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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. Catherine says:

    Ah, what a well-timed post. I’ve just finished Agnes Jekyll’s A Little Dinner Before The Play – a fascinating insight into foodie social rituals of the time, and a great accompaniment to the Jeeves & Wooster boxset we’re currently watching. Every dish of the period seems to have been cooked with either cream, or aspic, or both!

    Next up is Hannah Glasse’s Everlasting Syllabub & The Art Of Carving – the chapter on poultry and game preparation alone makes it worth a read. Such a lovely series of books, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a few more – Hodges Figgis have a selection left, some at reduced prices too.

  2. Kristin says:

    I love the covers on this series. I even sent Penguin a tweet to ask if they’d put them all together as a poster! Yet more books on my ever-growing wish list.

  3. Caroline says:

    @Catherine Aspic was one of those things that used to fascinate me as a child – I read a lot of old English books. It seemed like such an essential element of the grand dinner party.

    Might have to head into Hodges Figgis at the weekend and take a look at the books they have in stock, if I get out of Bloom for more than 10 minutes!

    @Kristin Aren’t they fab? Any response regarding your poster email to Penguin? I’d like that on the wall of my future study area.

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