Tag: Rachel Allen

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 10 & 11

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 […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 8

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 […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 7

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 7

“Don’t use boards……you can’t put them in the dishwasher…..” – Blathnaid Bergin It was such a good feeling walking back into the Cookery School on Monday morning, Mid-Term exams behind us and a weight off our shoulders – for the moment at least. I got […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 6

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 6

“We’re not going to let you make a total mess of what you’re doing, we’ll leave that to the final exam” – Rachel Allen The halfway point. Week 6 at Ballymaloe has just finished, bringing with it our first round of exams. A herb and salad […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 5

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 5

“We really are tapping into ancient wisdom” – Darina Allen Five weeks down, one week to our mid-term exams and just seven weeks until my time at Ballymaloe is over. Week 5 started off in an interesting fashion – I was clumsy, much more so […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 3

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 3

“There you are, there’s life in the old dog yet….” – Darina Allen Another week down and another week closer to our 6 week exams. The reality of the ‘Leaf Recognition Test’ is starting to hit home but more about that in another post!   […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 2

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 2

“Don’t you dare use low fat milk or leave out the cream or I’ll appear to you” – Darina Allen I can’t believe I have two weeks completed. They have flown past but it also seems so long ago since we had our first supper together […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 1

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 1

“There is no such thing as cheap food” – Darina Allen Last Sunday I took the trip I had been waiting to take for months. I left around 3 o’clock and arrived at Ballymaloe Cookery School just as it was getting dark, around half five. […]