Take 6 Ingredients by Conrad Gallagher ***


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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3 Responses

  1. plum says:

    Hi CarolineI’ve been enjoying your site for a while and added it to mine but haven’t gotten around to leaving a comment!Just six? A pure six? I’d like a book which stuck to those guidelines. I have Jill Dupleix’s Take Three, which comprises recipes based around three main ingredients plus “staples”. But it’s the so called staples which are often missing from my cupboards – things like dashi powder or turkish bread! Perhaps if I went out and bought all the staples listed, then I’d use it more often!

  2. Barbara says:

    I had that particular Jill Dupliex book and gave it away as I just could not get into it. Maybe because I didn’t have the staples in the pantry also!

  3. Caroline says:

    Hmmm…the kind of staples that chefs and cooks sometimes think we keep in our cupboards are usually the sort of things that a well-equipped restaurant keeps on hand, rather than a home cook.

    I was quite impressed with Gallagher managing to keep to the bare six (with, as I said, olive oil, pepper and salt – things which I will admit to having plenty of) but some of his recipes have very esoteric ingredients as part of the six. There are plenty of do-able recipes, though, and I do intend on actually trying a few out soon.

    All this talk of Jill Dupleix’s Three has piqued my curiosity. I’ll have to take a look at it. Three sounds like altogether too slim a number to be making dinner out of unless, as you say, her pantry is exceptionally well stocked!

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