Cookery – August 2023 – Issue 336


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Galway chef JP McMahon continues to pioneer and explore Irish cuisine through his latest cookbook.

The newest cook book from chef, restaurateur, activist and academic JP McMahon entitled ‘An Alphabet of Aniar: Notes for a New Irish Cuisine’ offers a fascinating insight into JP’s experiences and learnings over the last twelve years at his Michelin-starred restaurant Aniar in Galway’s West End as well as his many interests and passions through the framework of the alphabet. It’s intended as a reflective companion piece to his larger and more comprehensive book, ‘The Irish Cook Book’, published in 2020.
‘The Irish Cook Book features 500 recipes celebrating the range and quality of Ireland’s bounty, from oysters and seaweed on its west coast to beef and lamb from its lush green pastures, to produce and forage from throughout the island. For me there wasn’t the need to bring out a book with more recipes as these were covered in the first book, but rather produce something that explores the possibilities of the Irish larder.’

Here’s a selection of the mouth watering recipes featured in this issue to whet your appetite.

  • Oyster with Seaweed and Sea Herbs
  • Sea Urchin with Buttermilk and Tarrago

Read more in the August issue…


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