Interviews

Sam Gleeson & Niamh Fox – At their idyllic home in West Clare, the furniture maker and chef cook meat from their own pigs, recall very different childhood meals and explain why food tastes better in a van

Rachel Roddy – Over a long lunch at her home in Testaccio, the food writer recalls her early days in Italy, names the authors who inspire her, and describes her daily food rituals in fine detail

Takashi Miyazaki – The chef-owner of Miyazaki in Cork makes a succession of extraordinary dishes for lunch, recalls his days as a teppanyaki chef to the stars, and explains why Japanese food is like a treasure box

Gwen McGrath & Ken Doherty – In the calm before a hurricane, the owners of Assassination Custard invite us over for lunch and talk about their travels, the joys of tripe, and why the best food is always the simplest


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Recipes


Journal

A Night with Salt Bae & Other News – Dinner with a meme, the meaning of nut cheese and the symbolism of peaches all feature in this week’s selection of the best food media

Breakfast On Repeat & Other News – A history of butter, the trauma of carob and a top chef's humanitarian efforts all feature in this week's selection of the best food media

How To Make: Pollock En Papillote – The owners of Dublin's Fish Shop prepare a delicious (and inadvertently patriotic) fish dish in the back garden of their Dublin restaurant

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Places

Sam Gleeson and Niamh Fox’s Ireland Address Book – The furniture maker and chef recommend a great pub for cheese toasties, their favourite place to go in Ireland for a special meal, and a local community farm run by surfers

Rachel Roddy’s Rome Address Book – The Guardian food columnist on an ideal neighbourhood restaurant, her favourite sandwich-maker, a natural wine specialist and the best butchers in Rome

Takashi Miyazaki’s Cork & Galway Address Book – The chef-owner of Miyazaki in Cork recommends a restaurant for special occasions, an otherworldly mushroom farm and a world-class food market

Gwen McGrath & Ken Doherty’s Dublin Address Book – The owners of Assassination Custard recommend an unorthodox pizza restaurant, the place to go in Dublin for prawn toast and late-night cocktails, and two of their favourite Irish farms


Things

Inside Sam Gleeson and Niamh Fox’s Kitchen – The furniture maker and chef pick out one of Ireland's best beers, a curious metal gadget for scraping coconuts, and a favourite Jamie Oliver book

Inside Rachel Roddy’s Kitchen – The Rome-based food writer picks out a reliable pasta brand, the kitchen tool she couldn't live without and her six favourite food books

Inside Takashi Miyazaki’s Kitchen – The chef-owner of Miyazaki in Cork picks out a clay barbecue, a surrealist cookbook and the craziest mushroom we've ever seen