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Cook Eat Nourish Podcast

Mar 18, 2020

Ireland’s best-known cook and best-selling author who has presented nine series of her cookery programme Simply Delicious, Darina Allen joins me today.

I am privileged to interview Darina Allen, founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, East Cork.  I enjoyed every minute of my stay at Ballymaloe Cookery School back in 1997 and had a great relationship with her, returning for this interview in 2020.

"PROMISE LESS AND GIVE MORE" This is a common theme throughout our chat and something that really resonates with me.

Darina gives lots of tips, to improve the health of the nation as well as talking about some of her fabulous achievements.

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ABOUT THE HOST - Fiona Staunton

Fiona Staunton is a Ballymaloe trained Chef and has a Degree in Education from Trinity. Having worked as a chef at Ballymaloe House, she started her own successful catering business in Dublin in the late 1990s, catering for Private and Corporate functions.  

Fiona’s Food For Life' launched 2017 with the slogan ‘Cook, Eat, Nourish’. Fiona launched a series of in-person and virtual demonstrations, she makes cooking good food uncomplicated. More details on the website


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