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Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by Holle on 30 December 2007 7:28pm
 
Janin has the excellent book "Irish Breads & Baking" by Georgina Campbell, which she uses quite often.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Irish-Bread-Book-Preserves/dp/0863275001/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&;s=books&qid=1198965016&sr=8-30

Now she is looking for an adequate book about Irish cooking. Mrs Campbell did a lot more books, but her recipes for Irish cooking are a bit extravagant and it's not what Janin is looking for. She wants it more practically and down to earth. Can anyone recommend a nice book about traditional Irish cooking?

 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by tucsonmike on 30 December 2007 10:53pm
 
Don't have a book, but do have a website.

http://www.fantasy-ireland.com/easy-Irish-recipes.html
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by mrsthing on 1 January 2008 2:37am
 
Irish cooking? Isn't that an oxymoron? LOL

My mom and her mom were of Irish-English ancestry, and to them, "spicy" meant both salt AND pepper!
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by themontyfreak on 1 January 2008 4:46am
 
Nope, can't help ya'.
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by tucsonmike on 1 January 2008 6:30am
 
LOL! Judy Apparently it has improved vastly.
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by kazzzz on 1 January 2008 10:09am
 
Just add whisky?
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by Holle on 1 January 2008 7:17pm
 
Thanks guys, I know I'm walking on slippery ground with such a topic, so I convinced Janin to create her own Palin's Travel account and join the discussion. But obviously the server, the webmaster or both are still on vacation, told us somewhat of confirming the email-address, but didn't sent us anything so far. So, just give us some minutes, days, weeks, years, centuries... we are working on it ;-).
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by Louise on 1 January 2008 8:30pm
 
My husband`s half Irish. He says just bung a few spuds in anything for authentic Irish cuisine - oh, and boil absolutely everything for at least a couple of hours.
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by sighthound on 1 January 2008 11:14pm
 
My mother who was Anglo-Irish and Catholic boiled everything to death. I think it came from the Catholic tradition of "mortifying the flesh". We really wouldn't want to really enjoy our food, would we? That might be sinful.

My father who was equally Anglo-Irish and raised in a Protestant tradition but was free-thinking and didn't buy into the Christian guilt trips was a marvelous cook and never would have mortified a vegetable (although he didn't cook much due to the sexist conventions of the time.) His very puritan Protestant mother, however, was even worse than my mother for over-cooking food.

Has anyone ever done a study on how religion affects cooking?
 
Re: Who can give advice for an Irish cookbook? by mrsthing on 2 January 2008 12:09am
 
Not related to the cookbook: whenever there's a thread with a long URL, the print goes off the margin and underneath the gray sidebar on the right. Can I do anything about that?
 



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