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It's not as easy as it sounds to give visitors 'a real taste of our Irish produce' - but Darina has the answer to this common problem
This month Darina introduces Felicity Cloake’s unusual book, The A-Z of Eating. A for almond, B for blue cheese, C for caramel, D for dumplings, E for eggs, F for fat and so on. The chapters of Felicity Cloake's book, The A-Z of Eating are all themed around Felicity's favourite ingredients.
This month Darina recounts a Co Cork food tour undertaken with a group of international students who are attending a Gastro Boot Camp at Ballymaloe Cookery School this summer
Well, the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine is over for another year - it was great put my feet up for the first time in several days. It was quite an event with thousands of people converging on East Cork for the weekend.
Things are really hotting up here at Litfest HQ, plans are romping ahead and bookings are pouring in for events at this year’s Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine which Condé Nast Traveller has described as one of the top 10 'Best Festivals in the World'. more...
This month Darina talks about this year's Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lifest LitFest (20-22 May 2016)
This month Darina revels in the traditional food that the spring always reminds us of, thanks partly to the focus of St Patrick’s Day, and enjoys a new book written by an American city girl who took to life in rural Ireland like a duck to water - and wasted no time in becoming a household name …
This month Darina shares her coveted London List!
Once more on the war path to get us to take back control of what we eat, Darina recalls George Orwell’s prophetic words in 'The Road to Wigan Pier' (1937), "... we may find in the long run that tinned /processed food is a deadlier weapon than the machine gun".
This month Darina talks about one of the hottest 'new' trends in food for the past few years - fermenting. And - as it is also one of the healthiest trends, and can help us all to take back power over our food choices - it's a great topic for the New Year
This month Darina celebrates not only Christmas but also the game season - and wider retail availability of game in Ireland - with an introduction to her favourite new book on game, which would make a great Christmas present for an adventurous cook.