Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Week 12: Tuesday


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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  1. scotsaute says:

    Caroline,best of luck with your exam, hope it all goes well. What you doing for the main?

  2. Caroline says:

    It’s really simple: Duck Legs with Thyme and Onions. Had a practice run at home last night – the Husband was thrilled to actually get dinner made for him for once! What did you cook for your final exam?

  3. Jen says:

    Best of luck in the final exams. Have really enjoyed reading about your experiences on the course.

  4. Hope the exam went ok Caroline!! Best of luck with the new job, what will you be doing??

  5. scotsaute says:

    The duck legs sound lovely. How long did you have to cook the duck leg to be tender?My exam meal was a bit of a play on words. I called it an ‘offal dinner!’ Bada bing! Starter of a warm chicken liver salad, mains of an oxtail stew with colcannon and I finished off with a ‘sweet bread’ and butter pudding (made with brioche, sweet bread, get it :-).I took advantage of the cook ahead rule and made the stew the night before, stew is always better the after a days rest. While browning my oxtail I was able to also put together my brioche bread and butter puddings. So on the day I only had to make my bread, sauté my livers and make my Colcannon, sweet!!!Got my fingers crossed for you. Best of luck.

  6. abulafia says:

    Amazing. What a fantastic journey. Both deeply envious and admiring of your achievement.

  7. Sarah says:

    Hi Caroline, best of luck on your last day…. Enjoy every minute of it… Sarah

  8. Caroline says:

    That offal dinner sounds great – good use of cook ahead time too. Not too impressed with my final meal but at least it’s all done now! Got to run – more last minute cramming to be done, but there’s the last lunch first.

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