Darina Allen is Ireland’s best-known chef and culinary ambassador. She’s the founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, now the countries longest running cooking school and a globally- renowned institution that has hosted and taught some of the world’s greatest chefs (including Marcella Hazan, Alice Waters, and Madhur Jaffrey.) In addition, she hosted a cooking Television program Simply Delicious for nine seasons, which is credited with teaching generations of Irish how to cook and earned her comparisons to Julia Child; she has also written a column for the Irish Examiner since 1998. Allen is a champion of locally grown, organic produce, and is responsible for starting Ireland’s first farmer’s market. Against all odds – Darina was able to follow her food dreams. This was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.