The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews


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. Nice review of Colman’s book. Next time I’m in Eason’s I’ll check it out or on the Good Food website, I guess.Elaine

  2. Martin says:

    I’m impressed he included one of my recipes. Thanks for noticing !

  3. Caroline says:

    It’s definitely worth checking out, Elaine. Lots of great photos to leaf through alongside all those recipes. Just disregard Terence Conran’s annoyingly patronising comment on the back cover.Martin, that’s funny that you had to wait on a book review to hear about it! The title of the recipe caught my eye first and then I laughed to see who Andrews credited with it. Here’s his note: “Chef-Consultant Martin Dwyer, who used to run the acclaimed Dwyer’s Restaurant in Waterford, developed this recipe for that city’s best food shop, Ardkeen (p158).” There’s no photo but it sounds great.

  4. Glad to see he mentioned us along with our favourite bakers (Barrons), no doubt Peter Ward put him in the direction of some more of our Food Heroes too! I will definitely take a look.

  5. Elke says:

    Hi Caroline,I met Colman at the Cork launch of his book. He is very passionate about Irish Food and the attention and time he invested in the book is remarkable. Not only a good cookbook but a good read ;-)P.S. Congrats to Little Missy on her first shoes ;-)Elke

  6. Caroline says:

    I think you would enjoy it Kevin. It certainly features a lot of the Ardkeen suppliers.Between Dublin, Country Choice and Cork, it looked like Colman was launching that book within an inch of its life!

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