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The Irish Cookbook

Jp McMahon



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10 March 2020
Cookery, food & drink; National & regional cuisine
Acclaimed chef Jp McMahon dispels the myths surrounding Irish cuisine, delving into the country's culinary history and its varied influences, from Viking settlers to French conquerors. Ireland enjoys a rich food heritage dating back thousands of years, and as Jp says, its food is the summation of what the land and sea gives, and nothing more.

Through 450 recipes, McMahon celebrates the heritage and quality of Ireland's ingredients, from oysters and seaweed on its West Coast to beef and lamb from its pastures, and mushrooms, elderflowers, and rose hips foraged from the hedgerows.
By:   Jp McMahon
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 180mm,  Spine: 38mm
ISBN:   9781838660567
ISBN 10:   1838660569
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   10 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jp McMahon is a chef, restaurateur, and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group and runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. Founding chair and director of the Galway Food Festival, Jp is an ambassador for Irish food. He organises an annual international chef symposium entitled Food on the Edge in Galway and writes a weekly column for the Irish Times.

Reviews for The Irish Cookbook

The Irish Cookbook inspires at the hands of renowned chef JP McMahon... and celebrates the unique culinary culture of the islands and the roots of its hearty flavours and warm hospitality. -Forbes This is a hefty refutation of any lingering sense that food culture away from the mainland of Europe is about assembling as many beige and brown items as possible and encasing them in pastry... 480 recipes which showcase the extraordinary produce found across the island of Ireland, from oysters and fish to beef and lamb, as well as pointing out all sorts of bits and pieces that can be easily foraged. -Esquire A monumental tome on Irish cuisine. -Food & Wine Explores Ireland's storied culinary heritage through 480 beautifully shot recipes. Taste your way from the wave pounded fishing villages of the west coast to the misty mountains of the Sperrins Region... -Food & Travel Confident, varied and often sophisticated... In The Irish Cookbook, Mr McMahon presents an Ireland that is wild and ancient, but also cosmopolitan and pragmatic. -Mr Porter With an eye on terrain, McMahon offers both authentic and innovative approaches to modern Irish cooking. -Publishers Weekly The new story of Irish food. -The Irish Times The weighty collection investigates the 'peasant tradition' presumption, explores historical and contemporary cooking (McMahon went deep into Irish recipe archives), and champions the produce Ireland naturally offers up. -The Irish Examiner

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