Day two of Ballymaloe Cookery School and I’ve been tasked to collect blackberries. There among the scraggly remnants, up to my elbows in prickers, I learned a few valuable life lessons.
Its often said that arriving at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland is like stepping into another world. Life on this hundred acre organic farm, set amid the bucolic gently rolling hills of East Cork, is certainly out of the ordinary. I spent a week there in early August and share some of my thoughts and images.