Rachel Allen, the face of real Irish cooking, shares the authentic Irish recipes that bring her family and friends racing to the table. With Rachel’s Irish Family Food, you can bring a taste of Ireland to your table too.
Bring loved ones together with this collection of delicious and simple recipes that highlight the best of authentic Irish cooking.
Over 100 recipes that offer the best in both traditional and modern Irish cooking, from new twists on old classics to tried and tested recipes which have delighted many generations in Ireland and are sure to become firm family favorites in your home.
Quick and simple dinners, big family feasts, sweet treats and celebration food, this is family cooking at its best, made to share with those most important in your life. Rachel’s Irish Family Food will warm the heart and soul, fill the chairs around your kitchen table and fill your house with life and laughter.
Alongside these gorgeous recipes you will find stories, history and insights into Irish life from across all the counties of Ireland to bring a smile to your face as you slow down and relish the joys of family, nature and great food. Ireland is indeed a magical place of rolling green fields, clear waters and the freshest ingredients for the table. Rachel Allen shows you the bounty of this beautiful place with honest, hearty, delicious family food.
Kinoith pork casserole
Crumbed bacon chops with sweet whiskey sauce
Irish Sunday Roast
Sautéed buttered cabbage
Irish coffee meringue roulade
Pea and spring onion champ
Dublin bay prawns with mayonnaise
Turkey and ham potato pie
Ballymaloe dressed crab
St Stephen’s Day muffins
Traditional herb stuffing
Brown soda bread
Reviews for Previous Titles‘The book I’ve taken to most this season is by the Irish Nigella, Rachel Allen. Her BAKE is simply and engagingly written: one irresistible thing after another’ – Melanie McDonagh, Evening Standard‘Fancy a casual supper with your family or a big feast to mark a special occasion? TV cook Rachel Allen has a recipe to suit. She takes you from preparation to table with minimum fuss, plenty of tips and menu ideas for dinners, brunches and lunches, cocktails and desserts.’ – Waitrose Kitchen‘A natural TV chef: relaxed, articulate and knowledgeable’ – Sunday Times‘With her finely-etched patrician features and delicious recipes, Rachel manages to do what Nigella Lawson never could. She makes us believe we can do what she does…’ – Irish Post‘We’re big fans of Rachel Allen here at Delicious.’ – Delicious Magazine‘Food for real people’ – Irish Examiner‘As wholesome and attractive as its charming author, (…) it is well thought out and accessibly written, with the emphasis on relaxed family meals. (…) Ideal for anyone who needs to cook on a regular basis but hasn’t much experience.’ – Sunday Telegraph on Homecooking“The verdict: You can always trust Rachel Allen to deliver recipes that taste as good as they look, and her latest book is no exception. This book tackles quick and easy family cooking with realism, inspiration and style.” Good Housekeeping on Easy Meals“These fast and fuss-free recipes by Rachel Allen are all you need this winter.” Zest Magazine on Easy Meals“There are 180 simple, tempting recipes in this everyday supper bible. We have a soft spot for the Chocolate, toffee and peanut squares.” Sainsbury’s Magazine on Easy Meals
About the Author
Rachel Allen was brought up in Dublin and at eighteen left to study at the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork. Today, she not only teaches at the school but writes regular features for national publications, presents highly-acclaimed TV programs and in her spare time, writes bestselling cookbooks. She lives in near the sea in County Cork, Ireland with her husband and three beautiful children.
I am not familiar with Rachel Allen, but I am quite familiar with her mother-in-law, the well known chef and cookbook writer Darina Allen, who started a famous cooking school at Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland…and her mother-in-law, Myrtle Allen, she who started the now famous hotel and restaurant in Ballymaloe. It is quite an accomplished cooking family. So when I saw a review of Rachel’s latest book..she has written 8 or 9 cookbooks..I thought it would make a nice gift to myself. And I was right! It is a very attractive book, full of many beautiful pictures of the completed recipes, some lovely ones of the Irish countryside and a few of Rachel and her handsome family. There is a nice variety of dishes, soups, everyday dishes, ones for special occasions, vegetables and side dishes, breads, desserts, cakes and cookies, many with a unique Irish feel. There are 120 recipes in total, many marked as being vegetarian, but a nice selection of meat and seafood dishes as well. I must say, the number of recipes I am looking forward to making after paging through this book is long. Kale and Bean Stew..Sticky Cumin and Apricot Roast Carrots and Parsnips…Pork and Mushroom Pie…Dark Sticky Gingerbread..to name just a few. Every recipes includes a little introduction by Rachel, telling the place of this dish in Irish culture, such as Ballymaloe’s recipe for spiced beef, or in her own family history, like her father’s favorite Ginger Cookies. I have a number of Irish cookbooks and yet found many new ideas in this one. Still, for those not familiar with Irish cooking, beyond that corned beef and cabbage, this would make a wonderful introduction.
- Title: Rachel’s Irish Family Food: 120 classic recipes from my home to yours
- Autor: Rachel Allen
- Publisher (Publication Date): Collins (February 28, 2013)
- Language: English
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