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Taste of Dublin is thrilled that Rachel is returning the festival this June. The ever popular chef will be joining us at on Saturday 18th June. You'll find her cooking up a storm at the Electrolux Taste Theatre. 

Rachel Allen was brought up in Dublin and left home at 18 to study at the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School where she still teaches, as well as being a busy TV chef, author, journalist, and mother.

Rachel’s style of cooking is above all practical - simple but delicious food, ideal for family and friends. Her influences are both regional and global. The BBC described her as an "Irish cooking queen" and Good Food Magazine believe she "has put Irish cooking on the map in recent years”.


Rachel’s international reputation ensures a busy schedule, with event appearances including Taste of Dublin 2016.

Rachel is the author of 11 bestselling cookery books, and on the way to selling two million copies worldwide, with the latest title Coast: Recipes from Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way published by Harper Collins in September 2015.

She has written for numerous publications, including three years on Irish lifestyle magazine ‘Image’, and a current weekly column for The Irish Mail On Sunday Magazine, as well as being a regular contributor to Olive, Delicious, and BBC Good Food Magazine, among others.