Myrtle Allen obituary

Restaurateur and writer who created a new Irish cuisine rooted in the farm-to-table concept

Myrtle Allen, who has died aged 94, is widely credited with having established a new, modern era in Irish food and raised its international profile.

In 1964 she placed a notice on her gate, inviting people to dine in her rural home, Ballymaloe House, near Shanagarry in County Cork. Customers arrived each night in her blue dining room, called the Yeats Room after her husband’s collection of Jack Yeats paintings.

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Source: theguardian
Myrtle Allen obituary