Irish Country Cooking

Capture the essence of Ireland with Irish Country Cooking, an inspiring collection of more than 175 recipes filled with wholesome foods and simple flavors. From rustic breads and breakfast dishes to hearty pub food, soups, stews and savory pies, you’ll discover the real magic of Irish cooking—turning humble ingredients into memorable meals and timeless traditions.

How do you take simple, wholesome food and turn it into a memorable meal? That’s the magic of Irish Country Cooking. Making the most of what the land and sea have to offer—beautiful produce, fresh meat and seafood, rich dairy, extraordinary cheeses—is what makes this humble cuisine so special.

The tradition of culinary simplicity begins with breakfast. A bowl of Irish Porridge with Berry Compote is the perfect recipe for a cold winter morning. Or choose from effortless egg dishes including frittatas, stratas and quiches. Bake up a batch of Raisin Oat Scones or Irish Soda Bread to serve alongside—both are classic examples of Irish home baking and will become instant family favorites.

Lunches and dinners can be just as hearty, with soups and stews such as Split Pea Soup with Ham and Ale and Guinness Beef Stew taking center stage. Long-simmered or roasted meats and poultry provide flavorful, no-fuss family meals, and dozens of delicious seafood recipes showcase the brilliant simplicity of Irish home cooking—with just a few ingredients, you can prepare Sole with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce or Dill-Crusted Salmon and have dinner on the table in minutes.

No Irish cookbook is complete without a plethora of potato recipes, and you’ll find plenty of options to choose from. Potatoes are an important ingredient in so many soups, stews, skillets and savory pies, but they can also be the star of the show. Enjoy quintessential Irish recipes for Haggerty, Stovies with Bacon, Cabbage Colcannon and Boxty Pancakes—sensational side dishes that will inspire new love for this humble vegetable.

Finally, explore the Emerald Isle’s delicious tradition of home baking. Hearty oat- and nut-filled breads and cakes fill kitchens with the aroma of warm spices. Rustic desserts such as Apple Blackberry Crisp and Plum Rhubarb Crumble make wonderful use of the season’s best fruit. And classic finales like Bread and Butter Pudding and Irish Sherry Trifl e are irresistible examples of simple country food at its best.

From breakfast to dessert, this comprehensive cookbook will help you discover the delightful cuisine of Ireland, full of fresh fl avors, timeless recipes and delicious traditions.


Page Count: 320
Trim Size: 8 X 9 1/4
ISBN 13: 978-1-4508-9664-1