The Irish Cookbook showcases the true depth of Irish cuisine, its ingredients and its fascinating history, as never before
Ireland's remarkably rich food heritage dates back millenia and, in The Irish Cookbook, acclaimed chef Jp McMahon captures its unique culinary origins and varied influences. Irish food is the summation of what the land and sea gives; the book's 480 home-cooking recipes celebrate the range and quality of Ireland's bounty, from oysters and seaweed on its west coast to beef and lamb from its lush green pastures, to produce and forage from throughout the island. Presenting best-loved traditional dishes together with many lesser-known gems, this book vividly evokes the warmth, hospitality and culinary spirit of the Emerald Isle.
Jp McMahon is a chef, restaurateur, and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group and runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. Founding chair and director of the Galway Food Festival, Jp is an ambassador for Irish food. He organises an annual international chef symposium entitled ‘Food on the Edge' in Galway and writes a weekly column for the Irish Times.
'A monumental tome on Irish cuisine.' - Food & Wine
'Scholarly, but also personal and inclusive. The variety of recipes here is part of the charm.' - New York Times
'A celebration of the country's amazing food heritage going back to hunter-gatherer settlements 10,000 years ago.' - BBC Good Food
'St Patrick's Day is coming - celebrate with Jp McMahon's revived classics, with not a spud in sight.' - Sunday Times Magazine
'The new story of Irish food.' - Irish Times