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Irish Food and Folklore [Paperback]

Clare Connery
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8 April 2004
The Food & Folklore Series brings to life the traditions, folklore, and cooking styles of some of the world's most beloved cuisines. Each title begins with an introduction to the history and culture, then offers over 100 authentic recipes with helpful glossary and tips. Throughout the books, the recipes are illustrated with beautiful color photography paired with evocative black-and-white images of the people and countryside. A unique collection of culinary and cultural lore, as delicious as it is fascinating!

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bounty Books (8 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753709686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753709689
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 22.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 903,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Far more than just a cookery book...... 7 Sep 2007
...indicative from the very start with this descriptive text from the introduction:

'Ireland is a beguiling and charming land with a culture steeped in myth and legend, fairy tale and folklore. The very breath of the wind in the trees, the babbling of the water in the stream, the lowing of cattle in the deep green pastures and the crackling of the fire in the hearth all draw us into Ireland's mysterious past.
Its foods, feasts and festivals are linked to the timeless rural calendar and the changing seasons of the year. Here the past is evoked and the spirits of Ireland, with the bounty from the land, sea and shore, are laid before you in words and pictures...............'

And the introduction goes on to include informative sections on 'Irish Myth and Legend', 'Fairies and Folklore' (including The Leprechaun') and 'Feasts and Festivals' ........

'Irish Food and Folklore' brings to life the traditions, life-styles, and cooking of Ireland.
With over 100 authentic Irish recipes, detailed descriptions of Irish heritage and myths and a glossary of Irish phrases, it is sure to be invaluable and inspirational to all.'

144 shiny high quality pages, split over main chapters:

1. Soups
2. Starters & Snacks
3. Fish & Seafood
4. Meat
5. Poultry & Game
6. Vegetable Dishes
7. Puddings & Desserts
8. Breads & Cakes

plus an introduction, a glossary and a full index which is enhanced by showing illustrated dishes in italics.

Each chapter opens with a black and white, nostalgic photo and relevant text:

Soup has always been important in the Irish diet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for putting Ireland on the map 12 Sep 2007
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Thank you - regional cooking needs to be addressed and I am sincerely grateful to "Amazon Reviewer" for highlighting this.
This is a wonderful book combining great Irish cookery with Irish folklore - I cannot fault the fact and fun inside it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE VERY BEST OF IRISH RECIPES 27 Oct 2013
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This beautifully presented collection of true Irish-kitchen recipes is now in permanent use in my kitchen. It gave me clear instructions to achieve excellent results first time! I bought an incredibly low-priced used copy and I was amazed at the quality of the item when it arrived a matter of days soon after. I gave the 5-star rating not only for the book and its content but also for the service that provided me with a high quality, used-copy so speedily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Irish masterclass of Food and Folklore - delicious! 19 Jun 1999
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Clare Connery has never lost touch with her roots in the countryside of the north of Ireland. Not for her the ephemeral fashion food fads which are here today and gone tonight! She chooses to concentrate on all that is good and wholesome from the land of green and plenty.
Her first major book 'In an Irish country kitchen' is an outstanding work tracing the culinary history of Ireland set against the colourful social development of the island.It is Easy to read and beautifully illustrated.If you cannot travel to Ireland then read this book and you'll be transported there.
'Irish Food and Folklore' is her third Irish book (she has other subjects close to her heart and her other books include a beautiful Salad book now also available in softback, and the very recent 'Vegetable Book').
'Irish Food and Folklore' is a super introduction to the essence of Irish food. Read about the myths and legends that have contributed to many people's fascination with Ireland and try the many easy to follow traditional recipes which really do work!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Irish Food and Folklore"....ah, the memories of home! 18 Feb 2000
By Jonathan Swift - Published on
Having read and entertained my guests to the wonderful delights of this truly Irish cookery book, I felt I should share my enthusiasm of it with fellow Amazon readers. It adds a touch of traditional Irish cuisine to our rather Scottish based diet! Clare Connery really has produced a Gem with this book and may she continue to do so.
4.0 out of 5 stars My go to Irish Cook book 21 Nov 2012
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I use this book a decent amount. I've had for a few years now I continue to find new ideas.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Aug 2014
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excellent condition
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