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Foodies get their fill at packed lit fest

The weather gods smiled down on the third Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine, as 8,000-plus visitors from more than 30 countries streamed through the gates of Ballymaloe House, in East Cork, over the weekend to watch Irish and international stars of food and wine strut their culinary stuff.

Tableland exhibition

Tableland and exhibition of paintings by Nicky Kruseman and Jacqueline O'Driscoll
 
In the Carrigann Room, The Grainstore at Ballymaloe House, Co.Cork. 
 
15 May to 17 May. 
 
The Exhibition will be opened by Rory O'Connell on Wednesday 13 May at 6pm - 8om. 
 

Conde Nast Travellers list of 'Best Festivals around the World'

Congratulations to our Litfest team...  all the hard work has been internationally celebrated yet again as the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine has been included on Conde Nast Travellers list of 'Best Festivals around the World'.. great praise indeed.
 
The Article says: 
 
IRELAND
Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine | 15-17 May 2015

Wine & Dink Events at Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

We are looking forward to the upcoming Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine taking here at Ballymaloe 15th - 17th May 2015 with talks & tastings by wine & drinks experts on wine, craft beer, craft cider, gin, whiskey, rum, cocktails and much more.
 
We look forward to welcoming wine & drinks experts from Ireland and overseas including:
 
Jancis Robinson MW, one of the 'most respected wine writers in the world'

"The Ultimate Foodie Fest" - Food & Wine Magazine

Food & Wine magazine describe The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Food & Wine festival as The Ultimate Foodie Fest in their May 2015 issue.  
 
An article packed with a tempting taste of what is to be expected this year. Food & Wine editor Miriam Atkins and Christine Muhlke, Executive Editor of Bon Appetit will be in discussion with Nicholas Lander to talk abou their industry in The Carrigaun Room at Ballymaloe House during the Litfest.  
 

Give Peas A Chance

Ballymaloe staff are delighted to support Myrtle Allen's grandson Cullys 'GivePeasAChance' initiative.
 
Cully & Sully know that for good food, you need great ingredients.  Fresh is best when it comes to food.  You can’t get fresher than growing your own.. and it’s easy, even at work.. in fact it’s EasyPEAsy!
 

Chocolate Roulade with Chantilly Cream

This coeliac friendly dessert is very rich but loved by all.
 
Preheat oven to 180C.
 
Line the tin with non stick baking paper.
 
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until a pale thick mousse forms.
 
Melt the Chocolate with the water.
 
Whisk the egg whites.
 
Fold the egg mousse into the melted chocolate in 3 stages. Then fold in the egg white.
 

The family behind Ireland's Artisanal-food Resaissance

David Prior, ex-Chez Panisse, travel eater / writer wrote this article about Mrs Allen and Ballymaloe for the Wall Street Journal Magazine. 
 
In an extract he quotes Mrs Allen as saying “Serving guests simple Irish food made with our farm’s produce in my home seemed logical,” but David goes on to write.. but at the time it was radical. 
 
In an era when Irish cuisine was considered at best a synonym for bland and at worst an oxymoron, Allen’s kitchen smashed stereotypes.  
 

A Cracking Easter Break at Ballymaloe House

Hopping mad special offers @ Ballymaloe House this Easter.

Including traditional Easter afternoon tea in the Ballymaloe conservatory, five course dinner, full Irish Breakfast every morning and Children’s Easter Egg hunt & activities.

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