The Irish Heritage Cookbookby Margaret Johnson, Chronicle Books
Roughly 44 million Americans of Irish descent, though understandably proud of their heritage, have grown up with a shocking degree of cultural deprivation with regard to the culinary traditions of their ancestors. For most, Irish cuisine means potatoes, corned beef, and cabbage. Now at last, The Irish Heritage Cookbook will set the record straight. Margaret Johnson offers a much-needed fresh perspective on what Irish cooking is all about. She tells stories about the foods of Erin and how these dishes were reinvented by Irish emigrants and their offspring, evolving to include new ingredients and to suit modern circumstances and tastes. Offering a bountiful collection of both traditional recipes and contemporary innovations from a host of chefs and cooks in the Old Country and the New, The Irish Heritage Cookbook affirms at last the place of Irish cooking among the great cuisines of the worldand one to be enjoyed by all who love Ireland.
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Meet the Author
Margaret Johnson grew up in a traditional Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Massachusetts. A high school teacher in New York state, she takes advantage of her long summer vacations to travel to Ireland regularly, and has published numerous Irish travel and food articles.
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I attempted to make the potato-apple cake over the weekend. I like to pride myself in being a great baker. The recipe was a disaster and after making it, I realized a lot of tips that the author left out such as completing cooling off the mashed potatoes and chilling the 'dough' in the fridge for about 30 min before rolling it out. The failure of this recipe and the lack of specific details by the author makes me hesitant to try anything else. Luckily, I only just checked this book out of the library.