Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 17, 2021
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The Country Cooking of Ireland

No one ever makes fun of stout or Irish whiskey, but Ireland’s food hasn’t been so lucky. There’s stew and soda bread, sure, but then what? As one old joke goes, a seven-course Irish meal is a potato and a six-pack of Guinness. In The Country Cooking of Ireland, published by Chronicle Books, cookbook author Colman Andrews reminds us that Milton Berle once quipped that Irish Gourmet Cooking is one of the shortest books in the world!

The Country Cooking of Ireland will put a stop to the horseplay, however. Its 225 recipes are inspired by Ireland’s mineral-rich farmland and surrounding waters, and the book’s earthy fare has gotten rave reviews from Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet magazine, and Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse in California. We think the book is a charmer too and included here are some of the recipes that got our eyes smiling.

Recipes from the book