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7 of the Best Cheese and Wine Spots in Dublin City Centre

There is quite simply nothing better than a well-curated sharing board bulging with wedges of cheese (and perhaps lithe slices of cured meat), accessorised with all the little trimmings. Except, of course, that very wonderful thing paired with a glass (nay, bottle) of something fabulous, and a side of great company. If, like me, you […]

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Sham Hanifa_photographer credit John Tecuceanu

The Cookbook Club Returns with a Celebration of AGAK-AGAK by Sham Hanifa

After launching in April with Kwanghi Chan’s book, WOK, The Cookbook Club’s next event will welcome popular TV chef Sham Hanifa and his brand-new book, AGAK-AGAK, on Sunday, 21 July from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. In collaboration with Blasta Books, the small but mighty publishing powerhouse, The Cookbook Club celebrates the storytelling behind food and is

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TheTaste Guide: The Best Cafés, Stays, and Restaurants in Cork City by Melanie May

TheTaste: Premium Cork is the city of steps and steeples but also of craic and cuisine. So, if you are looking for a place full of history and heritage, with a fantastic food scene, lively bars, and plenty of cool things to do, then you must visit Cork City, boi. Here’s your guide to indulging

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The Insider’s Guide to London: 48 Hour Edition by Chef Laoise Casey

TheTaste: Premium Planning a trip to London? With so much on offer in this exhilarating city, and the fear of missing out during a short trip, our Insider’s Guide to London is just what you need. Irish chef, Laoise Casey, has been living in London for 12 years and has the inside track on where

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Seven Finalists Announced for the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2024 Finals in October

 On Sunday, 23rd June 2024, the semi-finals of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, proudly presented by principal partners La Rousse Foods, unfolded at Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. As the competition continues to soar in popularity, this year’s event garnered great enthusiasm, welcoming professional young chefs under the age of

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Introducing the 18th Vintage of Whispering Angel Rosé

With a bottle of the new vintage of Whispering Angel Rosé, Chateau D’Esclans hopes to help elevate every occasion this summer season. Whether it’s a relaxed sunny lunch, a captivating sunset aperitif, or a lively festive celebration, let the Rosé Renaissance continue with each sip of the 2023 release. The new vintage is characterised by

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A Coffee With: Geoff Lenehan, Co-Owner of Bibi’s Cafe – Sponsored by Toast

Sponsored Nestled in the heart of Portobello, Bibi’s Café has been winning over Dublin’s food lovers since opening its doors in 2010. Co-owners Geoff Lenehan and his sister Maisha have cultivated a cosy space where locals and visitors alike will happily queue for delicious brunch fare and exceptional coffee, and Bibi’s is widely considered an

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Celebrate the Launch of Baileys Birthday Cake with this Indulgent Cocktail Recipe

Birthdays just got even more delicious, thanks to the brand new Baileys Birthday Cake, on shelves now. Introducing the new Baileys Birthday Cake – mouthfuls of delicious cakey goodness, blended with the familiar taste of Baileys. Part cake, part booze and all the indulgent goodness you need to celebrate another year around the sun! Baileys

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Swap Sugary Spritzes for a Refreshing Twist with John Ross The Pioneer

Summer time is fast approaching, as are leisurely picnics, sunny evening get-togethers and al fresco devilment. We’re all fans of the classic summer Spritz, but as much as I love sipping one in the sun, I personally crave something sweet and bubbly but with a little less sugar. Enter John Ross The Pioneer Non-Alcoholic Gin.

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Introducing The Drink of the Summer: Our Picks for Paloma Pairings in Dublin

Sponsored A recent poll by Jose Cuervo, Ireland’s number one tequila brand, reveals that Dubliners are embracing a summer state of mind. Forget traditional dinners and heavy coats—it’s all about light al fresco dining, rooftop bars, and refreshing cocktails this season, as the people of Dublin shared the thing that makes them go “aaaaaah, summer

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A Chat With: Talha Pasha, General Manager of Kinara Kitchen

Talha Pasha has become a beloved figure in the Irish hospitality industry, known for his ever-positive presence and passion for looking after his guests like they are old friends, which many of them end up becoming. As the General Manager of Kinara Kitchen, Talha helms the much-loved Ranelagh restaurant with a wealth of sommelier and

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Make it Boozy – The Best Spots for Bottomless Brunch in Dublin

Dublin has no shortage of spots for leisurely brunching, but the recent boom in bottomless brunch menus is more than welcome. We’ve rounded up the best spots to indulge in an afternoon of bubbles, cocktails and brunching with your pals, whether it is a girl’s weekend blow out, hen party plan or birthday celebration. Here

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TheTaste Tries: The Montenotte, Cork’s Urban Resort with Playful Luxury As Standard

The Vibe Styling itself as Cork’s first urban resort, The Montenotte’s modern, well curated decor with funky pops of colour delivers a sense of playful, rebellious luxury. Indulge in panoramic Cork City views from the cocktail terrace or settle into The Glasshouse, a favourite spot for decadent afternoon teas by day and expertly crafted cocktails

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Bushmills Breaks the Mould With Unmistakably Different 14 Year Old Finished in Malaga Casks

Sponsored On the rugged North Antrim coast, where a legacy of whiskey-making meets the restless spirit of the sea, Bushmills Irish Whiskey continues to forge new paths. The latest chapter unfolds with the release of an exceptional single malt: the Bushmills 14 Year Old, finished in rare Malaga casks brimming with exotic fruitiness. This captivating

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A Chat with: Chef and Food Content Creator Laoise Casey

Laoise Casey has an innate knack for making people hungry. Her Instagram creations on @LaoiseCooks are typically scroll-stopping, saveable and drool-worthy dishes anyone would struggle to resist. With a background like Laoise’s, from Leiths training, to cooking with the legendary Robin Gill, to the development kitchen of Marks & Spencer and now heading up food

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Siúcra x Catherine Fulvio Carrot Cake recipe

The Ultimate Easter Recipe Guide for a Delicious Easter Weekend

Cutting a working week short by a day and providing children and adults alike with a carte blanche to indulge in a day dedicated to chocolate, the only thing better than a weekend is Easter weekend. Thankfully, it is nearly upon us and this is fabulous news for those of us who choose to spend

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San Migeul Market in Madrid, Spain

A Real Taste of Madrid – The Madrid Foodie Shopping Guide

Spain’s capital, both on the map and in terms of the sheer variety of gastronomic experiences at every corner, Madrid is puzzlingly often overlooked as a dedicated destination for food tourists. It was only on a recent trip to the international food symposium Madrid Fusion that I realised the land-locked city could hold its own

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Delicious Vegan Recipes You Need for Veganuary and Beyond

Whether you are planning on going full blown vegan for January, are trying to cut back on your meat intake or are just plant-based curious, we have a comprehensive collection with every recipe you could ever need or want to go meat-free without ever skimping on flavour. From comforting classics like mac and cheese to

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