route, a walk is a wonderful way to make use of the long summer evening

Households around the country will be on World Cup lockdown at 7pm tonight, as England takes on Croatia in the semi-finals. However for those who don’(...)

It’s time to eat a rainbow: summer salads full of flavour and texture

Salad days are here again . .. and it looks like they’re sticking around for a while. So, it’s time to dust off the salad spinner and get creative. I(...)

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