Fife date announced for Darina Allen as part of Foraging Fortnight

Tue 3 Mar 20

Foraging Fortnight has announced that Darina Allen, one of Ireland’s top chefs and best-selling author will be headlining the two-week festival 2 - 17 May in Fife, Forth Valley and Lomond, Lanarkshire and Moray. This includes an evening in Fife on Tuesday 5th May at Ovenstone near Anstruther. 

The event will immerse visitors in Darina’s experiences with wild food. Darina will share over 40 years of knowledge on foraging in the fields, woods, hedgerows and parks at Ballymaloe and describe their rich and delicious natural bounty.  The event is free to attend but booking is strongly recommended. Tickets can be booked here

Darina Allen is Ireland’s most famous food writer and broadcasters. She established Ballymaloe Cookery School on a 100-acre organic farm close to the sea in East Cork, Ireland in 1983 with her brother. She has presented nine series of the television programme ‘Simply Delicious’ as well as written over 10 books.  She has won many awards and one of Ireland’s leading food campaigners. Darina has been instrumental in setting up the Farmers’ Market Movement in Ireland. Slow Food is a passion for her, and she is the President of East Cork Convivium of Slow Food. 

Foraging Fortnight takes place across the Fife, Forth Valley and Lomond, Lanarkshire and Moray from 2-17 May, and in Orkney in the autumn, from 29 August to 13 September. The Orkney events* will run in collaboration with Orkney International Science Festival, providing with it a rich mix of talks, outings and activities.

All Foraging Fortnight events encourage adherence to Scotland’s Outdoor Access Code and organisers have put together foraging guidelines to ensure that those taking part are doing so in a safe and responsible way.

The full programme across the five regions will be announced in early March, with fuller information on

Darina Allen- Credit Bally Maloe Cookery School

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