Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ballymaloe and Patatas (well, what else?!)

Three weeks ago I volunteered at the first Ballymaloe food festival, which took place just outside Cork in Ireland. It was a delight: I saw good friends,  watched many an idol (Claudia Roden, Jancis Robinson, Rory O’Connell), found ingredients that I have never seen … Continue reading

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In praise of craft…the joys of baking with a master

Yesterday I took my godson/nephew Matt for his long-overdue, ‘well-done-on-your-exam-results’ present: a class on bread-making at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School. Bread, or rather the baking of it, has become a bit of an obsession of mine and, having met Richard Bertinet at Port … Continue reading

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