Dolmio pasta sauces: Mars Food has promised to label some of its products, such as these sauces, as “occasional” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Darina Allen, one of Ireland’s leading chefs, has welcomed the admission by a major global food company that some of its products, such as Dolmio sauc(...)

“I only buy ready-made pâté if the livers are free-range or organic”

The evenings are getting brighter, so let’s have salad for dinner. If you shudder at the thought of dark, sticky liquorice laces, don’t worry, fresh (...)

Darina Allen Runs the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in east Cork and leads the Slow Food Movement in Ireland In 1983, Allen opened a co(...)

Maire and her daughter Dee: Dee laughs that Marie has all the latest gear, gadgets and apps, putting her to shame.

With Mother’s Day just gone and International Women's Day on Tuesday, it’s time to honour all the mums who have taken up running over the past few ye(...)

 Darina Allen said at the Grow Festival in Waterford that she would be willing to get involved in attempts to improve hospital food is she thought she could “make a difference”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she(...)

Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan:“He is the real entrepreneur,” says Rebecca, “whereas I am a big square.I would never have gone down this route without Will.”

Their eyes met over an “outrageous” model in a life drawing class in London in 2006. In a meet-cute worthy of Nora Ephron, they had nowhere else to(...)

Fuchsia Dunlop will be doing a three-hour demonstration as well as a talk about her books and her “essential flavours” at the Ballymaloe Litfest. Photograph: Jonathan Perugia

Put a slippery sea cucumber in front of food writer and cook Fuchsia Dunlop and she’ll attack it with gusto. Goose intestines, yum, pass the chopstick(...)

Stephen Gibson of Pichet restaurant will be cooking the main course for 800 diners at the RAI Irish Restaurant Awards

Sometimes chefs get a call to cook for royalty, for stars of the big screen, for key influencers, and this recognition of their talent is a career def(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

To a non-gardener, the idea of cutting back a growing plant as a way of encouraging it to grow, seems, quite understandably, like an inexplicably odd (...)

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