The doyenne of Irish Food, Darina Allen owns and runs the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co Cork. Darina is a well-known cookbook author and television presenter. She writes weekly for the Irish Examiner and other occasional pieces as well as the leader of the East Cork Slow Food Convivium. Darina set up the first Farmers Market in Ireland on the Coal Quay in Cork in 1996, and has been a key activist in promoting organics, sustainable production and zero waste in the kitchen.
Darina will chat with the Smokin’ Butcher, Hugh Maguire, about some of the lost skills in Irish cooking. She will make a fresh black pudding with Hugh and this event will be followed by the Launch of the National Black Pudding Day.