Myrtle Allen’s genius was simplicity itself

Myrtle Allen’s genius was simplicity itself
Myrtle Allen: stuck to the principles of simplicity and seasonality in cooking Pic: Fran Veale

The legendary founder of Ballymaloe House, who died last week, shunned the noise that surrounds too many of today’s chefs, understanding that integrity and respect for your ingredients will always win out over fads, writes Gillian Nelis

‘Look around and see what the products of the area around you are, and then think about menus. Don’t do it the other way around.”

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