The Food & Cooking of Ireland

The Food & Cooking of Ireland

by Biddy White Lennon, Georgina Campbell
     
 

The Irish are renowned for their love of good wholesome food and their enjoyment of eating, drinking and socializing. This superb volume, beautifully photographed, is the definitive guide to Irish food and cooking, bringing together the rich and varied ingredients, culinary customs and traditional recipes of the Emerald Isle.

The book opens with an evocative

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The Irish are renowned for their love of good wholesome food and their enjoyment of eating, drinking and socializing. This superb volume, beautifully photographed, is the definitive guide to Irish food and cooking, bringing together the rich and varied ingredients, culinary customs and traditional recipes of the Emerald Isle.

The book opens with an evocative introduction to the history of Irish food and cooking and how the landscape and various events have shaped Irish cuisine, from the time of the first farmers to the resurgence of the many artisan food producers today. A comprehensive guide to the Irish kitchen then looks at the culinary specialties, including dairy products, breads and drinks, which are exported all over the world.

An inspired collection of over 150 authentic step-by-step dishes captures the heart and soul of Irish cooking. The recipe sections feature the full range of ingredients from meat, poultry and game to fish and vegetables, together with chapters on the Irish breakfast, soups, first courses, desserts, breads, cakes and bakes, preserves, and drinks.

Dishes include all the classics from smoked salmon with warm potato cakes, Dublin Bay prawns in garlic butter, Irish stew, Michaelmas goose with apple stuffing, and beef and Guinness casserole, to brown bread ice cream, soda bread, and rich and fruity porter cake. The book also features more adventurous regional classics, like brotchán foltchep (leek and oatmeal soup), roast loin of boar with poitín-soaked prunes, Dingle pies, and fraughan mousse.

For anyone who wants to understand the mysteries of this ancient culture and its cooking, and who wants to visit the island through its recipes, and experience the rugged, beautiful and verdant landscape through its robust dishes and intriguing, earthy flavors, this is the perfect book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435145375
Publisher:
Hermes House
Publication date:
03/30/2013
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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