Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully

The weekend at Litfest was a bombardment of good food, amazing produce and a collection of really interesting people from all aspects of the food and drink industry. We attended several ‘pop up’ restaurants where you find yourself next to a fellow foodie but each with a fascinating story and lots of interesting careers in…

Litfest 2016

  The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food. This was an entire weekend dedicated to food and its associations. There were cookery demonstrations, talks and lots of opportunities to taste wonderful cuisine. This is run with a series of events which are divided across the Ballymaloe estate including the cookery school. The Grainstore becomes an auditorium…

Chef in Training

I was fortunate enough to visit Immie during her gruelling schedule at the Cookery School. The students had an early start and worked all morning each in teams to produce different aspects of the lunch menu. Such an industrious kitchen and I was so envious of the fantastic organisation of equipment and ingredients. I was invited…

Cookery School

This exceptional cookery school is run by Darina, Rory and Rachel Allen assisted by an additional  team of fantastic teachers and technicians. I was in awe when we dropped off Immie as everything is so aesthetically pleasing. The corridors and hallways are full of wild flower arrangements so creatively thrown together and baskets and dishes…