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In last week’s Menu we noted that we’re in the odd ‘in between’ phase when it’s winter one moment and spring the next, and that this can leave our bodies a little confused and prone to coming down with sniffles and sneezes. The section featured a selection of highly recommended foods to see you through the last harrowing weeks of winter, when our reserves...

There are a few nasty bugs going around Cork at the moment, and some of them have been making themselves at home here at The Cork News, so naturally a recipe for chicken soup spring to mind! This soup is based on a rich, dark stock, and will help soothe those shivers and sniffles and clear out stuffy heads. 

Ingredients

Serves: 8

Dark...

Renowned Chef Nick Munier is to bring a foretaste of his new restraurant to Munster’s gourmands on March 7th.

The TV chef will be at Muckross Park Hotel and Spa to share dishes from his upcoming restaurant Avenue by Nick Munier, which is set to open later in the month. 

The once–off event will see guests treated to a prosecco reception before sitting down...

Some people really do have problems — potentially very big problems — with gluten. People with coeliac disease have to avoid it assiduously, and lot of people who suffer from IBS can have their symptoms worsened by it.

Gluten is a protein found in processed wheat, barley and rye flour, made of two smaller proteins squashed together. It’s the substance that gives...

 

We’re approaching that odd, in–between time between Winter and Spring where one minute it’s warm and sunny and the next you’re caught out in driving rain and Arctic temperatures. The changeable weather can play havoc with your body, wearing you down and leaving you open to infections. This meal is full of fresh vegetables to boost your immunity, and...

It’s ‘flu season in Cork again, and take my word for it, you don’t want the dose that’s doing the rounds at the moment. You can take steps to keep yourself safe, for instance keeping your hands clean by washing with hot soapy water and alcohol gel, but your first line of defense ought to be your diet. Make sure it’s as full of vitamins and minerals as possible....

 

The concept of probiotics has been around for lot longer than you might think. In fact, the idea of reinforcing your incredibly important microbiome, the huge colony of bacteria that lives in your gut and helps you to digest food and process vitamins and minerals, has been becoming more and more mainstream for about a century. 

Your body is made of human cells, but it...

During the forty long days of deprivation that is Lent, what’s a body to do with those cave-man cravings if meat is off the menu?  The fact is that animal flesh is one of the primary sources of protein, the nutrient responsible for repairing body tissue and helping to build and maintain bones, muscles and skin.  Before you decide that you cannot possibly give up meat or...

It may be Valentine’s weekend, but romantic inclinations can happen anywhere, at any time. Where better than the kitchen, where you don’t have to look too far to find a few libido–lifting aphrodisiacs? They may or may not work (we take no responsibility in either event) but at the very least they’re healthy and nutritious!

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TV3 is calling out for contestants for the highly anticipated third series of The Great Irish Bake Off. Presented by Anna Nolan, the baking show is once again looking for a new batch of passionate bakers to battle it out for the coveted title of ‘Ireland’s Best Amateur Baker’. 

Will a male baker win again, like Stephen Chisholm in 2013? Or maybe a busy working...

Tuesday 17th is Pancake Tuesday, and to celebrate we’re bringing two perfect pancake treats — one sweet, one savoury — to you courtesy of Cork’s Sugarcube. These recipes will theoretically serve eight people, but that doesn’t mean you’re obliged to share!

Ingredients

100g Plain Flour

2 Eggs
300ml Semi-Skimmed Milk...

There’s a lot to celebrate in Rosscarbery. Not only is it a fairy–tale beautiful place, with that lovely lagoon facing out towards the Irish sea, and not only is it coming up to Valentine’s Weekend at the Celtic Ross Hotel, but the Celtic Ross has scooped a culinary win with the appointment of Head Chef Alex Petit, who’s pictured here with Executive Head Chef Graeme...

Greenes Supper Club in Cork is launching its first ever ‘Foodie’ event on February 12th, just in time for lovers of tasty treats and fine wine to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.

The club aims to help Cork’s gourmands to experience wine which has been perfectly paired with their food. Each wine will be described by Master Wine Maker Ed Adams from La Bascula...

For something a little different this Valentine’s Day why not push the boat out? Instead of buying chocolates, really impress your significant other by making your own from scratch! It’s not as difficult as it sounds, though you will need some care and patience: but isn’t your beloved worth it? You can pick the ingredients up at most health food stores and gourmet shops...

We’re just about at the bleakest time of the year now, in that weird patch between Christmas and Spring where it can be hard to get motivated and easy to feel down. So, to combat those late–winter blues, here’s a great recipe for simple, traditional comfort food with a little bit of a twist! Our delicious, thick, creamy rice pudding is great on its own but for extra...

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