After a privileged upbringing in Beverly Hills Fred Astaire's daughter Ava and her family moved to a 200-year-old farmhouse on the Irish coast. Here she discovered the joys of cooking as well as the countless pleasures of growing flowers and vegetables in her seaside garden. Ava's wide-ranging recipes and inventive decorating ideas have been shaped by this bountiful produce, and by the wild foods she gathers from the surrounding countryside and nearby ocean. Memorable parties and holiday celebrations-with Hollywood stars and local friends alike-are recorded alongside the easy-to-follow recipes.
From starters to puddings, a delicious selection of recipes using the best of Irish ingredients is presented in this cookbook of traditional Irish cooking. The recipes are practical, easy, and quick to prepare. The recipes use the best, most loved Irish food ingredients, such as succulent salmon, nutty brown flour, and creamy cheeses. The recipes are accompanied by drawings and fascinating stories of Irish folklore and legends.
Since its founding in 1981, students at Ireland’s respected Ballymaloe Cookery School have benefited from Darina Allen’s enthusiastic instruction and keen understanding of what makes food taste good. Now, readers everywhere can learn her techniques, tips, and shortcuts for creating delicious meals at home.
Wholesome, simple, and comfortingly nostalgic, Irish food is famous for its heartiness and use of fresh ingredients. Over many years Darina Allen has researched the culinary heritage of Ireland and The Complete Book Of Irish Country Cooking brings these recipes together--from the Irishman's Omelette, Watercress Soup, Michealmas Goose with Traditional Potato and Apple Stuffing, to Funeral Ham and Irish Coffee Meringue and Apple Amble Tart. But the book itself is much more than an Irish cookbook, as it is the first to gather together the history of the traditional dishes of Ireland--and with the passing of this generation, they would certainly have been lost. Darina Allen traveled around Ireland, speaking to the local people and collecting together the recipes. In the book each one is introduced by its history and specially commissioned photographs of the Irish landscape are interspersed throughout.
The Festive Food of Ireland explores the timeless themes and recipes of Ireland's past, and the result is a year full of celebrations and culinary delights. With over 50 recipes, Darina Allen presents the full range of traditional. Irish holiday fare. Celebrate St. Bridget's Day with Boxty Pancakes and May Day with Poached Salmon and Irish Butter Sauce.