Interviews & Reviews

5 Minutes with Oisin Davis

Thu, 09 Jul 2020

Written by Melanie May Oisin Davis is the founder of Great Irish Beverages, the company behind the Irish Gin and Tonic Festival and Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey Week and he is the co-founder of Poacher’s Premium Irish Mixers.  Oisin is passionate about celebrating and promoting Irish made drinks, and he makes a terrific cocktail […]

5 Minutes with Aoife Noonan

Fri, 03 Jul 2020

Aoife Noonan is a multi-award winning pastry chef and TV chef from Dublin. She graduated with a Culinary Arts degree before moving on to work in some of the best restaurants in the country. She was Head Pastry Chef in 2 Michelin Star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud for nearly 4 years, before taking on Executive Pastry […]

5 Minutes with Chef Eric Matthews

Thu, 25 Jun 2020

Eric Matthews is the head chef at Michelin starred restaurant Chapter One in Dublin. A role which he has relished over the last five years. He has trained under some of the best chefs in Ireland and internationally, including Heston Blumenthal, Philip Howard and Guillame Brahimi. Eric returned to his native Dublin to continue the […]

5 Minutes with Gráinne Mullins

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

We caught up with Galway girl, Gráinne Mullins. The Eurotoques Young Chef of the Year 2019 and a pastry chef that embraces local and seasonal produce. Make sure to follow her Instagram & Facebook page to follow her journey. Gráinne has honed her skills preparing and creating a range of desserts for some of Ireland’s leading […]

5 Minutes with Allegra Benitah

Thu, 04 Jun 2020

Allegra Benitah is a former corporate tax lawyer who walked away from her legal career to be a full-time, hands-on Mum and ended up becoming a TV Chef best known for her exquisite Challah Bread.  Allegra has appeared on This Morning, Good Morning Britain and James Martin’s Saturday Morning as well as RTE Today with […]

5 Minutes with Erica Drum

Fri, 29 May 2020

Erica Drum is a TV Chef, Cookery Tutor and stylist. She works all things food-related and loves to pass on her passion. Her ability to explain and teach building flavour, taste, and individuality is encouraging and bright. During the pandemic, Erica has been hosting engaging Live cookalongs through her social channels. She is a huge […]

5 Minutes with Chef Conor Spacey

Fri, 15 May 2020

At I Love Cooking we are big fans of Conor Spacey and his sustainability ethos. Make sure to follow him on Instagram. Conor Spacey is one of the co-authors of the Chef’s Manifesto. It consists of sixteen chefs in collaboration with the United Nations for the development of sustainability within the food sector and to […]

5 Minutes with Chef Jack O’Keeffe

Fri, 08 May 2020

Cork man Jack O’Keeffe is a true rising culinary star. Former Head Chef of Dublin’s esteemed Cooks Academy and Sous Chef at Longueville House and Greens Restaurant has led Jack to the current position of Executive Chef of one of Irelands leading food service providers, KSG, along with being a regular on Ireland AM. His […]

Focus Friday – James Coffey and Bean Delivered

Fri, 21 Feb 2020

By Melanie May Talk about nominative determinism! James Coffey is the founder of Bean Delivered, a coffee subscription service that delivers the best in Irish roasted coffee to your door. We sat down with James to find out more about his bean business and to chat all things coffee. Who is behind Bean Delivered? Bean […]

Sharon Hearne-Smith – Cooking with Essential Oils

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

Sharon Hearne-Smith – Cooking with essential oils written by Melanie May  Meet Sharon Hearne-Smith, a food stylist, TV cook and mum to two young girls, Pearl and Poppy. She is also a cookbook author with two titles to her name, No-Bake Baking and The No-Cook Cookbook. Another string to her many bows, includes teaching people […]

Review: The Address at Dublin 1

Wed, 06 Jun 2018

Review: The Address at Dublin 1 Written by: Melanie May When I was offered the chance to spend the night in a new luxury hotel in Dublin, I jumped at the chance as I don’t often get to check out hotels in my hometown, at least not overnight. The Address at Dublin 1 may not ring […]

Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Written by: Melanie May Brian McDermott is one of Ireland’s top Chefs and TV food personalities. He’s also one of only a handful of Irish chefs to hold a Culinary Arts Degree. He has a reputation for being one of the most innovative chefs in the North West of Ireland and opened Ireland’s first ‘No […]