Darina Allen

Owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co Cork, Ireland, teacher, food writer, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and television presenter. The Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated in the midst of a 100 acre organic farm. Graduate in Hotel Management, Dublin Institute of Technology. Member of the International SLOW FOOD Movement.

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.