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This is a comforting, restorative broth, both warming and nourishing in equal measure. It uses unsliced bacon, which is sadly becoming increasingly uncommon in many places outside of Ireland. It works so well in this dish, because the bacon is cut into cubes that have just the right amount of juicy meatiness. It uses unsmoked or ‘green’ bacon. If you can’t find unsmoked bacon...

At the heart of Cork City in more ways than one, the English Market is one of the oldest municipal markets of its kind in the world, and has been trading since 1788.

It was created by the Protestant English Corporation that controlled the city at the time, and when local government was reformed in 1840, representatives of the city’s Catholic Irish majority took over.

They...

We are an Irish, family-run business owned and run by Yasmin Hyde, daughter of Myrtle and Ivan Allen of Ballymaloe House. We cook using traditional methods and the best quality ingredients, resulting in delicious tasting products.

We hate to make exaggerated claims but we think we have the best team in the world. They are long serving, hard working and extremely loyal and...

When Chef Elio Tavolieri came to Ireland 47 years ago, he knew what he wanted to do: bring all the flavours of his home country to Cork; giving us a taste of Italy with the freshest of ingredients.

Elio opened his first pizza restaurant on McCurtain Street in 1980 and in 1990 moved to the Grand Parade, next to the Old English Market, where people have been enjoying his food for almost...

The Lynch family, which has owned a popular Cork pub for more than a century, has built a micro-brewery in their basement and launched a range of craft beers and stouts. The Lynches, whose ancestors established the Mayfield pub in 1874, are always adding new drinks to their range.

“We simply wanted to offer more choice to our customers,” said Eoin Lynch. Eoin is the fifth...

The Porterhouse Cork is passionate about beer, and not just our beer, but all good beer.

Founders Liam Lahart and Oliver Hughes started a craft revolution as far back as 1989 when they concocted the very first Porterhouse beer, which is now one of 11 siblings: the award winning Plain Porter.

The Porterhouse Cork, located in the historic Woodford Bourne warehouse on Sheare’s...

The Abbott's Ale House, nestled on Devonshire Street in Cork was where it all began! One of the first bars in Cork to serve the finest craft beers, Abbot's Ale House has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

A visit to the popular bar and off-licence will present you with floor to ceiling bottles full of the best craft beer on the market today, from all over Ireland and all...

CoqBull has rocketed to culinary stardom in Cork since opening barely two months ago, enticing Corkonians with its mix of old school and thoroughly modern.

Signature dishes at the restaurant include the Rotisserie Chicken; a full juicy roast chicken cooked on a spit and lovingly marinated 24hrs beforehand in the brand’s very own secret liquor. A burger lover's heaven, (with no...

North Cork's Eight Degrees Brewing has won three gold stars at the 2014 Great Taste awards. The brewery's Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale won two stars, while their delicious Knockmealdown Porter was also awarded a star.

Great Taste is the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards, judged by more than 400 food critics, chefs, cooks, farmers, food writers and journalists.”
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G’Day! We’ve exported some of our best people to Australia, so it’s only fair we get something in return. This week’s wines are from Wolf Blass, who started in a tin shed in 1966 and have grown to become one of the world’s most successful wineries.

When Wolf Blass bought the site for his business, he discovered it was called ‘Bilvara’; the...

Peter Lehmann Winemakers Reserve Shiraz, 2010, Australia €10.99

“Peter Lehmann was known as the Baron of Barossa and was one of the most famous men in the Australian wine business. His history is fascinating; he was a passionate maverick who believed that “Wine is made in a vineyard, not a boardroom”.

He took a gamble with local growers...

These handsome travel mugs have been spotted in the hands of some of Cork's best known foodies. Buy your own at Cork Coffee Roasters on Bridge St. (€12.50) and transport your brew like a pro.

Kinsale's Lemon Leaf Cafe has always been popular with yummy mummies (and daddies!) because of their chilled-out vibe and great selection of kids favourites and fresh, organic fare, but now fitness fans are getting in on the action too; local fitness centres have been endorsing the healthy options on the Lemon Leaf menu, which mean you can enjoy lunch with friends without blowing your diet....

A kitchen spiralizer! Create endless strips of delicious vegetable spaghetti instantly with the Gefu Spiral Fix, €53, Brown Thomas and online at brownthomas.com. Also great for salads and starters.

Whirlpool's new top of the range side-by-side fridge freezer is about to hit the market. The WSX 53782K FCX combines glamour with outstanding energy saving and food preservation credentials. 6TH SENSE® Fresh Control technology preserves long lasting food freshness for up to four times longer, throughout the entire refrigeration cabinet, not in just one drawer. The exclusive humidity...

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