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January 10, 2012

Moorish by Greg and Lucy Malouf

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Title: Moorish Author: Greg Malouf, Lucy Malouf, Genre: Cooking Release Date: 2011 Pages: 213

Moorish is the second cookbook by Greg and Lucy Malouf, restaurateur and food writer respectively. Greg, who is commonly regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative chefs, has been credited with influencing and introducing a generation of chefs and diners to the flavours, tastes and textures of the Middle East through his cooking in O’Connell’s

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Cooking for Mr Latte by Amanda Hesser

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Title: Cooking for Mr. Latte Author: Amanda Hesser Genre: Cooking Publisher: W. W. Norton Release Date: 2004 Pages: 336

Unlike many foodie memoirs that add recipes on to the end of each chapter, Amanda Hesser – one of the food writers at the New York Times – understands the many meanings of food. Cooking for Mr Latte, subtitled A Food Lover’s Courtship, with Recipes, incorporates food as seduction and comfort, a means of binding together families

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Moneystown’s Real Food for Real People

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Title: Real Food for Real People Author: Various Genre: Cookery

As charity cookbooks go, Real Food for Real People is a real gem. The book is part of a fundraising drive for Moneystown National School’s building fund and was produced and published by the Parents’ Committee in this County Wicklow village. But, even though Real Food for Real People was evidentially done on a shoestring, the design quality

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Unwrapped: Green and Black’s Chocolate Recipes edited by Caroline Jeremy

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Title: Unwrapped: Green and Black's Chocolate Recipes Author: edited by Caroline Jeremy Genre: Cookery

Since I first saw this in our local Oxfam shop in Dublin I’ve been having lustful thoughts about it. Green & Black produce fabulous organic Fair Trade chocolate – their spice/orange Maya Gold bar heading the list of my all time favourite chocolates – and the photos that I saw on a brief browse through the book were mouth-watering

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Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World by Gina Mallet

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Title: Last Chance to Eat Author: Gina Mallet Genre: Cooking Publisher: W. W. Norton Release Date: 2004-08-01 Pages: 386

Although cursed with an uninviting cover, Last Chance to Eat, with its investigations into the history and eating of a variety of foodstuffs, is a fascinating read for anyone with even the barest interest in food. For foodies, it should be essential.

Toronto-based Gina Mallet uses her particular memories – a post-WWII childhood in egg-less Britain

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A Paradiso Year: Autumn and Winter Cooking by Denis Cotter

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Title: A Paradiso Year Author: Denis Cotter Genre: Cooking Publisher: Attic Press Release Date: 2006-02-01 Pages: 148

To my sorrow I must admit that I have only once eaten in Denis Cotter’s award-winning CafĂ© Paradiso restaurant in Cork. But that one time, nearly ten years ago now, was mostly memorable for my first taste of polenta. My sociologist student friend felt it was deeply ironic that I should be writing my thesis on the Irish Famine at the time and

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Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends by Rachel Allen

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Title: Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends Author: Rachel Allen Genre: Cooking Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Release Date: 2005 Pages: 224

First there was Myrtle Allen who was responsible for singlehandedly raising the profile and quality of Irish food through her work abroad and in her country house hotel at Ballymaloe. Daughter-in-law Darina backed her up, beginning the Ballymaloe Cookery School and, with her Simply Delicious television series and books, started pushing the message

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The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander

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Title: The Cook's Companion Author: Stephanie Alexander Genre: Cooking Publisher: Penguin Global Release Date: 2007-02 Pages: 1126

This distinctive book – its size and multi-coloured stripes will ensure that you won’t mislay it in your kitchen – is a veritable tome but it is surprisingly readable. It sat on my coffee table for a month, chapters to be digested along with meals, and it has so many post-its hanging out of it to mark the ideas that interest me

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Comfort Food: Eating for Pleasure by Maxine Clark

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Title: Comfort Food Author: Maxine Clark Genre: Cooking Publisher: Aquamarine Release Date: 2001 Pages: 128

Now this cookbook is right up my alley. The combination of the words comfort, food, eating and pleasure – especially in winter – talk far more to me that those hated phrases low fat, slimline and reduced calories. Which isn’t to say that comfort food is going to have a drastic effect on your waistline, although it might! It’s

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Jenny Bristow: A Taste of Sunshine

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Title: A Taste of Sunshine Author: Jenny Bristow Genre: Cooking Publisher: Blackstaff Press Release Date: 2006-02-01 Pages: 128

Northern Irish cookery writer, radio and UTV television presenter Jenny Bristow has chosen to concentrate on Mediterranean food in her latest book, A Taste of Sunshine. With an emphasis on variety, simple ingredients and cooking meals from fresh raw unprocessed ingredients, Jenny comes firmly down on the side of healthy cooking. She doesn’t

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