Real Irish Food

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


People in Ireland are sometimes mortified by what Americans think of as ?Irish food.? That?s because the real thing is much subtler and more delicious than any platter of overcooked corned beef and mushy cabbage could ever be. Real Irish food is brown soda bread so moist it barely needs the yolk-yellow butter; fragrant apple tarts with tender, golden crusts; rich stews redolent of meaty gravy and sweet carrots; crisp-edged potato cakes flipped hot from a skillet directly onto the plate. Forget meatloaf or mac and cheese?this stuff is the original comfort food.

Real Irish Food is the first comprehensive cookbook to bring classic Irish dishes to America with an eye for American kitchens and cooks, and with tips and tricks to help reproduce Irish results with American ingredients. Transform plain white fish by baking it with grated sharp cheese, mustard, and crumbs. Discover that celery takes on new life when sliced, simmered in chicken stock, and served in a lightly thickened sauce.


Additional Information


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (March 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1435152115
ISBN-13: 978-1629143149
ASIN: 1629143146
Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches


DAVID BOWERS is a food writer and photographer. He writes an award-winning grilling column for Cabin Life magazine, and he is the author of Bake It Like a Man, Dad?s Own Housekeeping Book, and Real Irish Food. Bowers lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

2 reviews for Real Irish Food

  1. 5 out of 5


    A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Every Recipe Is A Keeper!

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