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First day of my twelve weeks at Ballymaloe! However, they are easing us into things because we don’t have to wear our chefs’ whites or do any cooking. All that fun starts tomorrow. Today, we tour the grounds with Darina Allen, our headmistress of sorts and an Irish cooking icon.


I walk by these roosters (and their friends) every morning, curing my fear of birds, step by step… When you get more close-up shots, you’ll know I’m getting better…

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