The New Irish Table Cookbook Review

The New Irish Table Cookbook Review

Title: The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs
Author: Leslie Conron Carola
Published: February 7, 2017, Imagine
No. of Pages: 240
Cover Price: $24.99 Hardcover

The recipes in The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefsby Leslie Conron Carola, is a beautiful cookbook full of beautiful pictures of the Irish countryside, as well as mouthwatering dishes that will change your ideas about just what Irish food really is. Carola has collected recipes from Ireland’s top chefs, and they are absolutely nothing like corned beef and cabbage that is thought by many to be what the Irish eat.

Salmon is very popular in Ireland, and there are several recipes in this cookbook to showcase it. The Poached Salmon with Irish Butter Sauce was fabulous, and the leftover salmon was perfect in the Orange, Spinach, and Salmon Salad. There is a recipe for Ballymaloe Brown Yeast Bread; I have made it several times to rave reviews and have now adapted it to my automatic bread machine for the dough. The Ballyknocken Tea Scones were delicious with some clotted cream and raspberry jam that I brought from London. There is a West Coast Chowder recipe that is divine, and Potato, Prawn, and Lime Soup that is also good. Other recipes in the queue are a decadent looking Chocolate Steamed Pudding, as well as Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Pork with Stuffing, Sautéed Potatoes, and Apple Compote.

The crumpet recipe took a bit of adjusting because I live in a high altitude, but the crumpets turned out yummy in the end. There are several good desserts, and dozens of great main dishes. The book includes some beautiful pictures of the food – almost every dish, as well as pictures of the regions that the dishes are from.

Anyone who loves to cook, especially new dishes from foreign lands, will love this cookbook. It is one that I plan to cook from for years to come and is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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