REGISTER

MY ACCOUNT

HELP

CART

Gill Books - Reading Matters
HOME
BOOKSHOP
BLOG
Featured Authors
Myrtle Allen

Myrtle Allen was born in Cork in 1924. She and her husband Ivan bought Ballymaloe in 1948, and there she began her varied life of farmer’s wife, mother, writer, hotelier, hostess, teacher and of course, chef.


With Ballymaloe, Myrtle had access to the most fantastic farm and glasshouse produce and Ivan was a gourmet, always guiding her in how food should be cooked. Their table was loaded with fine food. So in 1964 when the children were beginning to grow up, Myrtle decided to open the house as a restaurant. She cooked, whilst Ivan kept an eye on the business. Myrtle still works around the house; sadly her husband passed away in 1998.


Myrtle has six children, 22 grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

The Ballymaloe Cookbook
By Myrtle Allen
€27.99
RELATED ARTICLES
Allen, Myrtle
Food Philosophy in Chapter One
Yotam Ottolenghi: "Myrtle Allen's pioneering spirit changed the face of Irish cuisine"

AUTUMN-WINTER 2017 CATALOGUE OF NEW BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!

A BOOK FOR EVERYONE

LATEST BLOG POST

The inaugural National Pox Awareness Week is taking place from 22nd – 28th October 2017. The week is being held in response to a huge growth in reports of poxes in Irish society. Recent studies show that 1 in 3 Irish people encounter poxes and ... Read More >

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER


© 2017 M.H. Gill & Co. Unlimited Company