Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 10 & 11

“Food is the new rock and roll!” – Darina Allen It’s getting down to business now. Just one week left, most of which will be taken up by exams. It’s hard to believe that time has vanished so quickly and the sheer amount I’ve learnt during the past eleven weeks – from properly sweating an onion to butchering a lamb, mastering puff pastry to plucking … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 10 & 11

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 9

“The biggest scam of the 21st Century – Low Fat” – Darina Allen Week 9 was an exciting week at Ballymaloe Cookery School: we had a wonderful Canapes demo from Rory and Darina (my mouth didn’t stop watering!) and our School Tour on Thursday, a whole day of traveling to visit different food producers and artisans across Cork and Waterford. I had a successful Monday … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 9

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 8

“Are you fed up of wild garlic yet?…..you will be….” – Emer After a relaxing weekend exploring Cork with Ali and my Mam, Week 8 began well for me in the kitchen. On Monday I was assigned dishes from Rachel’s Friday demo to prepare. My steak came out just how I like it (still moo-ing, I mean ‘blue’!)  and my Frangipane and Apricot Tart was the … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 8