This delightful recipe book celebrates old-fashioned Irish cooking that is enjoyed in farmhouses throughout the country. As well as providing recipes for traditional favourites such as soda bread and bacon and cabbage, the book includes plenty of traditions and history. For example, did you know that when making the annual Christmas cake, everyone in the house took a turn to stir the mixture for good luck, or that eating barm brack at Halloween could predict your fortunes for the rest of the year? The Irish Granny is on hand to teach you all you need to know about country cooking.
My Little Book of Kitchen Recipes By E. John Boles This is not a professionally written cookbook, but is a representation of homegrown family cooking. Minus a few corporate inspired recipes and one professional carrot cake recipe, My Little Book of Kitchen Recipes is a collection of hand-me-down family recipes from one generation to the next. The design of this book has been left plain, because in the author’s opinion, too many illustrations cause distractions in the kitchen. It is his hope that, by providing the space to enter a recipe or alter an existing one, more people will take up cooking again and continue to pass these and other recipes on to future generation.
People in Ireland are sometimes mortified by what Americans think of as “Irish food.” That’s because the real thing is much subtler and more delicious than any platter of overcooked corned beef and mushy cabbage could ever be. Real Irish food is brown soda bread so moist it barely needs the yolk-yellow butter; fragrant apple tarts with tender, golden crusts; rich stews redolent of meaty gravy and sweet carrots; crisp-edged potato cakes flipped hot from a skillet directly onto the plate. Forget meatloaf or mac and cheese—this stuff is the original comfort food. Real Irish Food is the first comprehensive cookbook to bring classic Irish dishes to America with an eye for American kitchens and cooks, and with tips and tricks to help reproduce Irish results with American ingredients. Transform plain white fish by baking it with grated sharp cheese, mustard, and crumbs. Discover that celery takes on new life when sliced, simmered in chicken stock, and served in a lightly thickened sauce. Homemade Irish Sausages Potted Shrimp and Potted Salmon Finglas Irish Stew with Dumplings Whiskey Chicken and Roast Goose with Applesauce Boxty, Cally, Champ, and Colcannon Apple Snow, Almond Buns, and Summer Pudding Elderflower Lemonade, Black Velvet, and Ginger Beer Cherry Cake, Custard Tart, and Brandy Butter From hearty roasts to innovative vegetable dishes, from trays of fresh-baked scones to rich, eggy cakes, and from jams bursting with tart fruit to everything you can do with a potato, there’s no food so warm and welcoming, so homey and family-oriented, so truly mouthwatering as real Irish food.
Jack Kyle was the rugby giant of his time, but he was also so much more than a sporting legend. Whilst he was winning a Grand Slam and touring with the Lions, Jack Kyle was also studying to be a doctor. When he retired from playing rugby - as the world's most-capped player - his sense of adventure and medical ambition led him to settle in Chingola, Zambia, where he spent the next thirty-four years of his life. For many years, he was the only medically trained surgeon in the town and so faced many challenges, not least the appearance of and devastation caused by AIDS. Written as a series of conversations with his daughter, Justine, Conversations with My Father reveals Jack Kyle as a supremely gifted rugby player, a dedicated surgeon and a gentle family man.
It began with a phone call about a phone call. For Lee Squires, this particular phone call couldn't have come at a better time. English professor, poet, and professional house-sitter, Lee is wallowing in the heat and humidity of a Washington, D.C., summer and in the self-pity and depression that have been shadowing her life for some time. It seems that a friend of hers has given her name to Pete Bonsecours, a Montana wilderness outfitter desperately in need of a replacement cook for an upcoming trail ride across the Continental Divide. Lee is more than ready for a change of pace, so it doesn't take much to convince her to sign on as the new cook. Within days Lee is on her way out to Montana and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Armed with everything from sleeping bag, long underwear, bathing suit, and sunscreen to her old cast-iron Dutch oven and a thermos filled with sourdough starter, Lee is ready for anything—anything but murder. Filled with the fascinating details of a full-blown trail ride and the gripping suspense of a taut murder mystery.
Whether you're a lifelong New Yorker or you're visiting for the first time, when you're in the Big Apple you're in food heaven - a nosher's paradise where you can find the freshest and most authentic foods of any cuisine in the world, from steaming soup dumplings to Persian Kebabs, Moroccan tagines, Chinese bubble tea, Senegalese ginger beer, Colombian cholados, kosher focaccia bread, the freshest Italian cheeses, Guyanese roti and more! In this thorough and user-friendly book, passionate New York food guide Myra Alperson takes readers on her popular tours around town. Organized by borough and divided into easy-to-follow walks -- each of which can be done in an afternoon -- she points readers to the best ethnic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tea houses, take-out stores, specialty shops, produce stands, supermarkets, and other food hot spots. From generations-old favorites to vibrant newcomers, the delicious discoveries and include the best: - Indian, Greek, Brazilian, Cuban, Romanian, Irish, Chinese, Afghan and Thai spots in Queens - Italian, Kosher, Caribbean, Polish, Scandinavian, Russian and Moroccan delights in Brooklyn - Chinese, West African, Soul Food, Mexican, Dominican, Korean and Turkish finds in Manhattan - Sicilian, Albanian, Jamaican and Cambodian delights in the Bronx - And much more. You'll also discover: New York's last authentic beer garden * where to buy Chilean hot dogs and Brazilian pizza* the newest wave of Egyptian markets * the last Kosher market in Brighton Beach and the only Norwegian market in New York City * fun and delectable side trips * vegetarian and kid-friendly finds * cultural information for each neighborhood, along with info on the best parks, museums, gift shops, and bookstores. Complete with subway, bus, and car directions along with detailed maps of each neighborhood covered, Nosh New York turns an afternoon in the city into a delicious food adventure.