Darina Allen established the Ballymaloe Cookery School with her brother Rory O’Connell in 1983. The cookery school has had thousands of students pass through its doors since and now enjoys a world wide reputation for excellence. Author of over a dozen cookery books, her latest ‘30 Years at Ballymaloe’ is a celebration of the 30 years of the cookery school.
Darina is involved in numerous projects to improve the food we all eat and cook, including Slow Food, Eurotoques and Farmers Markets. She continues her first love – teaching at the cookery school on a daily basis.