A Return to Ireland: A Culinary Journey from America to Ireland, includes over 100 recipes (Hardcover)
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An exceptional cookbook featuring over 100 recipes celebrating Irish-American heritage.
A Return to Ireland showcases fresh, innovative food and drink recipes which celebrate Irish-American heritage as it weaves the culinary and cultural journey of these two places that the author have come to call home.
From the lush green fields of Gilford in County Armagh now settled in Atlanta, Georgia, author Judith McLoughlin shares her love of whole, fresh Irish ingredients with readers, sending them, one plate at a time, back to a simpler time.
A Return to Ireland also highlights stories and Irish food to celebrate the relationship between Ireland and America.
Just a few recipes featured in this outstanding cookbook: Paddy's Potato and Leek Soup with Chive Puree, Beef and Oyster Pie, Connemara Mountain Lamb with Mixed Carrots and Rosemary Jus, Cead Mile Failte Kale Dip, Oaty Apple Crumble with Pouring Cream, Loin of Bacon with Crispy Cabbage, Colcannon, Irish Stout Chocolate Cake, Crumbled Corn Beef and Sweet Potato Tart, Irish Stout and Onion Soup with Blue Cheese Croutons, Dublin Lawyer Lobster, Pan Roasted Fillet of Halibut with a Lemon and Herb Butter Sauce, Gaelic Steaks, Wexford Strawberry Salad, Barmbrack Charm Bread, Cullen Skink Seafood Bake, Heaney's Hedgerows Pavlova, Celtic Sea Smocked Mackerel with Crispy Toasts, Marmalade Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce.
About the Author
Judith McLoughlin is a professional Irish chef based in Georgia, an author, tour guide and owner of a gourmet food business called The Shamrock and Peach in 2009, specializing in Irish cuisine, in which she has created her own unique food fusion by blending the techniques of her homeland with the newfound flavors of the South. Over the past 10 years, Judith McLoughlin has become one of the most recognized Irish faces and brands in Atlanta, throughout the American South and abroad. Judith grew up in County Armagh in the heart of rural Northern Ireland. She is regularly asked to contribute to food columns in national newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic and also leads numerous discovery tours from the US to Ireland each year. She has worked with Whole Foods, Cooks Warehouse, Aprons Cooking School, Tourism Ireland, and Kerrygold. She has previously published a cookbook entitled The Shamrock and Peach.
“Judith’s beautiful book deftly explores the Irish immigrant story—her own, that of her grandparents, and of the wider Irish-American community—through the medium of recipes passed down through the generations. These now make their way back across the Atlantic in A Return to Ireland.”
—Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America
“With A Return to Ireland, Irish cookery has come of age. Her recipes are steeped in our history and the future of Ireland. From nature to plate, with amazing stories of passion and love from the homeland.”
—Chef Noel McMeel, executive chef of the 5-Star Lough Erne Hotel and author of Irish Pantry
“Judith’s continual passion for Ireland, Irish food and the Irish culture continues to be an inspiration to me and to everyone who meets her here in Georgia. Her zest for life, her stories and her Irish creations in the kitchen are superb and really fun. May the inspiration continue to call people to return to Ireland.”
—Chef Ford Fry, restauranteur and author of Tex-Mex Cookbook
“McLoughlin’s new book is a truly intergenerational exploration of one Irish family’s emigrant journey from the rugged hills of Ireland to the shores of New England and the tastes of home they’ve savored ever since. Do yourself a favor and Return to Ireland without ever leaving your kitchen.”
—Nathan Mannion, Head of Exhibitions and Programmes at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum
“Judith’s inspirational food and storytelling is very much part of this phenomenon that is calling the Irish diaspora home to Ireland to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.”
—Dr. Tim Campbell, director of the St. Patrick’s Center