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Digital Subscriptions > Delicious Magazine > February 2019 > A SLICE OF MY LIFE Rachel Allen


The Irish food writer, baker and presenter talks about her passion for simple food and the pioneering cooks who inspired her career


When we were growing up, my sister, who’s four years older than me, used to pretend she was a cook on television – I was always the sous chef!


I was lucky to grow up in a family in which everything was homemade. Mum could make a fantastic meal out of anything in the fridge. My memories are of stews, soups and cassoulet. We had an Aga, and if Mum was out at work there would be a note on the table saying: „Supper is ready on the bottom shelf.”

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Happiness is… the keep-you-warm February issue of delicious. magazine: try Dan Doherty’s home cooking (spicy beef stew with cheddar scone topping, mmm), childhood favourites reinvented by Georgina Hayden and a Chinese New Year feast from Ching-He Huang. Share the love with our Valentine’s Day ideas and spice up your life with Judy Joo’s KFC (Korean Fried Chicken, that is) and Chetna Makan’s healthy Indian suppers. Our expert cooks’ tips will have you cooking like a pro, ready to tackle an Italian-style pork roast, foolproof cheese soufflé or Richard Bertinet’s flaky kouign amann. It’s easy when we show you how.