Q&As

My first food memory? My grandfather trying to force me to eat just one brussels sprout at Christmas when I was about 4 years old. No thank you! Best local area for restaurants? I’m from Cork so for me some of the best restaurants can be found down in Kinsale. Most recent enjoyable dining experience? All right...

My first food memory? Eating Nutella straight from the jar with a teaspoon/my paw. I’ve always been a chocoholic. I like to think Nutella is good for you because it contains nuts?! Best local area for restaurants? George’s/Camden Street. It has such an eclectic mix of fantastic restaurants for both casual and...

My first food memory? My mother’s tablet; condensed milk, sugar, butter & vanilla essence – hence all my fillings! Best local area for restaurants? Close to our shop in Dawson Street. Most recent enjoyable dining experience? Sollun, Nerja, Spain. Most visited restaurant? Etto. Favourite celebrity chef? JP...

My first food memory? I remember very vividly eating porridge every morning for essentially my entire childhood. EVERY morning… I must have enjoyed it because it was my first word after the usual “mama” and “dada.” I probably rebelled at some point but I enjoy a trip down memory lane with a bowl of Flahavans from...

My first food memory? Childhood memory at home, my late mother was a great cook and she always made a great Dublin Coddle and an Irish Stew. Best local area for restaurants? Fade Street, Grafton Street, South William Street, Duke Street all have great choices and I think they’re very cosmopolitan. Most...

My first food memory? Rolled up homemade pancakes filled with jam that we ate with our hands. I think the memory comes from a photograph; myself and my twin sister were very young, and had to be propped up against the wall to eat the pancakes. Best local area for restaurants? I live in Dublin 8, but I tend to end up...

My first food memory? The enormous breakfast range of dishes available in Kelly’s Strand Hotel, Wexford. We were brought there when I was 12 years old, and I remember tasting freshly smoked kippers for the first time for breakfast. Best local area for restaurants? I live close to a string of really great restaurants...

Model, Presenter, Singer… Michele McGrath is Miss Versatility. Considered one of the most popular and highly-sought after models in the country, she is a successful business woman whose ambition seems unstoppable. Another passion of her’s is food; here she reveals what makes her food wold tick… The most enjoyable dining...

Cian Kinsella is one half of the comedy acrobatic duo Lords of Strut. Their new show ‘Contain-A-Rave’ made its debut at the Tiger Dublin Fringe from 11 to 13 September and was a huge success. They started as street performers in Europe, Australia and Canada. An experience that led them to win the Street Perfomance...

My first food memory? My Granny’s Coffee and walnut cake.  She was a wonderful artist too, she did Illustrations for the Cuala press and a book of Poems by WB Yeats. She really influenced and encouraged me to go to art college as she went all the way back in the 1920s Best local area for restaurants? I live on the...