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Darina Allen - Author

About the Author

Darina Allen is Ireland's best-known food ambassador and the bestselling author of Ballymaloe Cookery Course and Forgotten Skills of Cooking, which won the prestigious Andre Simon award in 2009. She campaigns for local produce, set up Ireland's first farmers' market and is on the board of The Soil Association. She has won many awards including the Guild of Food Writers' Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.

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Other books by Darina Allen

Simply Delicious the Classic Collection 100 timeless, tried & tested recipes

Simply Delicious the Classic Collection 100 timeless, tried & tested recipes

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2018

'Ireland's answer to Delia and Nigella' Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine 'Our first lady of food' Irish Independent 'There's not much this gourmet grande dame doesn't know' Nigel Slater Nearly 30 years on from the original Simply Delicious book and TV series, Darina Allen brings together 100 of her timeless, tried and trusted recipes. Divided into: Soups & Starters - Winter Leek & Potato Soup, Smoked Trout with Cucumber Salad & Horseradish Sauce and Ballymaloe Chicken Liver Pate Meat - Ballymaloe Irish Stew, Dingle Pie and Steak with Bearnaise Sauce & Chips Poultry - Farmhouse Chicken and Roast Duck with Apple Sauce & Cabbage Fish - Ballycotton Fish Pie, Three-minute Fish and Cod with Leeks & Buttered Crumbs Vegetarian - Macaroni Cheese, Mushroom Risotto and Potato, Carrot & Cauliflower Curry Salads - Roast Red Pepper, Lentil & Goat's Cheese Salad, A Warm Winter Salad with Duck Liver's & Hazelnut Oil Dressing and Red & Yellow Tomato Salad with Mint or Basil Puddings - Ballymaloe Vanilla Ice Cream, Country Rhubarb Cake, Caramel Mousse with Praline

Healthy Gluten-free Eating

Healthy Gluten-free Eating

Author: Darina Allen, Rosemary Kearney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2018

Excluding foods such as wheat, rye and barley need not lead to a boring and restrictive diet. Healthy Gluten-Free Eating contains over 100 completely gluten-free recipes that have been created to tempt your tastebuds whilst managing the symptoms of coeliac disease. Why not try Apple and Hazelnut Muesli for breakfast, Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Shrimps and Fresh Herbs for lunch or an Italian Beef Stew for supper? Foods that were previously off-limits are now back on the menu with tempting gluten-free recipes for breads, pizzas, cakes and puddings. Renowned chef Darina Allen has worked with Rosemary Kearney who is a coeliac herself, to prove that gluten-free eating is manageable can be enjoyable for you, your family and friends.

30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipes 30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipe

30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipes 30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipe

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2013

When Ballymaloe's doors opened to students in 1983 there were 15 courses available. Now there are over 100, reflected in the recipes collected here, including curing meat, making gluten-free meals and sushi as well as learning forgotten skills like producing butter and cheese and beekeeping. The book chronicles how the school has been at the forefront of cooking and food trends since its inception, from Darina's championing of the Slow Food movement and her highlighting the importance of using local, seasonal and fresh produce to installing a wood-burning oven and expanding its gardens so students can learn the importance of eating less meat and more veg and preserving heirloom varieties of produce. A fascinating insight into Ballymaloe, this is also a history of food over the past thirty years, from a time when Darina couldn't get anything other than pre-packaged, grated Parmesan cheese to one where a local producer makes his own mozzarella.

Irish Traditional Cooking

Irish Traditional Cooking

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2012

Ireland's rich culinary heritage is brought to life in this new edition of Darina's bestselling Irish Traditional Cooking. With 300 traditional dishes, including 100 new recipes, this is the most comprehensive and entertaining tome on the subject. Each recipe is complemented by tips, tales, historical insights and common Irish customs, many of which have been passed down from one generation to the next. Darina's fascination with Ireland's culinary heritage is illustrated with chapters on Broths & Soups, Fish, Game, Vegetables and Cakes & Biscuits. She uses the finest of Ireland's natural produce to give us recipes such as Sea Spinach Soup, Potted Ballycotton Shrimps with Melba Toast and Rhubarb Fool.

Forgotten Skills of Cooking

Forgotten Skills of Cooking

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2009

In this sizeable hardback, Darina Allen reconnects you with the cooking skills that missed a generation or two. The book is divided into chapters such as Dairy, Fish, Bread and Preserving, and forgotten processes such as smoking mackerel, curing bacon and making yogurt and butter are explained in the simplest terms. The delicious recipes show you how to use your home-made produce to its best, and include ideas for using forgotten cuts of meat, baking bread and cakes and even eating food from the wild. The Vegetables and Herbs chapter is stuffed with growing tips to satisfy even those with the smallest garden plot or window box, and there are plenty of suggestions for using gluts of vegetables. You'll even discover how to keep a few chickens in the garden. With over 700 recipes, this is the definitive modern guide to traditional cookery skills.

Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition

Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2007

Ballymaloe is one of the world's best cookery schools and Darina Allen, its co-founder and main teacher, is in a league of her own. Every student who has gone through her school has begged her to write down her recipes and thoughts, tips and shortcuts, and here they are in this definitive teaching book, which has everything to inform and inspire you to become adventurous in the kitchen. Ballymaloe Cookery Course explains 1,175 recipes, 370 variations and more than 100 basic skills, from making pastry to the art of carving, from preserving lemons to making delicious home-made pasta, from culturing creamy yogurt to butterflying a leg of lamb: the simple instructions given by one of the world's great cookery teachers will inspire you to prepare and enjoy the art of fresh produce and fine food.

Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cooking School Cookbook

Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cooking School Cookbook

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2002

Ireland's most famous chef, Darina Allen, owns, manages, and teaches at the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork. She is also presenter for the British television series Simply Delicious.

Simply Delicious Irish Christmas, A

Simply Delicious Irish Christmas, A

Author: Darina Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1998

The section devoted to 'Edible Presents' is particularly outstanding! No Christmas cuisine collection can be considered complete without the inclusion of A Simply Delicious Irish Christmas. -The Midwest Book Review BookwatchKnown throughout Ireland for her popular Simply Delicious television show and for her best-selling series of cookbooks, the Queen of Irish Cooking turns her attention to preparing simple, stress-free Christmas dishes. By following these recipes, anyone can minimize preparation time and reduce frustration while maximizing results and increasing the quality and flavor of the dishes.A meal of Traditional Roast Goose with Potato Stuffing and Apple Sauce, Champ, and Plum Pudding provides a true taste of the Emerald Isle yet is extremely easy to create. These dishes also are easy to cook ahead of time to avoid hectic last-minute preparation. White Christmas Cake may be kept for at least a week without freezing, while St. Stephen's Day Pie freezes quite well.As simple as these dishes are to prepare, they are even more delightful to present. After serving Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey with Fresh Herb Stuffing and Bread Sauce, hosts may dazzle their guests with a variety of edible presents, including Doreen's Fudge, Marzipan Dates, and even a Chocolate Christmas Tree.Nothing could be simpler-or more delicious.

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