Pre-panic: More preparation underway for Ballymaloe Cookery School

It’s been a crazy few days, so I apologise for the lack of updates on site.

I’m currently doing mountains of research for Ballymaloe and trying to do some extra studying. I have this intense fear that I’m going to make an arse of myself during the first week of the course so I’m desperately trying to do some more practical work (why do I own so many cookery books?!).

Aside for experimenting in the kitchen, I’m reading a lot of blogs from past students and overall it all sounds very intense (but awesome). Some of the blogs are incredibly detailed and give some fantastic lowdowns, including forkandfizz, The Seasonal Kitchen ad Borrowed Salt.

I’m actually getting more nervous by the day and despite the school exam element to it – about 3 hours practical, with 6 hours written, mid-terms and wine exams – I’m looking forward to pushing myself and soaking it up (plus, people who know me, know that I’m most at ease at home in Kerry in my wellies, so this should be very enriching!).

It’s a strange feeling but there’s no way in hell that I’m backing out now.

Hopefully will get back to updating things soon. If you did do the course, I’d love to hear from you! And if you’re heading along this year I’d also love to get in touch with you.

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3 thoughts on “Pre-panic: More preparation underway for Ballymaloe Cookery School”

  1. Hi Una! Thanks for the shout-out on my Ballymaloe blog, forkandfizz! I just came across your blog and Twitter account, so hope you don’t mind if I relive my time there vicariously through you! You will have a wonderful time there – it was one of the best experiences of my life. Oh, and a good friend of mine, Joanna Bourke, is doing the course right now as well. I saw some pics on her blog of the two of you watching the big match at The Goalpost Pub. All the best to you and your culinary adventures! 🙂

    1. Hiya Lisa! Absolutely loved reading your blog – so detailed! Myself and Joanna had a great time at the weekend. So far so good, the course can be pretty intense 🙂

  2. Hi Una! Thanks for the shout-out on my Ballymaloe blog, forkandfizz! I just came across your blog and Twitter account, so hope you don’t mind if I relive my time there vicariously through you! You will have a wonderful time there – it was one of the best experiences of my life. Oh, and a good friend of mine, Joanna Bourke, is doing the course right now as well. I saw some pics on her blog of the two of you watching last weekend’s big match at The Goalpost Pub. All the best to you and your culinary adventures! 🙂

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