Best of Irish Festive Cooking

Best of Irish Festive Cooking

Ever wondered what the perfect food is for Bloomsday, or Hallowe'en? How to make the most of the Galway Oyster Festival or Wexford Strawberry Festival? Wonder no more! This book has all the lore and recipes for a full Irish festive year.

Paperback: €7.95
Paperback: 96 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9780862789305

Category: Food and Drink

Series: Best of Irish

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Download Imbolg -- St Brigid's Day. Three recipes for 1st February celebrations

The Best of traditional Irish foods cooked with modern flair

The Irish calendar provides many days for feasting and traditional celebration: St Brigid's Day, which announces the spring; St Patrick's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Bealtaine (May), Bloomsday, Lughnasa (August), Hallowe'en, Women's Christmas (Nollaig na mBan). Then there are the newer festivals that celebrate the rich harvest of our seas and fields -- The Galway Oyster Festival, the Wexford Strawberry Festival. These sixty recipes offer a tempting selection of foods for all these occasions, as well as for christenings, weddings and wakes.

Details of customs, folklore and Irish regional food traditions provide a fascinating background to the recipes.

Biddy White Lennon

Biddy White Lennon was a noted cook and personality, familiar to many people as Maggie from The Riordans. She was a founder member and Chairwoman of the Irish Food Writers Guild as well as editor and food writer of Irish Home Diary and wrote regularly for Food and Wine Magazine.

As a judge on The Great Irish Bake-Off, Biddy displayed her passion for great food that can be cooked by ordinary people in their own homes. Biddy died in 2017.

The latest in the excellent 'Best of Irish' series based on traditional Irish cooking. Well researched explanations of the origin and folklore surrounding many of these ancient feast days adds to the interest of the book. This book ends up with a selection of recipes for events such as weddings, christenings and waking the dead, so just about every eventuality is covered!

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Also by Biddy White Lennon:

La Cuisine Irlandaise
Irish Cooking
Best of Irish Home Baking
Best of Irish Traditional Cooking
Best of Irish Potato Recipes
Best of Irish Meat Recipes

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