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Foster and Allen

Following on from the success of their No. 1 TV Show on TG4, Foster and Allen embark on an Irish Summer Tour which concludes in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Sunday 14 September.

Mick Foster and Tony Allen continue to scale new heights after almost four decades in the music business. Their new 13-week series, The Foster and Allen Show, is currently airing on TG4 on Sunday nights.

Jimmy MacCarthy

One of Ireland's foremost songwriters, Jimmy MacCarthy, brings his ‘Prophecy/Conspiracy?' tour to the Grainstore on Sunday 24 August.

The Macroom native has written classics of the Irish folk and contemporary repertoire including No Frontiers, Missing You, Ride On ,Katie, The Bright Blue Rose, The Contender, Mystic Lipstick, Song of the Singing Horseman, and many more.

Jimmy has worked with major Irish artists such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlin and Maura O’Connell and has released four albums of his own.

Yoghurt and Cardamom Cream with Sugared Strawberries

Put the milk, sugar and cream into a stainless steel saucepan with the ground cardamom, stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch. Remove from the heat and leave to sit to infuse while you dissolve the gelatine. Sponge the gelatine in a small bowl with 4 tablespoons (4 American tablespoons + 4 teaspoons) of cold water. Put the bowl into a saucepan of simmering water until the gelatine has melted and is completely clear. Add a little of the infused milk mixture and stir well and then mix this into the rest.

Green Gooseberries

Spring brought with it more fruit blossoms than any pastry chef could ever wish for. Anticipating the first Summer harvest always generates excitement in the Ballymaloe kitchen. Apart from a scant number of strawberries, the first substantial crop always comes from the green gooseberries bushes. The first small green gooseberries always have the most intense flavour. Biting into a raw berrie shocks the pallet into summer mode! Once picked the berries must be “topped and tailed”. A pleasant job for those that have time to sit in the sun.

Learn to Make Bread with JR

Step into the kitchen and roll up your sleeves, you can learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking!

Bread baking takes place at 7am each morning. Join our pastry chefs JR and Anne as they bake the bread and scones for each day at Ballymaloe.

The bread baking is €25 per person and lasts approximately one hour. Guests experience the real working kitchen and can take their very own loaf of Irish soda bread home with them.

Krug Champagne tasting with Nicole Burke, Krug USA brand ambassador

Krug Champagne tasting with Nicole Burke, Krug USA brand ambassador

Advance bookings essential. Further details to follow, please contact colm@ballymaloe.ie for further details and bookings.

Thursday 24th July, 7pm, 2014, at Ballymaloe Cookery School

Rachel Allen visits India with GOAL

Celebrity chef, Rachel Allen is travelling to India for the first time this week (Monday, June 16th to Saturday, June 21st) to help aid agency, GOAL shine a light on the plight of some of the people that the organisation is working with across Kolkata.

Screening of Driving Miss Daisy the play

Starring Angela Lansbury and James Earle Jones

Followed by a Q&A with Miss Lansbury

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A LIVE EVENT. BOTH THE PLAY AND Q&A WERE PRE-RECORDED AND WILL BE SHOWN ON A SCREEN IN THE GRAINSTORE. MISS LANSBURY WILL NOT BE PRESENT ON THE NIGHT

Ballymaloe Grainstore is delighted to announce a special event screening of Driving Miss Daisy: The Play, starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, followed by a question and answer session with Miss Lansbury.

Brian Deady

Brian Deady rocked The Big Shed at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival Food and Wine. Now he returns for a night of danceable summery soul and doo wop music in the Grainstore.

"Deady is becoming our No. 1 favourite act in Ireland " - Nile Rodgers

"Deep raw soul that never goes out of fashion" - The Irish Times

“Album pick of the Month” – KCRW, Los Angeles

Brendan Grace

Amazing Grace is a phrase often applied to Brendan Grace and is very true indeed. The genial and much loved family comedian is celebrating 42 years in comedy and is now more popular than at any time in his career to date. And what an illustrious career it has been!

Forty years ago when the 20-year-old Dubliner set off on his solo career, he could never have envisaged the life that lay ahead. Just two years later, he recordeed a Geordie song called Cushy Butterfield which sailed to Number 1 in the Irish charts, and the rest is history.

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