Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

It’s been just over a month since I returned from my 12 week stint at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was an amazing experience but it has proved more difficult than I thought to re-adjust to reality, now that I’m home. This is my 10 step guide for the new and incoming students who have just started the 3 month Summer course and for anyone who … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

April 2016 – Florence & Bologna, Italy

I’ve always felt a certain affinity to Italy. I’m not sure why or how this connection started, we never travelled there on holidays or have any Italian blood in the family. Despite this, I switched my football allegiance from Man Utd to Juventus before my 10th birthday and never looked back. As a child I loved watching Italian football on Channel 4 every Sunday morning … Continue reading April 2016 – Florence & Bologna, Italy

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 12

Ballymaloe Cookery School. It’s all over. Twelve weeks gone, in the blink of an eye. Week 12 at Ballymaloe began with my final morning cooking in the kitchen. I felt a little sad walking over from my room in the Coach House knowing it would be my last time cooking at the school (except for the practical exam of course!). I used the time wisely, … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 12