Hawk Walk: Experiencing the art of falconry first hand

The art of falconry involves the use of trained “birds of prey” to hunt or pursue game for people. Falconry has been practiced in Ireland for centuries (dating back to 3000 BC, according to some accounts) and has a long social and historic background. It became known as the “Sport of Kings” in medieval times, and […]

A visit to Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland

We enjoyed a visit to the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork on Saturday during a family vacation in Ireland. Ballymaloe is one of the world’s most prestigious cookery schools, and the only one situated on its own 100 acre organic farm. Darina Allen established the school in 1983 with her brother Rory O’Connell. Think […]

A visit to the English Market in Cork

When we were growing up, we enjoyed visiting the Grand Central Market and Farmers Market in Los Angeles. It was a bustling scene, with food vendors, produce markets, florists and sit-down restaurants. Later, we enjoyed visits to Harrod’s Food Hall in London, the Bon Marche in Paris and the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. This week […]