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If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs.

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Myrtle Allen


Born in Cork in 1924, Myrtle Allen is an Irish Michelin-star-winning chef. Together with her husband, Ivan, she bought Ballymaloe House in 1947. Her pioneering work there created the road map for Ireland's current status as a force to be reckoned with on the global culinary scene, and the name Ballymaloe has become synonymous with great Irish cooking.