Founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School
Darina Allen is Ireland’s most famous cook and a best-selling author who has presented eight series of her cookery programme Simply Delicious. She runs the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. It attracts students from all over the world. The school’s culinary philosophy is based on enhancing the natural flavours of the best and freshest local ingredients. She has been instrumental in setting up the Farmers Market movement in Ireland and the International Slow Food Movement for Ireland. Darina’s latest book Forgotten Skills won the André Simon Award for Best Cookbook 2010.