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Wade Murphy - recent Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland and former head chef in several prestigious kitchens - planned a move away from fine dining when he had his own restaurant.
Dee Laffan speaks about Networking Success with Pat Whelan, chairman of Tipperary Food Producers and winner of the Supreme Champion title at the 2015 Great Taste Awards
Well, the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine is over for another year - it was great put my feet up for the first time in several days. It was quite an event with thousands of people converging on East Cork for the weekend.
It's fair to say that garlic scapes are a pretty new concept to most Irish cooks, but they came to everyone's attention in a big way when they famously featured on Donal and Sofie Skehan's wedding menu in June 2015
Food & Travel Writer JILLIAN BOLGER samples Lens & Larder’s pop-up Village Life dinner at Kildare Village - Summer’s most exclusive dinner party
The origins of Kilmegan Irish Cider sound like something out of a fairytale: in 1967, Andrew Boyd's father discovered a 70-year-old orchard hidden underneath a six-metre-high wall of brambles next to the farmhouse he and his wife had bought in the shadow of the Mourne Mountains. Andrew grew up eating those apples, but fast forward to 2009...
West of Ireland food writer Anne Marie Carroll says that summer starts with strawberries grown by the wonderful McCambridge's of Galway
Some of the most important health benefits of stinging nettle include its ability to detoxify the body, improve metabolic efficiency, boost immune health, increase circulation, improve energy levels...
Shopping in France when you have eight guests staying can be an intense, frustrating, long and even dramatic experience as happened one day last week. A family in the village of Thezan produce what is simply the best Asparagus around. They sell this from their garage which they have adapted to a small asparagus production with a washer and a sorting machine.
Tomatoes can be difficult to grow well, but I think a proper watering regime is one of the keys to an abundant crop. The secret to watering tomatoes properly is that you need to water 'deep'. A healthy tomato plant is a thirsty beast, supported by a deep root system - so in other words, there's no point in standing there with the hose and spraying the plant or the soil around it with water.