Cookbooks by the bed


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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6 Responses

  1. I totally can relate. I have piles and piles of books (all genres) by my bed, on my night stand, and in wicker crates on the floor. I also love getting cookbooks from the library. Have fun with your cookbooks! 🙂

  2. Caroline says:

    I didn’t even mention the piles of novels (also mainly from the library) and odd second-hand books that I’ve been picking up in charity shops! What do you do, Beth, if you fall in love with a library cookbook? Write down the recipes, photocopy pages, go off and buy your own copy of the book?

  3. Barbara says:

    Are you enjoying Plenty?

  4. Caroline says:

    As Plenty doesn’t have to be back for about three weeks, I haven’t had a chance to look at it properly yet, Barbara. I was watching out for it at the library after you mentioned how good it was a few weeks ago. Now I just have to get through the others a bit faster!

  5. plum says:

    Mmmmn, I can’t imagine choosing from all those books. I’ve wanted to read some Amanda Hesser for ages, but she’s not stocked much over here. Have you read Cooking for Mr Latte?And I’ve tagged you for the 23/5 meme – it’s not much work and can easily be fitted in between books! Have fun reading!

  6. Caroline says:

    I’ve read and very much enjoyed Cooking for Mr Latte – there’s actually a review of it here. The Cook and the Gardener is a very different beast. Amanda documents the year that she spent working at a French chateau and getting to know the elderly idiosyncratic gardener. There’s a lot of great recipes and some good gardening insights. It’s definitely worth a look if you come across it anywhere.

    Thanks for the tag – now to figure out what I was rambling about in fifth line of my 23rd post!

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