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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. abulafia says:

    Ta muchly for the link.You are also a Tessa Kiros fan I see. Was going to review her book “12” this week.Liked your take on the Les Halles cookbook, btw.

  2. Laura says:

    Thanks for the link Caroline I’m off to look at your hot-cross buns now. Also love the review of The Old Convent and took a look at their site, but it seems my little one won’t be welcome for a few years yet!

  3. Caroline says:

    Haven’t read 12, Abulfina. What is it like? I’ve a pile of cookbooks on the go at the moment – Darina Allen’s new seasonal one, the Eden Cookbook, a fantastic cheese book by Paul Gayler. Must get motivated to write some more reviews!If you’re going to head to The Old Convent, Laura, I’m afraid you’ll have to leave the wee one with someone else. I think the owners look at it as a kind of refuge away from all cares – including babies! – you certainly feel very looked after, even if you’re just there for dinner.

  4. abulafia says:

    It’s….well…largely Tuscan. And its arranged seasonally, one chapter per month. Beautifully photographed, and well explained.Most of the recipes are typically Tuscan – good ingredients, simply treated, will speak for themselves. A cuisine of concert. Well written, by someone with an obvious passion, intelligence and ability. Who is a home cook.A good final section on howtos, re techniques, and some storecupboard essentials, rounds off an excellent book.That said, if you are an experienced Italian chef, you probably have a version of most of the recipes already on your bookshelf.

  5. Lorraine says:

    Hi Caroline. Thanks a mil for the link!! Mmm I do love my flapjacks.

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