The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm

The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm

by Imen McDonnell


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The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm by Imen McDonnell

American city girl marries Irish dairy farmer; cooking, growing, foraging, fishing, preserving, and baking ensue: 150 delightful classic Irish recipes updated for the modern home cook.

The Farmette Cookbook documents Imen McDonnell's extraordinary Irish country cooking journey, which began the moment she fell in love with an Irish farmer and moved across the Atlantic to County Limerick. This book's collection of 150 recipes and colorful stories chronicles nearly a decade-long adventure of learning to feed a family (and several hungry farmers) while adjusting to her new home (and nursing a bit of homesickness). Along the way she teaches us foundational kitchen skills and time-honored Irish traditions, sharing wisdom from her mother-in-law and other doyennes of Irish cooking. We learn the ritual of Sunday lunch, pudding, and tea. We go along with her on wild crafting walks--the country version of foraging for wild edibles. We visit her local fishmonger to see what we can create with his daily catch from the sea. Along the way we see how she's deviated from classic Irish recipes to add contemporary or American twists.

The Farmette Cookbook
is a compilation of tried-and-true recipes with an emphasis on local, fresh ingredients and traditional Irish kitchen skills, which for Imen have healed homesickness and forged new friendships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611802047
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 506,017
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Imen McDonnell is a contributing food and lifestyle writer and photographer for Condé Nast Traveler, The Irish Farmers Journal, and Irish Country Magazine. In a former life, she spent her days working in broadcast production while living in New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. She now resides with her husband and son on their family farm in rural Ireland and shares stories of farm life and food on her popular blog, Imen's modern Irish recipes have been featured in The New York Times, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times (UK), The Los Angeles Times, Saveur Magazine, and more.

When she is not cooking, writing, weeding, or photographing, you'll find Imen in the farmyard with her husband and son, milking cows, feeding calves and chickens, or just plain loving up their two donkeys and very amusing Airedale terrier, Teddy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Stocking the Larder

1. Traditional Dairy Recipes
2. In the Bread Box
3. Potatoes
4. Orchard
5. Preserves and Conserves
6. From the Sea
7. A Walk on the Wild Side
8. Pies and Tarts
9. Country Suppers
10. Sunday Lunch
11. New Traditions
12. Puddings, Cakes, and Confections
13. For the Lads

Common Conversions
Index of Recipes

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with this cookbook! I have tried several recipes and they were wonderful. I can't wait to try more...