We are delighted to announce that "Master It!" by Rory O'Connell has been named in the top food books of the year in the Guardian Newspaper.Rory O'Connell co-founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School back in 1983 with his sister Darina Allen. Although he only released "Master It" this year, Rory’s name will be familiar to anyone who has been to the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Head chef of Ballymaloe House for ten years, he was twice awarded the prestigious title of Ireland’s Chef of the Year.The antidote to ‘just chuck it in’ cooking, Master It is a personal lesson from one of our finest cookery teachers.Nowadays we seem to know a lot about food, but much less about actual cooking. In Master It, Rory O’Connell will teach you simple but essential skills to make you a truly good cook. At the heart of his approach are good ingredients, carefully prepared, and used in recipes that are tried, tested, carefully measured, and full of the essential tips and details that will make your dishes a success.You can buy a signed copy of Master it on the Ballymaloe Cookery School web shop.