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  • Writer's pictureDanny Joyce | Editor

The Perfect Gift For Home Cooks - The Irish Cook Book by JP McMahon

The Irish Cook Book by JP McMahon (Phaidon 2020), a beautiful hardback book showcasing the past, present and future of Irish cooking, makes for a great Christmas gift for those who love to cook or those who simply love Irish food.

Featuring 480 home-cooking recipes, expect much-loved traditional dishes and lesser-known gems that celebrate the range and quality of Ireland's bounty, from oysters and seaweed on its west coast to beef and lamb from its lush green pastures, to produce and forage from throughout the island. Recipes span soups, stews, potato dishes, pies, puddings, butters, curds, preserves, pickles and breads, with each reflecting author, chef and restaurateur JP McMahon’s passion for Irish food, ingredients and heritage. Sample recipes include Beef Cheeks with Barley and Onions; Dingle Pie and Mussels with Tarragon Mayo and Brown Bread.

March 2023 will see JP launch An Alphabet of Aniar: Notes for a New Irish Cuisine, a reflective companion piece to The Irish Cook Book available now for pre-order, €20 (RRP €25). This book will discuss some of JP’s philosophy and findings from the last eleven years at Aniar through the framework of the alphabet.

he Irish Cookbook by JP McMahon (Phaidon 2020), signed copies available to purchase from, from €55 including postage within Ireland, delivery available worldwide.

An Alphabet of Aniar: Notes for a New Irish Cuisine by JP McMahon, published in March 2023, is available for pre-order now from, €20 (RRP €25).

Keep up to date with the latest news by following Aniar on Instagram and Facebook at @aniarrestaurant, and on Twitter @aniargalway.

Slán go fóill.


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