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13 May 2016
By: EvelynM
The East Cork Slow Food Convivium was delighted to welcome Karen Brosnan, to the cookery school last Thursday 12th May to explore the topic of eating well, or 'mindful eating' - something of a catch-phrase of late, but a...
11 May 2016
By: EvelynM
 Food & Travel Magazine's June issue hit the magazine stands on May 7th, and with it the shortlist for this year's Readers Awards 2016. We're absolutely delighted to learn we have been shortlisted by F&T's...
06 May 2016
By: EvelynM
With the rise of social media, and especially photo-sharing apps like Instagram, it seems like everyone is interested in developing their photography skills these days. And, with photo-editing software becoming more and more sophisticated...
29 Apr 2016
By: EvelynM
The buzz is starting to build for the fourth annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine! Now, with less than three weeks to go, preparations are afoot here at the school to welcome our esteemed guests from around the...
14 Mar 2016
By: EvelynM
This is our favourite cupcake recipe— they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!Makes 9-12 cupcakes or 16-18 buns (queen cakes)150g (5ozs) butter (at room temperature)150g (5ozs) caster sugar150g (5ozs) self-raising...
11 Mar 2016
By: EvelynM
 Dr. Colin Sage, UCC Lecturer and founding member of The Cork Food Policy, joined us at the cookery school last Thursday night to speak on the topic that "keeps him up at night": Reimagining A Food System For Ireland. He...
29 Feb 2016
By: EvelynM
Photo Credit: April Bloomfield's Rhubarb Fool with Cardamom Cream & Pistachios The first of the season's rhubarb always makes us feel like winter is finally over. Rhubarb is, in fact, a vegetable, but due to its sharp yet...
18 Feb 2016
By: EvelynM
 new goal: spend a week at ballymaloe.— Jamaila Brinkley (@jamaila) March 19, 2011Every year we hear from people who tell us they dream of taking our renowned 12 Week Certificate course, but for various reasons are unable to do...
02 Feb 2016
By: EvelynM
 On Wednesday 27th last, we were delighted to welcome Chris Young of the Irish Chilli Farm to the cookery school as our first Slow Food guest of 2016. Our good friend Camilla Plum also "dropped in" to say hello and bring us...
22 Jan 2016
By: EvelynM
 Day's Kitchen: From Ballymaloe Cookery School to MasterchefSince graduating from our 12 Week Certificate course in 2012, Charlie Day has gone on to launch his own successful business - Day's Kitchen - in his native Co....
11 Jan 2016
By: EvelynM
Many people have less than fond memories of Carrageen Moss, partly because so many recipes call for far too much carrageen. It is a very strong natural gelatine so the trick is to use little enough. Because it is so light it is difficult...
06 Jan 2016
By: EvelynM
Happy New Year everyone! Today, of course, in addition to marking the Feast of the Epiphany, we are celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women's Little Christmas). Here's an excerpt from one of Darina Allen's Saturday columns from the...
Ballymaloe Cookery School Brochure 2015 - Designed by TrueOutput
30 Nov 2015
By: EvelynM
In 2014, Ballymaloe Cookery School engaged TrueOutput, a design company based in Waterford City, to collaborate on the re-design of the cookery school brochure for that coming year. We wanted our new look to reflect the ethos of the school...
22 Oct 2015
By: EvelynM
 This month, 12 Week graduate Kate Moriarty guest blogs for us. Here's what she has been doing since completing the 12 Week Certificate course in 2013: Since finishing the 12 week Ballymaloe course in 2013, I have been...
09 Oct 2015
By: EvelynM
Deborah Koons Garcia is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from California whose name is most likely relatively unknown on this side of the Atlantic, but hers is a voice that should be heard loud and clear. Best known for her...

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