Ballymaloe Day 23: “Bred to be grass fed”

Alfred was settling into his new surroundings. The kitchen was warm, and more often than not there was plenty of activity going on to keep him entertained – even if life in a jar wasn’t his preferred option… Today Sophie and I collected our sourdough starter from Tim Allen, and like most starters that have…

Ballymaloe Day 8: Chicken you believe it?

As Darina dropped the seasoning into the avocado, she exclaimed an amusing “oh crikey!” Turns out she had added sugar instead of salt to her dish and quickly lashed on the Maldron sea salt. It’s funny that sometimes you forget that these things happen even to the most experienced of cooks. My order of work…