Cookery books are extremely popular...there’s been a feast of them in recent years as more and more celebrity chefs emerge not to mention teachers of cookery schools and self style home chefs.
Joining Áine this morning to talk about some of the new books that she likes is food and critic and writer - Lucinda O’Sullivan.
FROM LYNDA’S TABLE – DUBLIN COOKERY SCHOOL BLACKROCK. BEAUTIFUL BOOK €24.99
Lynda Booth describes herself as a collector of chefs. From her early twenties she made a point of travelling around the world and working in interesting and top restaurants to broaden her knowledge. Her Dublin Cookery School is a stunning facility and she always has lots of visiting celebrity chefs to inspire her students. Atul Kochhar, Sunil Ghai, Stephen Gibson, Neven Maguire, Richard Gleeson who worked with Ottolenghi John Wyer who has just opened Forest Avenue.
‘BOOK OF HOME AND FAMILY’ Irish Countrywomen’s Association €22.99 All sorts of old lore and tips….
This is nice and old fashioned in ways. It looks at how to maintain a good relationship – loving your leftovers – how to run a birthday party – how to prepare a guest’s bedroom – how to look after your jewellery and managing your clothes ‘wear it well’.
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S ‘PLENTY’ - OTTOLENGHI is the rave of the moment – a real bible for vegetarians Around €30
SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE €21.99
Not just recipes by host James Martin but by the myriad of famous chefs who appear each week including our own:
Richard Corrigan who gives a recipe salad of Roast Suckling Pig and Oysters
Thomas Keller the legendary American chef shows how to cook his Brined roast chicken
James Martin - Potato Tart with sardines and tomatoes
Other chefs featured include Atul Kochhar , Tom Kitchen, Ken Hom, Gennaro Contaldi, Angela Harnett, Donna Hay, Danny Millar, Michel Roux and Bill Grainger.
NIGELISSIMA – Nigella Lawson’s book on very easy to produce Italian food – great for entertaining. €20
Lucinda is a big fan of Nigella Lawson’s recipes because they are ‘very simple, quick and easy.’ She has made her Moroccan Almond and Orange cake for years.
RICK STEIN’S ‘INDIA’ €26.99
Rick Stein’s India – Every woman in the world loves Rick Stein and this time he was in search of the best curry in India.
Curries of the World by Atul Kochhar who is the first Indian chef to ever get a Michelin Star. He is involved with the Ananda restaurant Dundrum – inspirational man.
INDOCHINE BY LUKE NGUYEN – A wonderful take visually and otherwise of the French occupation of Vietnam and influences on its food.
SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A CELEBRITY …..CHEF? BY CAROLINE JAMES – for people who might enjoy a laugh. An amusing tale around people in and on the periphery of the food world…a cookery school, a few ‘chancers’ …..ending up in Kinsale. Caroline James ran a U.K. ‘Celebrity Chef’ Agency.