WE'RE all looking forward to Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit-Fest next weekend, May 16-18, at Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, east Cork.
This is the second Ballymaloe Lit-Fest and it has a fantastic line-up of events on offer, with demonstrations, dinners, cosy talks, panel discussions and other assorted attractions.
Big visiting names heading up this year's event include Rene Redzepi of Noma – which, of course, only recently regained the title of Best Restaurant in the World. There's also Middle Eastern food experts Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Australian cookery book writer Maggie Beer and British food writers Tom Parker Bowles, Simon Hopkinson and Thomasina Miers.
The home brigade will be ably represented by Darina Allen and Rachel Allen, with speakers and participants including Catherine Fulvio, Martin Shanahan, Donal Skehan, Ross Lewis and Rory O'Connell, while the wine brief will be covered by Tomas Clancy, Raymond Blake and Pascal Rossignol of Le Caveau in Kilkenny. Absolutely unmissable.
This article was written by LUCINDA O'SULLIVAN and appeared originally in the Sunday Independent: