Rachel was brought up in Dublin and at the age of eighteen left to study at the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School. Today, she not only teaches at the school, she also writes regular features for national publications and presents highly acclaimed television programmes, which have been broadcast internationally. Alongside her many bestselling titles, she is also the winner of the 2012 Irish Book Award for Best Non-Fiction for Easy Meals. Rachel lives in Country Cork with her husband Isaac and their three children.
Praise for Rachel Allen:
'A natural TV chef: relaxed, articulate and knowledgeable' Sunday Times
'Food for real people' Irish Examiner
'If you haven't heard of Rachel Allen, you will soon. Ireland's blond and beautiful equivalent of Nigella Lawson...is taking her place on the international culinary scene with her everyday food that focuses on simple suppers and divine puddings.' Daily Mail YOU Magazine
'As wholesome and attractive as its charming author, Home Cooking is well thought out and accessibly written, with the emphasis on relaxed family meals. Ideal for anyone who needs to cook on a regular basis but hasn't much experience.' Sunday Telegraph
'The book I've taken to most this season is by the Irish Nigella, Rachel Allen. Her 'Bake' is simply and engagingly written: one irresistible thing after another.' Evening Standard