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Darina Allen

Darina Allen is Ireland’s most famous cook and owns the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co Cork, which runs courses all year round and is in the midst of an organic farm. Darina is a passionate and committed teacher and helped set up the Farmers Market movement in Ireland. She is a Trustee of the Irish Organic Centre, a Patron of Irish Seed Savers, a member of the European Association of Chefs and the Guild of Food Writers in both the UK and Ireland, and a Councillor in the Slow Food Movement.