Printer Friendly

Allen: We cooked to save bacon; COOKERY.

Byline: LYNNE KELLEHER

CELEBRITY chef In its strictest sense, a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking. The first historical personality that fits this description is Martino da Como but in practical terms the term grew in popularity during the 1990s.  Darina Allen has revealed her cookery empire was built out of desperation after the family farm nearly went bust.

The food guru, 58, has opened up about almost losing the family home in Shanagarry, Co Cork, in the latest series of RTE's Ear To The Ground.

She said: "The cooking school A cooking school or culinary school is an institution devoted to education in the art and science of food preparation. It also awards degrees which indicate that a student has undergone a particular curriculum and therefore displays a certain level of competency.  and what we are doing was totally borne out of desperation.

"We went from running a very successful business to nearly losing the roof over our heads and we had four small children.

"We decided maybe we could do a little residential cookery school.

"This was in the 80s in the last recession and things were very bad in Ireland. Everyone was gloomy.

"In a situation like that you have to swallow your pride and just get on with it."

Ear To The Ground is on RTE (1) See runtime engine.

(2) (Real-Time Executive) The operating system used in the HP 1000 series. See HP 1000.
 One, Thursday, at 7pm.

CAPTION(S):

ADAPTABLE Darina Allen
COPYRIGHT 2009 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2009
Words:152
Previous Article:Cole's joy as debut single No1; POP.
Next Article:Who'll reign for Spain? COMIC KARL ON HUNT FOR IRELAND'S NUMBER 1 HEAVY METAL TRIBUTE BAND.
Topics:


Related Articles
TV Ireland: COOKERY; RACHEL'S FAVOURITE FOOD FOR FRIENDS RTE1, 7pm.
Youngsters tuck in after cookery fun; COURSE: Talented children learn 'life skill'.
'If you're a single man, learning to cook can do wonders for pulling power' EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE: CHEF RACHEL ON KITCHEN COOL.
DELIA DANGER; Health watchdogs warn her salty kitchen cheat recipes are bad for you.
Cookery courses.
Cooking up a storm in bygone era; MEDIAEVAL COOKERY - SIMON SMITH AND PROF ROLAND ROTHERHAM Lichfield Garrick Studio REVIEWS.
vital: SAINT OR SINNER; XMAS TURKEY MEAL.
Celebrity chefs slammed for cooking up 'fat-filled' recipes.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters