Ballymaloe Cookery Course

by Darina Allen

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Original Publisher
Kyle Cathie
Date of publication

Recommended by

Tom Herbert

Innovations Director, Hobbs House Bakery

I once made ash baked flatbreads over a camp fire in the woods at the Do Lectures with 30 of the world’s Do’ers, we then met up with Darina’s team of 30 lemon curd makers and had a messy, balmy summer evening party. I then obviously found out about Ballymaloe and got this book. It’s THE authority in our house on how to do technical cooking stuff, it is clear, works and tastes great.

Caroline Hennessy

Food writer

This has been my go-to basics bible since it was published. Food writer, chef and inspirational teacher Darina Allen is a passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious, sustainable, wholesome and simply delicious food. It is the book that I give to friends and family when they set up house.

Julie Friend

Chef, food writer and Masterchef winner

I was lucky enough to visit the school and meet Darina Allen. I have bought this book for lots of budding chefs as there is everything you need in one place.

Chrissie Walker

Writer and Photographer

A good solid cookbook from a culinary icon

Carianne Wilkinson

Vice-principal of Silwood Cookery School

A great basic cookbook

Sudi Pigott

Food and travel writer

Andrew Langley

Food writer

Nick Lander

Food writer and restaurant consultant

Ben Reade

Co-Owner/Chef at Edinburgh Food Studio

Ian James

Co-founder of Melrose and Morgan

Jordan Bourke

Irish chef, food stylist and best-selling author

Sam Stern

Food writer

Pam Corbin

Food writer and jam specialist