Darina Allen to cook at the Organic Centre

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Darina Allen cooks at The Organic Centre, Rossinver, on Sunday, June 28 to raise funds for the Centre’s refurbishment.

COOKERY: Darina Allen will be giving a cookery demonstration at the Organic Centre.
COOKERY: Darina Allen will be giving a cookery demonstration at the Organic Centre.

Celebrated chef, food writer, TV personality and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Darina will give a cooking demonstration at The Organic Centre as part of their 20th Anniversary programme.

“Darina was one of our first Board members and greatly helped to raise the profile of an audacious project in North Leitrim in the mid-nineties, which became The Organic Centre,” said Hans Weiland, one of the centre’s founders.

“Throughout the last 20 years she has remained a patron and great supporter of our work. On the 28th of June she will entertain you with a cooking demonstration using vegetables from our organic gardens and polytunnels in her own inimitable way.”

Darina said she has become “increasingly convinced of the necessity to grow some of our own food”. To this end, she said, she has been “so proud to have been a patron of The Organic Centre since the outset”.

“Its contribution to horticulture and food education in this country has been immeasurable.

They deserve our continuing support.”

The cooking demonstration at 2pm will be followed by questions and answers.

Tickets, priced at €25, are available from the Organic Centre shop, online at www.theorganiccentre.ie or over the phone at 071-9854338.

There will also be a free guided Food Adventures tour given by Hans Wieland at 12noon incorporating displays of unusual vegetables, over 30 different types of tomatoes and the new herb dome and herb nursery.

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