Darina Allen

Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Pigeon Pie

ON A CHILLY winter’s night a few weeks ago, we had our first East Cork Slow Food event of the year.

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Darina Allen’s Buttermilk panna cotta vinegar and honey

WE PACKED our bags recently and headed for the US ready to launch the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine in New York. 

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Try out Pam’s Valentine Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

DON’T we all need and love a little romance in our lives, so Valentine’s Day creates a welcome little flutter of excitement for everyone from nine to 90. 

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Soft yoghurt cheese — labne

If you would like to learn how to make butter, yoghurt, labne, paneer and lots of simple cheeses, check out the Ballymaloe Cookery School website www.cookingisfun.ie for the next dates.

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Roulade

Delicious ways to enjoy your preserves

FRESHLY SQUEEZED orange juice — my eye! One of the most abused terms in the English language — the reality of “freshly squeezed” orange juice stretches from a tetra pack to a litre plastic container of juice that was squeezed days and sometimes weeks earlier, writes Darina Allen

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Darina Allen’s spring icecream recipes

SPRING, Skye Gyngell’s restaurant was one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in London for several years.

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Cauliflower Soup with a Hint of Truffle from ‘A Year at Silwood’

WHAT’S NOT to love about Cape Town — it’s just one long sleep away, a mere two hours time change so virtually no jet lag and a guaranteed instant hit of winter sunshine.

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Christmas desserts for the kids

SANTA is coming and the excitement has reached fever pitch in this neck of the woods. 

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Macaroons

Darina Allen’s edible gifts for Christmas

With only one-and-a-half weeks to go to Christmas, this week I am devoting my column to edible gifts, there are a zillion delicious suggestions I could make and you too can have fun in the kitchen, so why not decide to have a cooking party with a couple of pals.

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Light Christmas Fruit Cake

CAN YOU believe it’s 25 years since my A Simply Delicious Christmas was first published, I had brown hair and red glasses and had just done my first Simply Delicious series on television. 

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Delicious mutton recipes from Much Ado About Mutton

Remember mutton? Now in reality an almost forgotten flavour. So what exactly is the definition of mutton? 

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Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki Potato Fritters with Sizzled Tomatoes

AVE we Irish got a taste for spices or what! Thirty years ago, when I first started the Ballymaloe Cookery School, garlic was still considered by many to be daring and exotic.

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Mary Jo’s Waffles

ONCE a term on the 12-week certificate course, all the students pile into a bus. 

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Raw Kale Salad

MICHAEL KELLY and his merry team of GIYers are definitely ‘ change makers’. Similar to Slow Food, this movement was born out of frustration and indignation. 

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Hay Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream, Arjard and Pickled Red Onions

Guess where I’ve just been, Zionsville, Alabama. I couldn’t have found it on a map up to last week, but I now know it’s close to Indianapolis.

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Ballymaloe Halloween Barmbrack

ALMOST every culture around the world marks Halloween, the Day of the Dead or All Souls Day in it’s own magical way, but despite the differences, the basic idea behind all these customs is to honour, remember and appease the dead.

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Darina Allen: Recipes that will warm up any autumn

IFEST, the first major celebration of Irish culture and food was held in Boston recently. 

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Darina Allen’s essential ’student’ cuisine

The return to college has produced lots of nightmare stories, as students scramble to find affordable accommodation in a scarce and challenging market.

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Darina Allen: Cullen Skink

THE Scots have spoken loud and clear, they will remain in the union but nothing will ever be quite the same again.

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