RSVP Magazine

Blondie’s Kitchen – Beautiful Buffets!

While planning the menu for my nieces first Birthday next week (which naturally I was delighted to cater) I got to thinking of some of my favorite dishes I like to do for buffet style dinners and lunches. Buffet style eating in ones home I think is so lovely and homely and very social. And […]

Deirdre and Kevin Hilliard of Just Food

In today’s society, we are becoming more and more conscious of the nutritious content in the foods that we are eating and we realise how important and how difficult it can be to get our five a day and do it the healthy way. Just Food, an organic food company that started off as a […]

Bondie’s Kitchen – Fish Dish In Time For Good Friday

Meat, meat everywhere and not a bite to eat! Is it just me, or does the thought of Good Friday bring about very strong cravings for anything carnivorous? After being reminded that this week is good Friday I have the strongest urges for a rare juicy fillet, with a side of homemade wedges, glass of […]

Blondie Cooks – A Carrot Cake

What’s a girl gotta do to get a decent scone round here? While convalescing from a very inconvenient flu this week I was showered with “get well soon” baked goods. Amongst the golden treasure of delights were scones and a very welcome carrot cake. While the carrot cake was totally moreish, the scone on the […]

Recipe For Tomato And Basil Bruschetta

Italian food never fails to satisfy the taste buds but it can also carry a high amount of calories and carbs. However, this recipe for a bruschetta is low in calories and very tasty. There are 101 calories per serving, 3 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein. The preparation time is just 10 […]

Give Toast A Twist With This Simple Recipe!

We know that recipe’s can be very off putting when they end up being time consuming. Well there is no need for that worry with this one as it only takes 5 minutes to prep and 6 minutes to cook. All you will need is: 3 tablespoons of olive oil. 1 large garlic clove, crushed. […]

Blondie Cooks – Nice in February…How nice!

Nice, on the Cote d’ Azur, is one of the most popular summer destinations for the rich and famous and all normal beings alike. With its azure blue sea lapping the famous Promenade d’Anglaise it conjures up images of beautiful people sipping blush pink rosé in beautiful restaurants, dining al fresco on beautiful seafood. I […]

The Food Nanny

Anna Burns is supernanny for your kitchen. Her book, The Food Nanny, sets out to equip parents with the very simple tools needed to stop this current (and undeniable) trend: our kids are getting fat and it is our job as parents to change this. “At the moment, there seems to be no rules at […]

The Bite with Neil Prendeville: Neil Talks Michelin Star Restaurants

These days Michelin Star restaurants are enough to make you lose your appetite with the large price tags put on a three course meal way out of most people’s budget. Neil Prendeville is a man who knows his food and who also enjoys the finer things. In this instalment of ‘The Bite’ he talks about […]

Blondie Cook’s – Pancake Tuesday

RSVP is delighted to have former private chef, pastry goddess and general food guru, Blondie Horan, blogging for us each week. Blondie will be giving us expert cooking advice, tasty recipes and handy kitchen tips, while also reviewing various restaurants from across the continent. Starting today with a delicious pancake recipe and some yummy topping […]

Prepared with Mother’s Love

Lisa Faulkner is an established and well-respected actor and broadcaster working across high profile dramas on both television and films. Her recently rediscovered love and obsession with food has led to her developing a number of cooking roles both on and off screen. In 2010, Lisa won Celebrity Masterchef, and the praise she received on […]

Delia Smith Finished with TV Cooking

Delia Smith has vowed never to make another television programme again as she felt she had to “entertain” rather than teach people about food. Delia, 71, marks the end of a TV career that spanned over 40 years, although this is not the first time Smith has announced her television retirement. In 2003, she said […]

Food Fit for Stars

As the man behind Ireland’s only restaurant to be awarded two Michelin stars, Frenchman Patrick Guilbaud knows a thing or two about fine dining and excellent cuisine. He founded his legendary restaurant in December 1981 in the midst of a recession, but survived and thrived to become a venerable Irish institution. The book, Restaurant Patrick […]

Holding Out For a Hero

It seems that Donal Skehan’s star just continues to get brighter! After achieving great success last year with the release of a brand new book and taking his place in front of the camera for RTÉ cooking series Kitchen Hero, the young ingénue seems to be following suit with an equally triumphant 2012. At the […]

The Great British Bike Off

With their status as Britain’s third most popular celebrity food writers behind the lovable Jamie Oliver and the beautiful Nigella Lawson, The Hairy Bikers have been causing quite a stir for all the right reasons since their arrival on prime time television a few years ago. Having originally met when they both worked together on […]

Home Cooking

Ever wondered what a top food critic would whip up in the kitchen? Thanks to Lidl you can get a sneak peek into the culinary skills of Tom Doorley, one of Ireland’s top food critics, and his wife Johann. Tom and Johann have joined forces with Lidl to bring out Home Cooking; a cookbook full […]

A Taste of China

Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang have between them, transformed the way we cook and eat Chinese food. Ken was born in Tucson, Arizona after his Cantonese parents fled China after World War II. He is an internationally regarded authority on Chinese and Oriental cooking, and has 28 years’ experience as a television chef. In 2009, […]

Recipes For Food Lovers With TV Chef Edward Hayden

Hello food lovers! Hosting dinner parties at home for family and friends has become such a popular trend in recent years, but for some, it can be a stressful get-together. So this month I have devised a sophisticated and elegant menu which is user friendly. When I plan a dinner party, one of my main objectives is to ensure that I don’t […]

Masterchef’s the Best Chef!

Congratulations to Dylan McGrath (pictured here with his Masterchef comrade Nick Munier) on winning “The Good Eating Guide To Ireland” Best Overall Chef 2012 award. We at RSVP love Dylan’s restaurant Rustic Stone and he has had some very difficult times in recent years, not least with the closure of his restaurant Mint. Check out […]