Articles on food


My kids eat everything and yours will too

Words and Photography by Mona Wise Start them young, I say! Admittedly, we were at a small advantage because we lived above our own restaurant when the babies came along. It wasn’t en-vogue to be feeding one’s children homemade baby food. It was way more fashionable to be out buying the most expensive organic baby-goop […]


Turkey Picatta

The other white meat It is already Friday and we are closing out week two of the kids summer holidays. We have swam, rode horses, played soccer, raced bikes, had a basketball brawl with the neighbourhood kids and been camping. The food has been flying in through the back door, barely having time to be […]

Dining in the Dark

The Blind Dining Spot

Ard Bia Dahl Recipe

Ard Bia’s Delectable Dahl

Dada Dublin

Dada: In Focus

Another world… Dada, the Moroccan restaurant on South William Street in Dublin, has just opened a new bar ‘Ziryab’ downstairs. Open on Fridays and Saturdays, you can also book for parties or events any other day of the week. The restaurant serves authentic Moroccan cuisine at reasonable prices. There’s a typically Moorish feel to the […]


In Focus: Ard Bia

…an exceptional experience If there’s one thing that Ard Bia & Nimmos restaurant has in abundance, it’s atmosphere. That, a host of lovely staff, food to die for and a wine list worthy of the top class food. Set on the edge of the Spanish Arch in what is possibly the most adorable building in […]

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Taste Explosion

Treat your senses to an explosion of taste with some healthy recipes from Ard Bia and Nimmos   Wild garlic, nettle and St Tola feta Bastilla with garlic yoghurt and harissa Pastilla or Bastilla (pronounced “bastiyya”‎), is an elaborate meat pie traditionally made of squab (fledgling pigeons). As squabs are often hard to get, shredded […]

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Eating Light

Have you ever been curious to find out how slim, healthy people stay slim and healthy? Aoibheann McNamara shows us how it’s done. I have done it all. Week long fasting, colonics, food combining, ayurvedic analysis, chewing techniques, eating for blood types, high level vitamin supplements, liver flushes. You name it, I have tried it. […]


Taste Bud Ticklers

Make your way into your loved one’s heart with these tantalising dishes by Wade Murphy from The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club. A self-proclaimed “modern Irish chef” who dazzles palates with creative twists on the traditional cuisine of his homeland, Irish-born Murphy brings a native sensibility and two decades of regional and international experience to […]


Taste of the Orient

Try something a little different this month with some Chinese recipes from one of the West’s favourite restaurants – Royal Villa Chinese Restaurant, 1st Floor, National Aquarium, Salthill, Galway 091 580131 & Castlecourt, Castle Road, Oranmore, Galway 091 790823 Chicken Ginger & Coconut Soup (serves 4) A warm hearty soup and a great way […]