A Return to Ireland Cookbook Feature
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In this post, I am featuring an amazing cookbook! A Return to Ireland features over 100 recipes celebrating Irish-American heritage. Please find out more about it below.
A Return to Ireland Cookbook Feature
With A Return to Ireland: A Culinary Journey from America to Ireland, Judith McLoughlin has captured the soul of Irish cooking—a soul which has endured and even flourished in the homes of millions of Irish emigrants and their descendants. From hearty Irish staples to classic comfort foods and so much more, it only takes a taste to transport you across the sea to the Emerald Isle.
Some of the delectable recipes showcasing how Irish food has continued to capture and delight hundreds of miles from its homeland include Beef & Oyster Irish Porter Pie, Armagh Apple & Thyme Chicken, Inis Mor Aran Island Goat Cheese Soufflés, Crumbled Corn Beef & Sweet Potato Tart, Celtic Sea Smoked Mackerel, Date & Pecan Wholemeal Scones, Roasted Red Beets Salad, Saint Nicholas Sweet Mince Pies, Golden Barley & Garden Pea Summer Salad, Irish Cured Ham & Cheddar Cheese Pillows, Celtic Chocolate Yule Log, Owen Brennan’s Bananas Foster, Shamrock & Peach Signature Macaron, Pot O’ Gold with Apple & Gin, and so much more.
With that said, A Return to Ireland is so much more than a collection of classic recipes—it is a record of culinary history that has been passed down from parent to child for generations.
Daniel Mulhall, the Ambassador of Ireland to the US, remarks that “Judith’s beautiful book deftly explores the Irish immigrant story.”
A Return to Ireland presents this shared culture beautifully through anecdotes, insights, and memories drawn from decades of Irish emigrants and Irish-Americans adapting and preparing the same recipes their ancestors once did.
A Return to Ireland is available on Amazon and from your favorite bookseller.
About the Book
An exceptional cookbook featuring over 100 recipes celebrating Irish-American heritage.
A Return to Ireland showcases fresh, innovative food and drink recipes that celebrate Irish-American heritage as it weaves the culinary and cultural journey of these two places that the author has 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 an Irish chef and owner of a gourmet food business in Georgia called The Shamrock and Peach. Specializing in Irish cuisine, Judith has created her own unique food fusion by blending the techniques of her homeland with the newfound flavors of the South. Growing up in County Armagh in Northern Ireland and setting down roots in the South, over the past decade Judith has become one of the most recognized Irish faces and brands in Atlanta, throughout the American South, and abroad. She regularly contributes to food columns in national newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic and leads numerous discovery tours from the U.S. to Ireland each year. She has previously published a cookbook entitled The Shamrock and Peach.