Ballymaloe Cookery School Reviews and Press Cuttings
‘The Ballymaloe cookery school is more than just a cookery school. It
provides a whole lifestyle experience. The visionary ideas of Myrtle Allen
have been nurtured, developed and practised by Darina, and are fresh and
up-to-date with modern thinking. I am well aware of how food trends come
and go, but I believe the movement towards naturally produced, home grown
and organic food is here to stay. The school offers an impressive range of
classes that are geared toward every level of student.’
Chris Barber – Country Life
‘The Cookery School is not so much a culinary institution as a celebration
of the art of living. Darina Allen infuses students from all around the
world with her passion for free-range and organic food, prepared with love
and reverence, and presented as a work of art.’
Clare Boylan – World of Hibernian
‘One of the great pleasures of the course is Darina’s expertise as a
teacher. She has an extraordinarily warm, personable style, authoritative
but humorous, one of the reasons for the great popularity of her Irish
television series. Her enthusiasm is effervescent and our class runs over
by an hour-and-a-half to 6pm.’
Camilla Edwards – Homes and Gardens
‘The Introductory course at Ballymaloe, is the ultimate beginner’s guide
to confident cooking.’
Food and Wine Magazine
‘The Ballymaloe name is equated with excellence and it’s no surprise that
its graduates work in top hotels and restaurants around the world.’
‘The airy, sprawling school is surrounded by vegetable gardens, fruit
orchards and meandering farmlands, and the spacious, light, inter-leading
kitchens are a joy to work in.’
‘The course was all that I hoped it would be, and more.’
Hilary Rubenstein – Good Hotel Guide
‘Once the land of corned beef and cabbage, Ireland now offers delicious
organic gourmet meals and a world-class cooking school, thanks to Darina
Allen, the country’s most beloved chef.’
Elin McCoy - Organic Style Magazine
‘Take one internationally famed cookery school, add a vegetable garden,
herb garden, some dedicated staff and students keen to learn and you have
Kitchen Garden Magazine
‘Ballymaloe is one of the premier cooking schools anywhere in the world -
set in the charming and lovely countryside of southern Ireland. Darina
Allen is a passionate, inspirational teacher. Teaching at and visiting
Ballymaloe has always been one my most memorable experiences.’
Nina Simonds, Author and Journalist, New York.
‘I love Ballymaloe-it is such a beautiful place with really friendly
people and of course wonderful food. I always learn something new.’
Eric Treuille, Books for Cooks, London.
Dorien Kelly, Author Writer
One day in the distant future, when my children are all off to college, I dream of spending a month taking course after....
The New York Times by Melissa A. Trainer
Approaching the town of Shanagarry in County Cork, Ireland, can stir a lot of emotions in the first-time visitor....
Guardian Unlimited Cooking Holiday by Sarah Turner Sunday February 5, 2006.
Set among the bucolic landscape of east Cork in Ireland, the school offers courses suitable for all levels....
Epicurean.Com for Food and Wine Lovers.
Green Cuisine: The Irish Culinary Renaissance by Amy Reiley. Grasping the nation's culinary identity long before her peers, Darina Allen was instrumental in bringing fine Irish cuisine to the masses through her school....
Los Altos Town Crier
Shimmering green with great hospitality By Dick Pidgeon Town Crier Food & Wine Editor....
The Boston Globe
Irish get cooking, naturally. "This is not so much a cookery course as a whole organic experience," said Jenny Brocklebank, 33, a Londoner and former BBC producer, who was midway through the school's rigorous 12-week certificate course....
By Elizabeth Field, Globe Correspondent.