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Declan Ryan was well known some years ago as a chef/restaurateur. Nowadays, he's famous for his wonderful range of breads, produced from a small bakery just outside Cork city. The breads include some traditional Irish soda breads as well as wholemeal, white and rye sourdough, and white, wholemeal and spelt yeast breads.Once you taste any of the breads, it's easy to understand their popularity, as they are fresh and wholesome as well as being very high quality


Declan Ryan is good for the public culture in a simple, elegant way: he makes it better.



Welcome to the Real Bread CampaignFighting for better bread in Europe Real Bread is that made without the use of processing aids or any other artificial additives.


Don't forget to check the flour you use to make sure none get into your dough that way...





For some great recipes to use with our bread


Artisan baker Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread, and winner of the first Michelin star in Ireland, talks to Caroline Hennessy for about the resurgence of interest in good quality bread and his grandmother’s recipe for brown soda bread. First published in 2009.



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Billy Lyons loves Cork


Billy writes about local producers, eateries. His pen is never still, he takes his love of food on holidays and tells us about the amazing places he's been.


He recently won "The Pride of Ireland" Award for highlighting the work of local artisans, markets and restaurants.


Billy is Great For Cork



Cooking Is Fun!


There are so many things to tell you about Ballymaloe Cookery School it is difficult to know where to start. We've been running classes here since 1983.

Unlike any other cookery school in the world we are located in the middle of a 100-acre, organic farm of which ten acres are devoted to organic market gardens, orchards and greenhouses.

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Many young bakers have taken up the 'real bread' challenge recently, but Declan Ryan was a decade ahead of the current trend and there is still nobody to beat the Arbutus team.



A food blog from Emma Kenneally which includes a diary of her time at our bakery course.



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