Cookery – February 2017 – Issue 260


Eating Locally

For beginners and accomplished cooks alike, these recipes from Paula McIntyre’s cookbook showcase the bounty of our local produce.

Paula McIntyre Paula trained as a chef and attended Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island on a scholarship to study culinary arts. She owned her own restaurant in Manchester before returning to Ireland in 1997. She broadcasts each week on the John Toal show on Radio Ulster, is a judge on the Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, and a panellist on the Kitchen Cabinet on Radio 4. Paula also writes a weekly column in Farming Life.

Recipes this month:

  • Daube of Beef with Beetroot and Horseradish
  • Paper Bag Baked Carrots with Lemon Oil, Fennel and Chilli, and Mint Labneh
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Raspberry and Hazelnut Madeleines


Three lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of Paula McIntyre’s Down to Earth Cookbook published by Colourpoint Books. Worth £9.99 each. Simply pick up a copy of the February issue and answer the question to be in with a chance of winning – good luck!

Paula McIntyre’s Down to Earth Cookbook takes easily sourced, local produce and transforms it with simple but delicious recipes. A celebration of what we do best in Northern Ireland – our incredible breads and fish, world-class meats, beautiful local fruit and vegetables and excellent dairy. The recipes aren’t lists of strung out, complicated ingredients with show-off cooking methods. Instead it’s a return to a traditional approach, where the integral parts are allowed to shine. Paula focuses on lesser cuts of meat, fish from the loughs and rivers, soft Ulster breads, traybakes from our heritage, good old-fashioned vegetables, seasonal fruit and traditional preservation methods. Gentle spicing and a few exotic flavours have been added only to make the recipes sing!

Read more in the February issue…


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