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From bright and bold to simple and sweet, food and wine has provided great inspiration for literature over the past centuries.

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To spice things up a bit, I will invite some of the speakers who will be at the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine to contribute special entries to this blog. I am delighted to introduce Tom Doorley as the first guest, and here is his post:

AN IRISH ELIZABETH DAVID?

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Senator Feargal Quinn once said, ”Sex didn’t exist in Ireland until Gay Byrne hosted the Late Late show, and taste buds didn’t exist in Ireland until Myrtle Allen opened her restaurant at Ballymaloe!”.

It is therefore no surprise to any of us that Ballymaloe will be hosting the first ever literary festival of food and wine… Even typing the name gets me excited!… But since Myrtle’s early days as a chef and food writer the Irish food scene had quite simply exploded!

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I could hardly believe my eyes… Is this for real?… I had to pinch myself!… Is this possible?… I was traveling in Thailand when the news reached me… I knew it would be impressive but I had never imagined it to be so exceptional!

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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
 
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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