Sharon Hearne Smith | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Sharon Hearne-Smith is a Food Stylist, Writer and Home Economist. She has worked her magic with food in the media for over 16 years in Ireland, the UK and the US. Her experience includes ghostwriting, recipe development and food styling for cookbooks and magazines. She has also worked on cookery demonstrations, food shows, tv commercials, packaging, advertising, movies and over 30 cookery programmes.

Sharon’s food career kicked off in London, where she has worked behind the scenes supporting top celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver, James Martin and Gordon Ramsay. She also worked for over 10 years on the internationally broadcast show ‘Ready Steady Cook'.

Now back in Ireland, Sharon works with Neven Maguire on his cookery books and TV shows, as food stylist for Donal Skehan and with Lorraine Pascale on her cookbooks. Sharon is a regular contributor to BASH magazine as food feature writer and stylist. Sharon has also worked with Rachel Allen and currently food styles Catherine Fulvio’s features in Irish Country Magazine. Recent adventures include working with Ina Garten on 'Barefoot Contessa'.

Sharon’s first solo cookbook, No Bake Baking, shares her passion for baking with easy, oven-free cakes and treats. It was photographed by Donal Skehan and published by Quercus (London) in June 2014.
photo credit: Cliona O'Flaherty

Years at Litfest: 2014


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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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