Darina Allen tells us how she made it to the top: listen here

This week, we’re celebrating all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day. I toasted the patron saint with Ballymaloe Cookery School of the Ballymaloe Cookery School.


Darina Allen tells us how she made it to the top: listen here

At a special – and rather noisy – dinner at Selfridges, we celebrated the female producers who’ve played such a huge role in putting Irish food on the map.

We discuss how and why Darina got into cooking. From a teacher telling her that she’d never be able to use cooking in a career to meeting her future husband… who just so happened to be her boss’s son.

Darina tells me how she came to be known as we know her; the queen of Irish cooking. Listen here.

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