Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Our Irish Grannies' Recipes Cookbook #Giveaway

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Savor the delicious & authentic recipes of traditional Irish cooking

Safe-keepers of Ireland's tastiest and most precious culinary traditions. grannies from all across the Emerald Isle have long kept secret the recipes that define Irish cooking. Passed down from generation to generation. traditional foods such as brown bread and potato soup have been served by grannies in thatch-roofed cottages and local village pubs for years.

About the Author
Eoin Purcell is a writer, publisher, blogger, book lover and foodie who lives and works in Dublin. He completed a BA in History and Politics in 2001 and a Masters in Early Modern History in UCD in 2004. An avid baker and cook, he enjoys experimenting and has tested and trialed most of the recipes contained in the volume. He keeps a blog focused on publishing and change at www.eoinpurcellsblog.com

My Thoughts
Our Irish Grannies’ Recipes is a charming little book featuring recipes submitted online and by mail from people across Ireland. It includes authentic recipes coming from Irish grannies, granddads, great aunts, and uncles, a tradition of comforting food carried across generations.

The recipes are divided into Snacks and Miscellany, Soups and Starters, Mains and Dinners, and Breads, Cakes, Desserts and Bisciuts. This is a small cookbook that packs a variety of wonderful traditional recipes. This is the first time I've come across a collection of Irish cooking, and I have bookmarked many recipes I'd like to try. Nanna's Chicken Soup, for example - easy, healthy, and delicious! I cannot ask more of a meal. How about Rachel’s Granny’s Simple Potato Soup, or Granny’s Northern Irish Stuffing? Guinness is my favorite beer but I've never used it for cooking - I am definitely making the Guinness beef stew. And those desserts sound heavenly. Mother's Pudding? Granny Sullivan's Mystery Steam Cake? Summer Strawberry Cream? Mmmm...

Our Irish Grannies' Recipes by Eoin Purcell came out in November, published by Sourcebooks.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. / CDN reader will win a copy of Our Irish Grannies' Recipes!

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. Prize, review copy, cover art and book description courtesy of the author, publisher or PR firm.

51 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    Gotta love an Irish Granny!

  2. gahome2mom said...

    I have only used potatoes but would love to create authentic recipes from Ireland.

    gahome2mom/gmail/com

  3. Aleksandra Nearing said...

    Nope, but I would like to!

  4. wfnren said...

    Love the Irish, they have good food too, would really enjoy the cookbook.

    wfnren at aol dot com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

  5. rusvaplaukÄ— said...

    Well, I've only ever tried to make Irish cream liquor at home, if that counts :)

  6. rusvaplaukÄ— said...

    Well, I've only tried to produce Irish cream liquor at home, if that counts :)

  7. debbie said...

    Yes, I have tried to make different Irish recipes.

  8. AnneLoyd said...

    I have not but would love to!!!

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

  9. ann said...

    i would like to win this cookbook . I collect them and dont have any Irish ones

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  10. Nancy said...

    What a great sounding cookbook. I am sure there are many recipes that I would make.

  11. Tore said...

    I have never had Irish cooking at home. Tore923@aol.com

  12. bettycd said...

    I've tried colcannon and soda bread.

  13. Karrieann said...

    Yes! I have but only one recipe. All I know is Irish Stew and it is delicious! I want to now more recipes and this is an awesome chance for the cookbook!

  14. Bee W Bedard said...

    I have never tried so I am looking forward to winning the cookbook

  15. SnkMommy said...

    I make Shepard's pie (but with hamburger), and my mom used to make Corned Beef and Cabbage (LOVE Cabbage!). I would love to try some more foods from my ancestors home country :)

  16. Belinda M said...

    The only irish cooking I have done is Irish stew

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
    belnda mcnabb

  17. Kelly said...

    Despite being part Irish, I have yet to try Irish cooking at home. Would love to win this to give it a try! :)

  18. RealtorSD said...

    i tried making stuffed cabbage because my hubby is irish :)
    sarah at realtorsd.com

  19. solitary dragon said...

    I've tried plenty of Irish recipes like Irish stew & soda bread & loved them, there's too much Irish in me not too! :)

  20. Kris said...

    I've made shepherds pie

  21. Kimberly said...

    We make Irish Soda bread, corned beef & cabbage, stuffed cabbage, Irish Stew and Cottage Pie (our favorite).
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  22. holdenj said...

    My husband loves shepherd's pie! This would be a great resource!

  23. Carol M said...

    I've never tried any Irish recipes but I would like to.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  24. Annette said...

    We like corned beef and cabbage

  25. mamabunny13 said...

    I've only made a few simple things.

  26. Jenn Spencer said...

    No, but I would like to!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bow
    learnquilling@gmail.com

  27. Sherry said...

    No I haven't but I would love to.

  28. Anonymous said...

    My husband has been obsessed with Ireland every since he went to visit 10 years ago. We have tried a few different recipes in our house and he would love this.
    snowwolf222@yahoo.com
    Hollie

  29. Kristie said...

    I have never tried Irish cooking but it would be a welcome new experience. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  30. Kristie said...

    https://twitter.com/#!/kdonelson/status/148149774850338818

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  31. Sharon said...

    No but I'd love to.
    wdwfla at gmail dot com

  32. mrsshukra said...

    Have not tried Irish cooking before!

  33. mrsshukra said...

    Have not tried Irish cooking before!

  34. Cathy W said...

    I have never tried Irish cooking (Cathy Wallace)

  35. Maureen said...

    I have never tried Irish cooking but I am always looking for interesting recipes.

  36. Romapr said...

    I've never tried Irish cooking before. Would be fun to try. Thanks!

  37. Jo said...

    I've never tried but I'd love to!

  38. Rebecca said...

    I've never tried Irish cooking at home.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

  39. itsme said...

    no i have not

  40. ♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

    I have not tried Irish Cooking yet

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  41. ossmcalc said...

    I have not tried Irish Cooking at home. This is pretty sad as my great grandparents came to the United States from County Cork in Ireland.

    Thank you,

    Christine Womack
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  42. Gianna said...

    I've tried a few Irish dishes.

  43. polly said...

    we've made an irish stew several times...very tasty
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  44. eclairre said...

    I havent

  45. carole said...

    I"ve made irish stew and that is about it

  46. Carol L. said...

    I've made a couple of dishes but would love to learn more. There wasn't a box to leave RSS feed name or Google +. Google Feed under Carol Luciano and Google + is Carol Luciano
    Happy Holidays.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  47. nellandstir said...

    I have not tried.

  48. vrtish55 said...

    As far as I know, I haven't tried any Irish recipe.

  49. Kylie said...

    I love Soda Bread- but mine never turns out just right. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

  50. CathyH said...

    Only irish whiskey! Would love to learn these recipes!
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

  51. Nancy said...

    I am new to Irish cooking, but would love to learn!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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