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Irish Traditional Food [Paperback]

Theodora FitzGibbon
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31 May 1991
A unique collection of Irish recipes from the 16th to the 20th century. The range of recipes includes the preparation of soups, fish, poultry, game, meat, vegetables, bread, biscuits and beverages. The book also includes entertaining information on the origins of the recipes.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd; New edition edition (31 May 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0717118673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0717118670
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 811,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed blessing 4 Jan 2011
By Peasant TOP 500 REVIEWER
There are many fine traditional recipes in this book, and it is a valuable companion to the many books on traditional English food. However, Fitzgibbon fills up the pages with stuff that really isn't relevant - do we need a recipe for Hollandaise Sauce - or Anlann ollanach - here? When the pages could be adorned with more about the history of Irish food or other things we can't find in a thousand other books.

Having said that, there is a lot of background enrichment and I wouldn't be without the book. Anyone who wants traditional recipes, whether from the cottage or the castle, will find them here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nearly ate the pages off the spine 8 Dec 2008
Unfortunately out of print this long while, Irish Traditional Food is perhaps the best of Irish cookery books. Dealing with recipes from 16th century and stopping somewhere 'round the 1950s, this is a no non-sense guide to the real food of Ireland with none of that quare foreign stuff that we started aetin' (but never learned how to cook properly) in the last few decades. You'll find no ciabattas or currys here or 'healty lifestyle' foods, but lots of oats, cream, goose fat and crubeens (pigs feet). And if you like your tripe & offal, you'll be happy as Larry.

Shellfish & spuds and some more humble ingredients like nettles & watercress are all covered in great details, not to mention a very impressive chapter on baking.

Overall, don't mind all the fancy pants who currently hold the spotlight on irish cooking, Fitzgibbon's book was around before them and still hasn't been topped. Very highly recommended.
I'm starvin' now...
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