RSVP Magazine

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, […]

98fm’s Siobhan O’Connor Shares Her Desert Diary

Following her trek through the Jordanian desert, a journey she embarked upon to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society, 98fm’s Siobhan O’Connor catches up with RSVP to tell us all about the high and low points of her soul searching trip. “’The desert will rewrite you,’ said Salleh, our in-country team leader. I thought […]

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 […]

RSVP Food and Travel

[catlist categorypage=yes excludeposts=this numberposts=20 excerpt=yes excerpt_size=350 thumbnail=yes thumbnail_class=thumbclass template=templatename morelink=”Read Full Archive”]

Opening of Samphire @ The Waterside Hotel, Donabate

Food lovers in North County Dublin will be delighted to hear of the launch of a stylish new restaurant, Samphire @ The Waterside, located on the beach in Donabate. It is already getting high praise from Nick Munier (RTE 2’s Masterchef) and radio presenter Ronan Collins, amongst other celebrities who attended the grand opening this […]

Matt Fuller: Three Delicious Recipes to Wow Your Dinner Guests

With a repertoire of experience that includes two nominations for chef of the year (2010 and 2011) while in situ at Salon des Saveurs, and stints in Dublin’s Peacock Alley, Cooke’s Café, and world renowned Relais et chateau property Mas de Cani Catti, Villamarchante, Head Chef, Matt Fuller is beginning to fulfil his promise to […]

Holding Out for a Hero: Three Great Recipes from Donal Skehan

Over the past couple of years, young Irish food maestro Donal Skehan has fast become a household name. Now, with two books, a cookery show on RTÉ, and other numerous accolades under his belt, it is safe to say that his star is in firm ascent. There are some skills in life that we must […]

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 […]

Kitchen Masters – Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier

Celebrated restaurateur and maitre d’ Nick Munier and Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Dylan McGrath discuss being judges on RTÉ’s MasterChef Ireland, begrudgery in the food industry, their genuine friendship and how to pick yourself up and start all over again. It’s a format that has become successful world-wide, so when RTÉ was searching for judges […]