As soon as you open Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen, you'll know you're in the hands of a master. Darina's bounty of recipes for every season, every course, and every person--there are even stews for beggars and the blind--are all steeped in Irish charm. It's no surprise that this book has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.
Take advantage of market produce with recipes for Wild Plum Gin and Sorrel Pie. Her Jerusalem Artichoke Stew, Ballymaloe Hot Buttered Lobster, and Ivan Allen's Dressed Crab with a side of Pan Boxty (an easy hashbrown-like pie) redefine summer eating. Try all of Darina's Irish soda bread recipes to find the best match for her Apple and Sweet Geranium Gelly.
When fall's chill sets in, Darina will be there with Irishman's Omelet, Potato Onion and Lovage Soup, Michaelmas Goose, Kerry Pies, and Winnie Dunne's Dublin Coddle.
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