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Darina Allen

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My Green Life: Darina Allen

Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg

One of Ireland's most beloved cooks Darina Allen told Dr Cara Augustenborg all about how the environment impacts her everyday life.


5 Feb 2021

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In conversation with Darina Allen

The Sustainable Food Trust Podcast

In this week’s podcast, Patrick talks to Darina Allen, renowned chef, best-selling author, and co-founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School on the South coast of Ireland. ‘Ballymaloe Cookery School was born out of desperation’, explains Darina, as she recounts the heart-warming story of how it all began, and what first brought her to Ballymaloe House – where she met her husband Tim Allen, who she opened the school with in 1983. Today the school maintains a world-class reputation for its cookery courses, attracting people from all walks of life. Based upon the slow food philosophy and ‘farm-to-fork’ cooking, the school aims to teach about cooking within the wider context of the landscape, the seasons, and agricultural sustainability.


6 Nov 2020

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Series 1 Finale! Michel Roux Junior & Darina Allen

Pandemic Pantry Podcast

We have a very special line-up for the last episode in series on of the Pandemic Pantry Podcast. Pull up a chair and tuck in.

13 Jul 2020

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9: Darina Allen, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork

Farming for Nature

Darina Allen owns a 100 acre mixed farm in east Cork, with fruit & vegetables, pigs, beef, dairy cows and hens.


1 Jul 2020

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Food for the Soul with Darina Allen

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30 Mar 2020

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Interview with Darina Allen

Cook Eat Nourish Podcast

I am privileged to interview Darina Allen, founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, East Cork. "PROMISE LESS AND GIVE MORE" This is a common theme throughout our chat and something that really resonates with me. Darina gives lots of tips to improve the health of the nation as well as talking about some of her fabulous achievements. Darina can be contacted on www.cookingisfun.ie


18 Mar 2020

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Who Run The World? Darina Allen

Honey and Co: The Food Talks

This is the sixth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today's guest is Darina Allen, founder of world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. We absolutely love Darina and the school and have had many of her graduates working in our kitchens over the years. We chatted to Darina about how she came to run the fabulous Ballymaloe, what it's like be part of a cooking dynasty and what it takes to be a successful cookbook author. It was wonderful to hear Darina talking so passionately about her experiences running a successful family business in rural Ireland, as well as the sustainable ethos at the core of everything that Ballymaloe does, and the values she instills in all her students, especially about the importance of creating an inclusive kitchen culture.  Hope you enjoy! This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day. Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us! Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco Instagram: @honeyandco Ballymaloe Cookery School http://www.cookingisfun.ie Instagram: @ballymaloecookeryschool  Darina on Instagram: @darina_allen Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld Producer: Miranda Hinkley Manager: Louisa Cornford Vocals: Kristine Kruz 


21 Feb 2020

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Tuck in... with Chefs Darina Allen, Skye Gyngell and Jordan Bourke

Heckfield Place

Join Skye Gyngell, our Culinary Director and Spring Restaurant Chef, in conversation with Darina Allen, who owns and runs the internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork, Ireland. They talk all things food - from great recipes and writing cookbooks to the wonders of bio-dynamic food and fermentation - with chef Jordan Bourke.After establishing the Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983, Darina went on to author such classics as Simply Delicious, Simply Delicious France and Italy, and A Year at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Winner of numerous awards, including the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award, she received an Honorary Fellowship of the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium in recognition of a lifetime’s dedication and work promoting Irish gastronomy, food history and culture and the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year 2001. Website: www.cookingisfun.ieJordan is a chef, award-winning author and broadcaster. Having trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in his native Ireland, he went on to work under the Michelin star chef Skye Gyngell. From there he worked in kitchens in Seoul, Korea, which led to the publication of his cookbook ‘Our Korean Kitchen’ (co authored with his wife Rejina Pyo). Jordan is a columnist for Waitrose Food magazine, with 12 new seasonal recipes each month. He is also a panelist on BBC radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet and guest presenter on BBC 1's Saturday Kitchen. He is the recipient of both the Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Award and the Observer Food Monthly Award. Jordan lives in London with his wife and son.

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8 Jan 2020

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Darina Allen’s food philosophy

Monocle 24: The Menu

Ireland’s best-known cook Darina Allen on how we still need to change the way we think about food. Plus: how one couple turned Portugal’s economic downturn into a gastronomic opportunity and why some of the world’s best knives come from south London.


20 Dec 2019

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Darina Allen from world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School - Ep. 22

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

Rachel sits down with Darina Allen, Founder of the World Famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, in Cork, Ireland. They talk about the history of Ballymaloe House & Cookery School, the Cookery School, cooking and introduces us to her new award-winning cookbook 'One Pot Feeds All'.Learn more about Ballymaloe House:https://ballymaloe.ieVisit Ballymaloe Cookery School Farm and Organic Gardens' website:http://www.cookingisfun.ie


27 Nov 2019