So many of our happiest childhood memories are connected to food. Picnics by the sea, afternoon tea with Granny, Mammy’s lamb stew, or treacle pudding around the kitchen table. How many times have I heard, “I remember Aunt Margie used to make a wonderful apple pie. I wish I’d asked her for the recipe.” So don’t leave it until it’s too late.–Darina Allen, Forgotten Skills of Cooking
Darina Allen is the owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland. In addition to being a teacher, food writer, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and television presenter she is a leader in Ireland’s Slow Food movement. Allen is a founder of the first Farmers Markets in Ireland, and her school is run on an organic farm.