Rory O'Connell

Rory O'Connell

How to Cook Well host Rory O'Connell has taught people to cook for more than 30 years. He founded the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister, Darina Allen. In addition to teaching, Rory has worked as a chef in some of the world’s top restaurants, including Chez Nico, Chez Panisse and Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons. Rory served as head chef of Ballymaloe House for 10 years, where he was twice awarded the prestigious title of Ireland’s Chef of the Year. Rory’s first book, Master It, won the Andre Simon Food Book Award in 2013.

In his series, Rory transforms humble ingredients — from mackerel to beetroot — into imaginative and delicious dishes. In each episode, he demonstrates three recipes that incorporate influences from Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and of course, his native Ireland. Rory makes his recipes simple to follow and accessible, with the aim of giving people confidence in the kitchen.

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