13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 25 August 2001
I loved this book. The style is similar to Nigella's writing which I also love, and is the sort of book to read for comfort just as the eating can be. Inspiring and encouraging it makes cooking for friends and family a delight not a chore.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2001
I can't speak for the other recipes cause I have only tried the chocolate hazelnut cake. I can't stop making it. Delicious - wholesome and ever so slightly decadent!
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2000
This book is an absolute winner for those who like their cookbooks to consist of more than just recipes. Evocative photographs transported me back to my Irish childhood, as did a number of the traditional Irish recipes, and the descriptions of meals enjoyed with families and friends reminded me of the pleasure that can be derived from feeding those you love. Besides providing helpful tips and guidance, the introductions to many of the recipes illustrated the author's obvious love of food. Tamasin Day Lewis easily rivals the best of them, and gets the vote for the most inspirational foodwriter - at least on MY shelf!