This pocket-sized cookbook includes all the classic Irish dishes, from Boxty to Barm Brack. There are all sorts of meals, deserts, and drinks, and a special section on Christmas favorites. Every recipe is illustrated with a full-colorphoto.
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.
Every recipe has a story and every story has a secret. For folks in Tatatonka, Iowa, the best recipes in town, and therefore the best secrets, have long been kept in the coveted recipe book of local cooking legend Trudie Melody. When Trudie becomes ill, her granddaughter, successful (at least by Tatatonka standards) garden gnome maker Margot, decides it's no time to be timid and boldly asks for the recipe book. Thinking she's secured the book for herself, Margot's life goes into a tailspin when, after her grandma's death, a crooked probate lawyer determines the book will go to Sheryl, Margot's shrewd first cousin, who needs the book to bail out her flailing career. Margot's only recourse is to sue Sheryl before she can take possession of the treasured book. The courtroom takes on a voyeuristic and carnival-like atmosphere when the Judge rules to have the recipe book read aloud in order to determine the rightful owner
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