Darina Allen is the owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, as well as teacher, newspaper columnist, cookbook author, and television presenter. She talks about the role of Ballymaloe in the Irish food renaissance for this eight annual Irish Institute of New York Lecture.
Darina Allen has been a major force in the culinary world since she founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983. She has won dozens of awards, both as a teacher and an author, and her television show, Simply Delicious, has run for eight seasons in Ireland. A vocal proponent of the SLOW FOOD campaign, Allen has been integral in establishing the Farmer’s Market movement in Ireland.
Ballymaloe Cookery School has won multiple awards, including last year’s Restaurant Association of Ireland award for ‘Best Cookery School in Ireland’. It operates year round and encourages its diverse student body to enhance the flavor of fresh ingredients grown and bred locally.
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