Today we are witnessing a revival of interest in the use of herbs for cooking and in natural medicines. Barkeeper detail some of the properties and non culinary uses of the active compounds contained within herbs.
Don't know your Arabiatta from your Alfredo? Ever wondered what makes the perfect Bolognaise? Barkeeper takes the confusion out of choosing the perfect Italian sauce for your pasta dish.
Do you know your albumen from your yolk? Barkeeper gives you the facts of this often underrated food item.
Mushrooms are rich in protein, mineral salts and trace elements. The protein contained in a mushroom is particularly important, because it has a higher value than normal plant protein and can virtually replace animal protein.
Barkeeper explains how to prepare, cut, cook and serve one of Ireland's favourite meats.
The flavour, colour and fragrance of olive oil can vary dramatically depending on distinctions such as growing region and the crops distinction.
Johnnie Fox's Seafood Vol au Vent
This freshly prepared dish works wonderfully for a cold snap mid summer, such as now, when folks like to have a salad but want something warm. Perfect!!
Barkeeper Champagne Chicken
The ideal and easy Valentine Dinner.....if you can't afford champagne, then a dry sparkling wine will suffice.
Pot Roast Pork Belly with Spices
Sauté Cabbage, Cumin Carrots and Braising Jus by Raymond McArdle, Head Chef.
It's that time of year again and fresh cranberries are in season - just perfect for jams, chutneys and even breads. This savoury loaf with a hint of sweetness from the cranberries makes the perfect breakfast....
Buy fresh strawberries that have their stems intact. Wash, dry and refrigerate the strawberries. (Cold strawberries will cause the chocolate to harden and there will be less dripping.)
For a simply divine treat, treat yourself to the perfect accompaniment to chocolate cake (anything with chocolate in it for that matter!)
All you ever needed to know about how to cook fish, what the nutritional value is of certain fish, and much more. Barkeeper lists the most popular fish and interesting information on each one.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is an Italian cheese, which is made from skimmed unpasteurised cow's milk. Barkeeper gives you some useful tips on using Parmesan cheese.
Salads form a large part of the offering in bars nowadays and with summer approaching fast, consumption on these dishes will certainly increase, but how many of us can tell our butterhead from our crisphead?
What would the greatest feasts of the year be without this delicacy, a byword for luxurious living. Although foie gras is also produced in Poland, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Belgium, as well as many French provinces, the capital of these “waddling” birds is...
The smörgåsbord is a buffet offering many small dishes, from which people can service themselves according to their appetites and personal tastes.
Just the thought of slipping a delicious chocolate into your mouth and letting its flavour gently melt into a warm, sensual liquid is enough to trigger feelings of pleasurable anticipation but do you know the facts behind this sensual treat?
Near the little town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy a truffle unique to the whole, the tuber magnatum, is to be found. This white truffle, with it’s rather irregular round shape, has a smooth, grey brown surface.
Barkeeper has listed every food term they can imagine - and they can imagine quite a few and listed them in alphabetical order for you. Any chef, restaurateur or food enthusiast will find the Barkeeper Food Glossary indispensable when it comes to preparing and serving food on a daily basis.
Classic caviar service is simple and elegant. Keep caviar refrigerated until ready to serve. Ideally nestle the entire open tin or jar in a bed of crushed ice, with the lid alongside.
June is the month for fresh strawberries. They are at their best towards the end of the month and are rich in vitamin B and C and are sweet and delicious.
This is a delicious and tasty meal and quite easy to prepare and cook. When we think of cod, the first thing that springs to mind is good old fish & chips.
This is one of Padraic Kielty's favourites... a delicious winter pudding. The buttermilk works particularly well with the organic cream cheese and the cranberry sauce.
Ever run out of a vital recipe ingredient in the middle of preparation? Worry no more, because we have made a handy chart which lists ingredients which can be easily substituted when you run out.