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Irish cooking class with a local celebrity chef in Ballina

Irish cooking class with a local celebrity chef in Ballina
Departs From: Westport,

Local Information: Ballina, Co. Mayo

About Irish cooking class with a local celebrity chef in Ballina

  • Irish cooking class with a local celebrity chef in Ballina

Tour Code: 7626P384

Duration: 3 hours

Marjorie is a charming and outgoing Irish woman who loves meeting people and sharing her passion for food. Join your host Marjorie at her small but charming kitchen to learn to cook a traditional Irish meal from recipes out of her own cookbooks, many of which have passed down through generations in her family. Marjorie loves to bake so most of your meal will be straight out of the oven. Enjoy a hands-on Irish cooking class that will last about an hour and a half. Roll up your sleeves and learn to make 2-3 traditional dishes from scratch with fresh ingredients, some that may have even been procured from your Marjorie’s garden. Your baking class will include learning to bake homemade scones, Irish soda bread or a traditional fish pie. Learn from an expert about the tips and techniques involved in home style Irish cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Marjorie.

Meet your host Marjorie at her cozy and comfortable home with fabulous views overlooking the river Moy, the salmon capital of the country. Marjorie grew up in a bed and breakfast that her parents ran and learned about food and hospitality from her parents. Marjorie now runs her own B&B, has written four cookery books, hosts cookery programs on TV and writes for food magazines. To hone her cooking skills, Marjorie continues to attend cooking classes and enjoys recreating friends’ recipes. She loves feeding people and puts a big emphasis on presentation. Experience life in rural Ireland with this wonderful host in her home and B&B in a beautiful village overlooking the river, a paradise for people who like the outdoors.

Learn to bake from this lovely Irish host and then join her at her dining table or outdoor patio (weather permitting) to enjoy a traditional homemade Irish meal and to learn about how the Irish live their lives. Your meal comprises a main course, a side and dessert. Your menu may include dishes such as Irish Guinness stew with seasonal vegetables or a seasonal fish pie with a side of potatoes. Your meal will conclude with a seasonal dessert such as Marjorie’s signature strawberry cheesecake or an apple and blackberry pie followed by an Irish coffee. Marjorie’s daughter Rachel may join whenever she is in town.

Marjorie runs a B&B out of her home so there may be other patrons there but your meal will be a private experience with Marjorie. 

Please note this is not a professional cooking class, rather an opportunity to cook with a local in her home and immerse yourself into the culture and cuisine of Ireland.

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