Local Author Margaret Hickey, will read from her new book, 'Irelands Green Larder', and there will be some local food, wine [not local] and local music as well. What more could you ask for?
Margaret Hickey is the former Food and Drink Editor at Country Living magazine. She has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian and The Times. She is co-director of Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna and is a regular judge at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival. Her first book, Irish Days, is a collection of oral histories and Ireland's Green Larder is newly published by Unbound.
Want to discover the secrets, miracles and myths behind the food Irish people make and eat? Go no further than Ireland's Green Larder - three books in one – a history book, a cookbook and a story book.
Author Margaret Hickey charts the story of the nation from its engine room: the kitchen. Where conventional histories deal with battles and politicians, Ireland's Green Larderfocuses on the food and drink that the people of Ireland have produced and harvested down the centuries – telling how it was prepared and finding out who ate and drank it. The book begins with the Ceide Fields - a thousand years older than the Pyramids – to the present day, and examines the lives of the people of Ireland down the centuries.
Readers get the chance to literally smell and taste history by recreating historic and delicious recipes that are dotted here and there. Open Ireland's Green Larder at random and you'll find poems and ballads, superstitions and folklore, interviews with contemporary food producers and much, much more.
Darina Allen says it is enchantingly written and chef Richard Corrigan says it's the only social history of Ireland you'll ever need.
There’s food for thought on every page.
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