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The pope, the cook and the castle

The pope, the cook and the castle

The entire Banfi Vintners project, from Castello Banfi in Tuscany to their newer estate Banfi Piedmont, Banfi Bolgheri and Banfi in Chianti Classico, is a love letter to Italy

To Try, Buy And Put By

To Try, Buy And Put By

Full marks for taste

Full marks for taste

Gillian Nelis rounds up the annual Blas na hÉireann awards, held earlier this month in Dingle. For the full list of winners, see irishfoodawards.com

There’s no Blue heaven in deepest Dingle

There’s no Blue heaven in deepest Dingle

In a curious move that underlined just how little we were getting for our money, our main courses were served on huge plates which made the portions look pretty small.

Three Wines To Try, Buy and Put By

Three Wines To Try, Buy and Put By

The sweet taste of Liberty

The sweet taste of Liberty

David Gleave was born in Canada and educated in London, but always knew that Ireland would play a key part in his wine business

More fritters than first-night jitters

More fritters than first-night jitters

Clanbrassil House has confident, flavour-focused cooking by a kitchen team that is clearly enjoying what it’s doing

Dishes fit for a kingdom

Dishes fit for a kingdom

This week, Chef’s Table heads to Dingle, with four recipes from Dingle Dinners (Collins Press, €24.99 hardback), a new book by Trevis L Gleason which features recipes from 26 of the Kerry town’s chefs

Light touches of autumn

Light touches of autumn

This week, Darina Allen shares two seasonal recipes from her new book Grow, Cook, Nourish, which is out now and is published by Kyle Books

An Indian that’s the salt of the earth

An Indian that’s the salt of the earth

Some of the best food around is now being served up in modest premises in suburban locations, places like Pink Salt

To Try, Buy And Put By

To Try, Buy And Put By

Ireland’s Chilean love affair

Ireland’s Chilean love affair

Chilean wines account for more than a quarter of all wine sold in Ireland. But how did the long, thin shadow come to be cast?

Pressure cooking: Stress worsens chef shortage

Pressure cooking: Stress worsens chef shortage

A dangerous recipe? Two Irish chefs are warning of a talent drain unless the growing problem of burnout is addressed

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

An evening of pork and beer, sourdough on the rise, Nespresso Barista range

Legal Eagle keeping the bar high

Legal Eagle keeping the bar high

'This is food that will put hairs on your chest (metaphorically) and a smile on your face (literally)'