Darina Allen

Darina Allen: Traditional Kerry Apple Cake

In 2009 Darina Allen had a wonderful morning with Mary Keane, learning how to make traditional Listowel Mutton Pies. 

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Darina Allen tempts us with some recipes from the Honey & Co Baking Book

YOU ALL know that I’m fans of Honey & Co, a teeny weeny but soon to be bigger restaurant in London. 

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Darina Allen: Soft Yoghurt Cheese - Labneh

We had our annual Long Table Dinner in the glasshouses a couple of weeks ago. 

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Darina Allen: Cimi di Zucca — Courgettes, Leaves and Flowers

WHAT a wonderful time of the year, I know the weather hasn’t been great but the garden is bursting with produce.

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Darina Allen: A dream confection for a midsummer night

IT’S BECOME a bit of a tradition at the Ballymaloe Cookery School for the students to do a fundraiser during the term to support the East Cork Slow Food Education Project.

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Chargrilled Achill Mountain Lamb with Labneh, Pomegranate and Fresh Mint Leaves

A READER struggling to decipher labels at supermarkets writes to me: “How on earth do I find food I can trust nowadays?”

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Smoked Pollock

Darina Allen: How to smoke fish, chicken or duck in an old biscuit tin

When I go fishing, I love to bring a smoking box. It’s so easy to do; you don’t even need a special smoker.

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Darina Allen: Gourmet Parlour Praline Cake

THE National Organic Centre in Co Leitrim is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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Darina Allen: Fish in Beer Batter with Chips and Tartare Sauce

WE are just back from another action-packed school tour. 

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Recipe ideas for a family reunion weekend

NOWADAYS, in our busy lives, years can flash by in a hectic blur. Suddenly we realise that we haven’t seen or sometimes heard from favourite cousins or even aunts and uncles for years.

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Darina Allen: Cherry Coconut Cake

WE’VE christened Itamar and Sarit from Honey & Co, ‘The Honeys’ — because they are just that. 

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Darina Allen: Cucumber, Radish and Mint Salad

There was great excitement in Midleton on the Bank Holiday weekend. The Midleton Farmers Market was joyfully celebrating its 15-year anniversary.

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Allegra McEvedy’s Broad Beans Braised in their Pods

This has been a wonderful week, I found myself giving heartfelt thanks to the good Lord and Mother Nature several times over.

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Darina Allen: Garlic jam and Avoca multi-seed bread

WE’RE all still on a high from the Litfest. Apart from all the antics and stimulating talks, forums and panel discussions in the Grain Store and Big Shed, there was also a packed schedule at the Ballymaloe Cookery School with three and sometimes four events running simultaneously. This week I want to share some of my personal highlights.

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Darina Allen: Foragers Soup

FORAGING. Beware, you can get hooked.

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Rhubarb Fool with Cardamom Cream and Pistachios

There’s great excitement at Ballymaloe this weekend for the third Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine, which by now is affectionately known as the LitFest, a mega two day celebration of great food and drink and food writing. 

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Darina Allen: Honey & Co Prawns in Orange, Tomato and Cardamom

JUST a week to go to the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine May 15-17, there’s a mouthful! 

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Darina Allen: Violet Bakery Hazelnut Toffee Cake

THE most anticipated baking book of 2015 has just been published, it’s called The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak, whom Jamie Oliver described as “my favourite cake-maker in the world”.

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Fresh Lemon Ice Cream with Crystallized Lemon Peel

HAVE you heard about the latest ‘U turn’ in nutritional science? America the land of the ‘egg-white omelette’ is in quite the tizzy about it all.

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Darina Allen: A ’brutal’ breakfast

It’s always fun to see what’s happening on the food scene in New York.

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Darina’s Easter Egg cake

EASTER is early this year so the milk-fed spring lamb will be even more juicy and succulent. 

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