Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My Irish Table Cookbook Review

About the Book

The debut cookbook from Cathal Armstrong featuring 130 recipes showcasing modern Irish fare, along with stories about Armstrong's journey from Dublin to Washington, DC, and becoming an internationally recognized four-star chef, the owner of seven successful food and drink establishments, and a leader in the sustainable-food movement.

     With its moderate climate and amazing natural resources, Ireland is a modern-day Eden, boasting lush, bountiful produce, world-renowned dairy, plentiful seafood, and grass-fed meats. In My Irish Table, sustainable food movement leader and four-star chef Cathal Armstrong celebrates the food of his homeland and chronicles his culinary journey from Dublin to Washington DC, where he runs seven beloved and critically lauded restaurants.
    Featuring 130 delicious recipes—from Kerrygold Butter-Poached Lobster with Parsnips to Irish Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, and Mam’s Apple Pie—My Irish Table draws on Armstrong’s Irish upbringing as well as his professional experience and French culinary training. In his hands, Irish food is comforting yet elegant, rustic yet skillful, and My Irish Table invites you into his kitchen to explore the vibrant traditions and rich culinary landscape of the Emerald Isle.(Goodreads)

My Review

What a vibrant book! This book has wonderful pictures that made me want to eat all of the food. The book is very well put together and organized in a way that makes it easy to use. I like the added stories about the family and recipes. The only downside to this book is that a lot of the food is specialty, not typical things that you would have in the kitchen. That being said, so many of these recipe's are wonderful! There are many sections but I like the bread and special occasion parts. There is one for raspberry jam and orange marmalade, stews and corned beef. These are just a few of the delicious things! I love the Irish background and unique ideas.
For a fresh Irish cookbook this one I love! It will be on my shelf and dinner plans for years to come.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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