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6 Gruesome Hallowe’en Treats

If wiggly worms and poison apples are your idea of a devilishly delicious snack we’ve got some terrifying treats to put your guests off eating this Hallowe’en.

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Great British Menu judges (L-R) Kevin Gould, Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith, Matthew Fort. Photographer: Andrew Hayes-Watkins

Meet the three Northern Ireland chefs aiming to impress the judges in this week’s Great British Menu

Three of the best chefs from Northern Ireland are competing this week in the regional heats of Great British Menu.

TV and Film
Paul Hollywood will be appearing at the BBC Good Food Show in Belfast this weekend

Paul Hollywood star attraction at BBC Good Food Show in Northern Ireland

Paul Hollywood is likely to be the star attraction when the BBC Good Food Show comes to Northern Ireland for the first time this weekend.

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The Courtyard Bar at Bullitt Belfast.

What to expect from the new £7million hotel that opens in Belfast this Saturday

A new £7m hotel will open its doors in Belfast city centre this weekend.

Sausage rolls

Supermarket recalls sausage rolls over milk allergy fears

ASDA is recalling Tiger Sausage Rolls six-packs due to their containing milk.

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Temptation: Chocolate Week is upon us.

Chocolate Week 2016: Which chocolate bar would you like to see back on the shelves?

Rejoice! It's the UK's biggest chocolate celebration (not that we needed an excuse to indulge in the sweet treat).
Belfast chef James Devine

Belfast chef scoops award previously held by Gordon Ramsay

Belfast chef James Devine has scooped a top award in London - National Chef of the Year 2017 - an award previously held by Gordon Ramsay.

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City restaurants we have known and loved

13 long gone Belfast restaurants we really miss

Belfast has had its fair share of great restaurants over the years, and some of them have stuck in our memories long after they shut their doors for the last time.
Launching the festival at the Armagh Public Library are chefs Gareth Reid (4 Vicars), Mark McGonigle (Uluru) and Sean Farnan (Moody Boar) with the Very Rev Gregory Dunstan, Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral and Cllr Garath Keating, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon.

Armagh Food and Cider Festival returns

Experience new gastro delights in Armagh from 5-9 October 2016

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Vincent Borjon-Prive from Hennessy (2nd left) joins this year�"s Hennessy Connoisseurs winners Jonathan Magennis from Deanes EIPIC, Ryan Adair from The Merchant Hotel and Darren McEvoy from The Albany, Belfast.  Designed to uncover the movers and shakers in Northern Ireland�"s cocktail scene, the annual Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge was created by drinks company Dillon Bass and took place in Belfast with eleven bartenders battling for the title.  Three local bartenders were awarded the prestigious title and won an impressive prize package which includes a VIP trip to Cognac to visit Maison Hennessy and Chateau Bagnolet, where they will receive one-on-one training, including a tasting with Hennessy�"s master blender. The Connoisseurs will also have the opportunity to have their signature drinks showcased by the brand.  Share your Hennessy NI stories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag, #HennessyNI

Bartenders scoop Hennessy Connoisseur title

Three Northern Ireland bartenders have clinched the prestigious Hennessy Connoisseur title,

Niall Bakewell of Friends of the Earth NI, Adam Turkington of Culture Night and Kerry Melville of Belfast Food Network ahead of Culture

Free curry for Belfast Culture Night crowds

Up to 5,000 people will tuck into a free curry made from leftover vegetables on Culture Night in Belfast this month.
Golden Fork from Northern Ireland (L-R) John Farrand, Guild of Fine Food, Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats and John Hood, Invest Northern Ireland

Record breaking success for meat firm

A Moira firm is celebrating record breaking success at the Great Taste Awards.

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Organic wine really does taste better

Eco-friendly “organic” wine really does taste better, a new study found.

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Ryan Kee, director of retail agency at Lambert Smith Hampton, and Gerry Monaghan, manager of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, celebrate the Starbucks development

Starbucks to open first NI drive-through in Belfast

Giant coffee house chain Starbucks is to open its first Northern Ireland drive-through store at Connswater retail park in east Belfast.

Christmas Pudding Rum Balls

Sweet treats which go with any festive feast

Christmas is the one time of year when we don’t have to feel guilty for stuffing our faces with sweet treats.

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James Ramsden

Time to cook ahead for a ready, steady, Christmas

Heading for another Christmas Day kitchen nightmare? Never fear, says Kate Whiting - follow James Ramsden’s recipe for fluster-free festivities

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Mary Berry's new book

Make sure you have a very Berry Christmas

She’s the firm but fair baking queen who isn’t impressed by shop-bought fondant icing or binned Baked Alaska, but Mary Berry insists her loved ones won’t be nervous when they present her with their own home-made offerings this Christmas.

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All things must pass? Pass the wine, please!

I am saddened to report that it is a particularly dark and dreary evening as I write to you. An evening to confirm that winter is definitely here.

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All you need to bake your Christmas cake and eat it

We might love a bit of Bake Off and attempt the odd batch of biscuits here and there, but a Christmas cake is serious business, right?

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