Clodagh's Irish Kitchen
Published 7th March 2015
Size 245 x 200 x
The food scene in Ireland is thriving, and Clodagh McKenna is at the forefront of it all. Clodagh presents today's Irish cooking at its best with Clodagh's Irish Kitchen, in which she takes the stereotypical Irish dishes Americans usually think of and revitalizes them to the current Irish palate. Dubbed as Ireland's answer to Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart by Forbes Magazine, Clodagh says, "In Ireland life revolves around the kitchen, whether it's cups of tea and a piece of cake fresh from the range, a family supper, Sunday lunch, or our famed Irish breakfast - life happens over a simmering pot in Ireland. I have gathered all my family recipes from my earliest memories of baking cakes and breads with my mum and sisters on a Saturday to comforting suppers that I love to eat when I go home to my more sophisticated Irish menus I cooked for the Taoiseach of Ireland. We love to celebrate at home in Ireland, so I have gathered all my favorite Irish recipes and given them my twist to make them even more delicious and achievable just for you..." With Ireland's rich culinary history, it's understandable that internationally recognized dishes such as Colcannon and Soda Bread should be representative of the country's identity, but there is far more to discover about Irish cooking. Let Clodagh guide you through this tempting collection of 150 recipes Potato Dumplings are reinvigorated with a Spicy Cashel Blue Sauce, while the famous Full Irish Breakfast is given a new lease of life as a tortilla. With everything from soups and stews to preserves and sophisticated dinner party dishes, Clodagh's Irish Kitchen is a mouthwatering adventure around this sumptuous cuisine.
Clodagh McKenna studied in France and New York and trained and worked at Ballymaloe. She has two restaurants, in Blackrock and Dublin, and writes a monthly column for The Gloss. She is a familiar face on TV in Ireland (Fresh from the Farmers' Market) and the UK (Market Kitchen, Saturday Kitchen, Rick Stein's Food Heroes), and recently made her US television debut with Clodagh's Irish Food Trails. This is her fifth book.