Comments:†This book is as good as cookbooks get.
We are embarrassed that we let it languish on the review table, thinking it was just a big Irish cookbook. It is a cooking school in a book a comprehensive cookbook of global stature (including worldwide recipes), teaching important techniques, informing about a host of ingredients, and counseling (but not preaching) on freshness, seasonality, quality, and nutrition. Allenís book is also charming and
Some recipes or explanations might be ever so slightly out of range of novice cooks, but for anyone else, it includes recipes and information that will make anyone a better cook. If thereís anything to quibble with, itís that the text is a little small, but we recognize that if it were any larger, the added pages would
make the book impossible to lift. There are relatively few photos, but theyíre stunning, and a few make you want to hop the next jet to Ireland.
Darina Allenís Ballymaloe Cooking School Cookbook is on par with Julia Childís The Way to Cook (and that is a statement we do not make
lightly and have not made about another book) only it has many more recipes.