Rachel Allen 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, presents highly acclaimed television programmes which have been broadcast internationally. She is the winner of the 2012 Irish Book Award for Best Non-Fiction for Easy Meals.
Praise for Rachel Allen: `... the Irish Nigella... Bake is simply and engagingly written: one irresistible thing after another' Evening Standard `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