- Hardcover: 640 pages
- Publisher: Kyle Cathie; First Edition edition (10 April 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856264106
- ISBN-13: 978-1856264105
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 4.4 x 25.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery Course Hardcover – 10 Apr 2001
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
A sound, basic cookery manual with recipes that titllate and inspire -- Lindsay Bareham, Evening Standard
A truly user-friendly cookery manual... with food that is appetising rather than coldly textbook perfect -- Nigel Slater, Observer Food Monthly
Buy, borrow or beg this book off friends if you can -- Financial Times
It's a modern-day Mrs Beeton -- Independent on Sunday
About the Author
Darina Allen is Ireland's most famous TV cook, having presented nine series of her cookery programme 'Simply Delicious'. She has been chairman of the International Committee of the IACP (International Association of Cooking Professionals) and is the author of over a dozen books. Darina Allen founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork in 1984. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
It says on the front that it's 'the cook's bible' and I'd have to agree. There are 28 index pages altogether, that's an awful lot of recipes! Darina Allen is the mother-in-law of Rachel Allen and the founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork. This cookery book is an updated version that was originally released in 2001 and aims to teach the kinds of recipes that Daria teachers in her school. There are a whopping 24 chapters as well as a comprehensive introduction which includes kitchen safety, store cupboard basics and using the freezer. There is also a conversion chart and a great glossary.
As this is such a huge cookbook there isn't room for a photo per recipe, sometimes there are 5 or 6 recipes per 2 pages as well as variations; but there some lovely photos of how to perform certain tasks just as rolling spring rolls or how to line tartlet cases.
Each chapter starts with some background to the ingredients and how to source the best items you can. The Fish and Seafood chapter for example explains how to buy fresh fish and shellfish, even how to pick up lobsters and crabs so they don't pinch you. She then gives you guidance on how to prepare a whole salmon, how to fillet flat fish or skin Dover Sole. Throughout the book there are master recipes which would give anyone a great range of basic recipes to build on, then there are hundreds of variations and other recipe ideas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is the only cokery book anyone ever needs to own, if you follow the recipie you cant go wrong.Published on 25 Mar. 2013 by jem
This really is the bible of cooking. Simple and easy to understand. forget all those celebrity chefs. Vast amount of recipesPublished on 14 Feb. 2013 by Noel Mc Donagh
This is a must for every domestic cook. An excellent guide with thousands of recipies for every type of occasion.Published on 4 July 2009 by Ann Mcdowell