Rachel Allen was brought up in Dublin and left home at eighteen to study at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. Rachel is now a busy TV chef, author, journalist and mother. Rachel still teaches at Ballymaloe and lives in her seaside home in County Cork with her husband Isaac, sons Luka and Joshua and their dog Buddy.
Rachel is the author of four bestselling cookery books, which include Rachel’s Favourite Food at Home and Rachel’s Food for Living. Her extremely popular television series for RTE and the BBC have been broadcast internationally and she frequently appears on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Her charming manner and effortless style make her a delight to watch.
Rachel’s style of cooking is above all practical – simple but delicious food, ideal for family and friends. Her influences are both regional and global. Rachel has hosted the Ballymaloe Cookery School at Taste of Dublin for a number of years with her mother in law Darina Allen and this year she made a very popular appearance in the Chef Demo Theatre.