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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.
This month Darina talks about an important topic that's on every parent's mind at the beginning of a new school year - school lunches
This month Darina considers something that many of us are likely to be thinking about at this time of year - Family Reunions. Nowadays, in our crazily busy lives, years can flash by in a hectic blur. Suddenly we realise that we haven’t seen or sometimes heard from favourite cousins or even aunts and uncles for years.