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Ireland Chef Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House has died aged 94

14:05  13 june  2018
14:05  13 june  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Ballymaloe House is still run by the Allen family. Myrtle Allen 's philosophy for using natural ingredients from the farm and local area continues to earn Ballymaloe House and related Ballymaloe businesses world recognition as the best places for food in Ireland.

a man smiling for the camera © Gareth Chaney Photocall Ireland! MYRTLE ALLEN OF Ballymaloe House, and mother-in-law of famous Irish food writer Darina Allen, has died aged 94.

The Cork-born Michelin star-winning chef died in hospital surrounded by her family, according to Ballymaloe House.

Her husband Ivan had predeceased her in 1998.

Myrtle was a hugely influential part of Ireland’s food scene, being behind the Ballymaloe Cookery School as well as a talented chef and food writer. She was the first Irish woman to be awarded the coveted Michelin star. 

Ballymaloe House is based in Shanagarry and run by the Allen family, who have looked after the food and hospitality at the home since 1964.

Allen’s daughter-in-law Darina Allen herself has had a long career in food writing and hospitality in Ireland.

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