Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth in San Sebastian, Spain, before the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photograph: EPA/Gorka Estrada

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth has been named “best female chef" in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. At a ceremony in Bilbao(...)

Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, winner of the San Pellegrino young chef of 2018 title

The San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 is Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, who came out best of 21 regional finalists in the global finale of the competition fo(...)

Some of the seafood featuring in the most expensive take away in Ireland

Afternoon tea is an indulgence to brighten a January day, and in addition to the fashion-inspired offering at the Merrion Hotel, the elegant Fern Hou(...)

Mussels on a beach in west Ireland: “We have some of the world’s best produce.” Photograph: iStock

Two weeks ago, as part of Food on the Edge, I took many of the best chefs in the world out to Connemara, in order to show the wonderful produce and la(...)