Author(s): Darina Allen
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 1175 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 cook-teachers will inspire you to prepare and enjoy the art of fresh produce and fine food.
'At last, a truly user-friendly cookery manual... Lovely recipes and plenty of help for the new cook.' Nigel Slater, Observer Food Monthly 'It's a modern day Mrs Beeton' Independent on Sunday
Darina Allen is Ireland's best-known food ambassador and is the author of Irish Traditional Cooking, A Year at Ballymaloe Cookery School and Healthy Gluten-free Eating (with Rosemary Kearney). Her latest book, Easy Entertaining, won an IACP award in 2006. Darina founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland in 1983.