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Stew from the cover of the book, 'My Irish Table'.
Rich taste of Ireland served in trio of new cookbooks.
You need not have cousins in Cork or Mayo to stir up a few Irish dishes. Not with this trio of new cookbooks with their enticing recipes and beautiful photos.
Take My Irish Table by Cathal Armstrong and David Hagedorn (Ten Speed Press). Dublin-born Armstrong, the much-celebrated chef of several Washington-area restaurants, including Eve and Eamonn’s, fills the book with traditional Irish recipes (Dublin coddle), family favourites (Auntie Joan’s barmbrack) and selections from Eve. The glossary and tips (e.g. how to make Dublin spice or shop for kidneys) season his story, from growing up in Ireland (where St. Patrick’s Day is a solemn holiday) to earning his stripes in the restaurant world.
You won’t need an Irish granny with Irish Country Cooking, a charming book from The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (Sterling Epicure). Built on more than a century of practical experience (condensed into pages of tips), the book’s recipes “from the homes of ordinary women” are a mix of traditional and contemporary, with each contributor noted. The recipe for parsnip and apples? It’s from Anne Gabbett, Limerick, a dairy farmer’s wife and home economics teacher.
Irish Pantry: Traditional Breads, Preserves, and Goodies to Feed the Ones You Love, by Noel McMeel with Lynn Marie Hulsman (Running Press). McMeel, who hails from County Antrim, worked under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse and is now exec head chef at Lough Erne Resort, offers “old-fashioned methods” and practical guidance for “filling your larder” with condiments (say, rhubarb ketchup), cordials, potted and cured foods, pickles (pickled eggs, maybe), spice blends, dry mixes and more. – Chicago Tribune/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
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