Darina Allen

Darina Allen

Owner and Founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School

http://cookingisfun.ie
Darina Allen is Ireland’s most famous cook and a best-selling author who has presented eight series of her cookery programmes Simply Delicious on television in Ireland. A tireless ambassador for Irish food both at home and abroad, Darina is also a passionate and committed teacher and students come away from Ballymaloe inspired by her energy and ideas and the enthusiasm she and her team bring to their work. She has been instrumental in setting up the Farmers Market movement in Ireland. Darina chairs the Artisan Food Forum which liases with the FSAI to articulate the difficulties and challenges experienced by the Artisan and Speciality food sector. She is vehemently opposed to the growing of GM crops in Ireland The Ballymaloe Cookery School was established in 1983, a sustainable food project which operates all year round and attracts students from all over the world. The school’s culinary philosophy is based on enhancing the natural flavours of the best and freshest local ingredients. It offers a wide range of courses from 12 Week professional courses for students who wish to pursue a career in catering, to short courses ranging from a day to a week long on a variety of subjects Simply Delicious Food Fast, Bread Baking, Seafood, Entertaining, Vegetarian, Introductory, How to Make Homemade Butter, Yoghurt and Cheese, Fermentation, Organic Gardening, Spring and Autumn Foraging...
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