Darina Allen, standing in a vegetable garden. wearing a blue shirt, scarf, and brown jacket, holding a bunche of green vegetables in each hand.

Darina Allen


Join chef Darina Allen for a special bread-making demo and book signing event in celebration of her new cookbook, The New Ballymaloe Bread Book, published by Gill Books on 26 October 2023. The event will include demonstrations on a wide variety of breads, including:

  • White Soda Bread
  • Cheddar Cheese Scones
  • Brown Yeast Bread
  • Quick White Yeast Bread
  • Flat Bread
  • And more!

Darina Allen, Ireland’s best-known food ambassador, is the co-founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in East Cork, which has been delivering a first-class culinary education to students from all over the world since 1983. She is the author of 20 cookbooks and has won many awards for her work including Outstanding Contribution to the Irish Culinary Sector from Euro-Toques in 2007, the 2013 UK Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the Guaranteed Irish Food Hero Award in 2018. A passionate and committed teacher, Darina was instrumental in establishing the Irish farmers’ market movement and is an active member of Slow Food Ireland. 

Darina’s cookery demo will be followed by a book signing at 6pm.