Some favourites from the 2005 World Food Media nominees


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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  1. Barbara says:

    Interesting list. I wonder how they are compiled. I own three of the books in Best Food Book list – Stephanie Alexander, Neil Perry and Gay Bilson. They are three entirely different styles. Plenty by Gay Bilson is beautifully and brilliantly written, the Neil Perry book is badly written (and the way the photos are presented I find jarring) but has great cooking tips that only a chef would know, and I keep Stephanie’s book in the kitchen for reference but never use her recipes because I’ve had a couple of disasters when I have. I’m picking Plenty by Gay Bilson to be the winner.

  2. Caroline says:

    That’s funny Barbara – I’ve had problems with one or two of Stephanie’s recipes too. I thought it was just me! She’s undoubtedly brilliant as a reference but I’m treating her recipes a bit warily now.

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