Darina Allen has won many awards such as the World Gourmand Cookbook Award 2018, the Andre Simon Food Book Award, the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Irish Culinary Sector by Euro-Toques, the UK Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2018 Guaranteed Irish Food Hero Award.
'At last, a truly user-friendly cookery manual...Lovely recipes and plenty of help for the new cook.' Observer Food Monthly
'It's a modern day Mrs Beeton.' Independent on Sunday
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.