Thursday January 23, 2020

Land of milk and honey: Clodagh McKenna

Chef Clodagh McKenna has a new mission: to convince Irish people to celebrate our dairy produce and consume it as health food. Here, she talks to Jessie Collins about food for life, her mentor Myrtle Allen and working to a schedule

5th August, 2018
Clodagh McKenna is taking a more balanced approach to life Pic: Dora Kazmierak

Clodagh McKenna has just had her first holiday in five years. It is part of an increasingly balanced approach to her work that she says has particularly taken hold since she entered her fifth decade (she’s now 43). “I definitely don’t work 24-7 any more,” she tells me on the phone from her home in London, where she has been based since 2015.

“When you hit your 40s you find that...

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