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.
About the Author
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.
"The Irish Cookbook inspires at the hands of renowned chef JP McMahon... and celebrates the unique culinary culture of the islands and the roots of its hearty flavours and warm hospitality."—Forbes
"This is a hefty refutation of any lingering sense that food culture away from the mainland of Europe is about assembling as many beige and brown items as possible and encasing them in pastry... 480 recipes which showcase the extraordinary produce found across the island of Ireland, from oysters and fish to beef and lamb, as well as pointing out all sorts of bits and pieces that can be easily foraged."—Esquire
"A monumental tome on Irish cuisine."—Food & Wine
"Explores Ireland's storied culinary heritage through 480 beautifully shot recipes. Taste your way from the wave pounded fishing villages of the west coast to the misty mountains of the Sperrins Region..."—Food & Travel
"Confident, varied and often sophisticated... In The Irish Cookbook, Mr McMahon presents an Ireland that is wild and ancient, but also cosmopolitan and pragmatic."—Mr Porter
"With an eye on terrain, McMahon offers both authentic and innovative approaches to modern Irish cooking."—Publishers Weekly