THIS time last year, 24-year-old home cook Lope Ariyo was sitting her final maths exams at university in Leicestershire, while entering a Red magazine competition to discover a cook destined to take an African cuisine mainstream.
WE HAVE been blessed with some spectacular weather recently and while I am the first to extol the virtues of pies and roasts, when the sun is shining and we are almost uncomfortably hot, we need something light and fresh and easy to enjoy of an evening or for lunch.
WHAT would your superpower be? I’ve often fancied invisibility – purely for reasons of research, you understand – but I’d be worried it wouldn’t cover clothes, and how many really hot days do you ever get in Ireland? X-ray vision? That’s never made sense; you’d just see bones.
AS THE school year draws to a close, thoughts are turning to getting away from it all, and wherever you're going, what better way to build excitement than some holiday-themed dishes to experiment with new tastes.
ONCE a post-work watering hole for dockers and riveters, dating back to the mid 19th century, The American Bar in Belfast's Sailortown is aiming to tempt a new generation of clientele with cracking beer.
It's June. The sun has made an appearance (albeit briefly), and the flags are up, so that can only mean one thing, it's time for the most uplifting and wonderful event of the year - the Clonard Novena.