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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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Pictured from left are:- Richard Leighton, Doneybrewer Butter; Louise Millsopp, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) NI Regional Food Programme; Mary Blake, Head of Tourism with DCSDC; Alison Leighton, Doneybrewer Butter; Howard Hastings, Managing Director Hastings Hotel Group and former Chair Tourism NI; and Niamh Ashford, Visit Derry.

Local food producers showcase the best Derry has to offer

LegenDerry Food producers and tourism ambassadors from Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) and Visit Derry rubbed shoulders with the culinary elite and celebrity chefs at the BBC Good Food Show’s first ever visit to Belfast as part of Northern Ireland Year of Food & Drink 2016 at the weekend.


Whiskey distillery at Ebrington by 2018 planned

A Derry company has announced details of how they plan to transform derelict buildings at Ebrington Square into a whiskey distillery and tourist attraction.

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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Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Derry bound for Clipper Festival

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is bound for Derry to cook cook up a storm at the Foyle Maritime Festival.

John Crowe, hospitality and Catering Lecturer at North West Regional College, who has taken the top teaching prize at the Chef industry�s version of the �Oscars� at the weekend, annual �Craft Guild of Chefs Awards�. John was awarded Chef Lecturer of the Year at event on Monday 1st June in a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Local catering lecturer is the crème de la crème

A hospitality and Catering Lecturer at North West Regional College has taken the top teaching prize at the Chef industry’s version of the ‘Oscars’.

Louise and James Huey, proprietors of the Walled City Brewery, get a helping hand behind the bar from Caoimhin Corrigan, Director of the Ebrington Site, at their official opening on Friday. DER2415-102KM

Derry’s top eateries named at lavish ‘Food Oscars’ ceremony

Derry’s finest eateries were celebrated in a lavish ceremony in the Guildhall this week, with the Irish Restaurant Awards held their Ulster finals in Derry

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Serving up a treat: Mayor of Derry & Strabane Elisha McCallion.

Grubs up as local Year Of Food under way

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Year of Food celebrations began in hearty style this week with a free Ulster fry-up featuring local produce served to passengers at City of Derry Airport.


Derry Halloween: How to carve a pumpkin

They are the spooky face of Halloween and much easier to carve than a turnip - but it can still be a tricky job getting your Halloween pumpkin the way you want it.

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October 2015: REPRO FREE: Elisha McCallion, Mayor of Londonderry (right) wishes chef Emmett McCourt well, as he gets ready for iBAM Chicago 2015, where he will join Tourism Ireland as a food ambassador for Northern Ireland. Emmett is pictured with some of the local produce he will be promoting to potential visitors with Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland (second  left) and Aoife, Visit Derry (second right). Photo by Stephen Latimer (repro free)''Further media information:'Elaine Moore/Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland'Tel: 07766 527719

Emmett McCourt flies the flag for Derry at Irish Books and Music Festival in Chicago

An award winning Derry chef has been invited to a food festival in Chicago to highlight the best of Northern Ireland food.

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Fancy a Shipquay Sherbert?

Local tourism body Visit Derry has announced the launch of a sweet new addition to the city’s tourist gift shop based around some of Derry’s top attractions and features.

The Mandarin Palace after fire destroyed it in March.

Mandarin Palace takeaway to re-open after devastating fire

The Mandarin Palace, one of Derry’s most popular Chinese restaurants, will re-open its takeaway today, after fire gutted the premises in March.

Emmett McCourt chats to the media following his success at the World Book Awards in China.

World Book Award winner returns to Derry

There will be a press reception at Ráth Mór tomorrow (Friday) for Guildhall Press author Emmett McCourt who won the Gourmand World Award for Best Culinary Travel Book in China last week.

BEST IN IRELAND!. . . .Derek Creagh (Head Chef) and Donal Doherty (Proprietor), Harry's Restaurant, Bridgend, recipients of the McKennas Guides 'Best in Ireland' Restaurant and Irish Times 'Best Restaurant 2014' awards. DER0115MC048

Harry’s delighted to be best in Ireland

It might be miles away from Dublin but Harry’s Bar and Restaurant is officially the best in Ireland.

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Terre Duffy.

‘Food on foot’ in Istanbul!

As I unloaded the dishwasher on a wet Tuesday night in October 2013, my husband nonchalantly said across the kitchen: “Would you like to move to Istanbul for a couple of years while the kids are still in primary school? ESBi have a new joint venture with a Turkish company and they want me to run the power station”.

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Donal Doherty (centre - Harry's Restaurant owner) with (left) Harry's Restaurant Head Chef, Derek Creagh and (right) Darren Rafferty (James Nicholson Wines). (HD0407AQ10)

FOOD AND DRINK - Harry’s is simply hard to beat

It’s only a hop, skip and a jump across the border but it would be worth walking thousands of miles just to taste the food in Harry’s Restaurant in Bridgend, Co. Donegal.

Staff members of Saffron, Clarendon Street. (DER0814PG086)

Indian eatery Saffron, the perfect place to spice up your lunch hour

Returning to work was never so difficult than when I went to Saffron for my lunch.

Queens Quay Social by Darren Iddon staff members, from left, Zsolt Dikter, head chef, Darren Iddon, executive chef, Ieva Lauva, manageress and hostess, and Alan Hunter, head bartender and mixologist. (DER4613PG021)

The Sunday Interview - Darren Iddon

You’d expect one of the first things to strike you about a Liverpudlian is their accent but that’s not the case with Queen’s Quay Social Executive Chef, Darren Iddon.

John McKenna travels the country seeking top restaurants for the Bridgestone Guide.

Now Derry should strive to be the City of Food Culture

Food lovers across the country recognise the distinctive blue plaque awarded by Bridgestone as the mark of quality cuisine.

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