The cold weather is setting in and, dare I say it, Christmas is just around the corner.

There’s nothing like a good food festival to get the festivities under way.

Taste of Dublin has announced its Festive Edition, which will make its mark as Ireland’s ultimate winter food festival right on our doorstep.

The four-day festival takes place in the RDS from November 28 to December 1, and the event includes celebrity chefs, Ireland’s best restaurants, cooking and baking demos, masterclasses, live entertainment and so much more to feast your eyes and taste buds on.

Taste of Dublin has truly contributed to the city’s flourishing food scene.

For 14 years, the festival has played a vital role in progressing Dublin’s food revolution, showcasing the range of eclectic restaurants, producers and chefs that make up the city’s vibrant culinary scene.

A truly unmissable Taste experience is the DID Electrical Chef’s Theatre. Here, you’ll find Ireland’s top culinary talent as they slice and dice their way through all our favourite festive recipes.

Ballymaloe favourites Rachel Allen and Rory O’Connell will chat with Erica Drum on how you can prep smartly for the festive season. Their tips and tricks will leave you stress-free and ready to relax in the festivities.

The incredible line up at The DID Electrical Chef’s Theatre also includes Adrian Martin, JR Ryall, Shane Smith, Nicola Curran, Brian McDermott, Patrick Ryan, Erica Drum, Sharon Hearne Smith, Paul Kelly, Jeeny Maltese, Aoife Noonan, Edward Hayden, Mark Moriarty, Graham Herterich, Holly White, Lizzy Lyons, Ciara Brennan, Alberto Rossi, Karan Mittal, Edward Hayden, Jack O’Keeffe and Ludovic Lantier.

For bread lovers, Patrick Ryan (Firehouse Bakery) will show you how to make your own sourdough.

Other things to enjoy are learning how to dress your table for the festivities, the best of Irish cheesemakers, tips about festive meats from craft butchers, learning about wine and learn how to make zero-waste this Christmas.

Tickets are now available at www.tasteofdublin.ie.