I collect cookbooks. I love trying new recipes, and looking for inspiration in the kitchen. There are some cookbooks I use on an almost weekly basis, and others that have good ideas but don’t get used all that frequently. It’s come to the point where I have to make space on my cookbook shelf, so a few cookbooks that I like but don’t use very frequently have to go. I am giving away a copy of The Irish Heritage Cookbook that is from my own bookshelf.
The Irish Heritage Cookbook is divided into sections: From the Land, From the Farm, From the Dairy, From the Hillside, From the Waters, From the Wild, From the Hearth, and From the Orchard and Fields. It has traditional Irish recipes with a gourmet spin, so you will see recipes for Irish stew, boxty, colcannon, soda bread (several recipes), trifle, and other Irish classics, as well as recipes that use Irish ingredients, like Cashel blue cheese, black pudding, Irish bacon, steel-cut oats and Kerrygold cheddar. For the person with food allergies, there are plenty of meat recipes that do not use any dairy or gluten. For the traditional foodist, other than many of the desserts being made with white flour and sugar, this is a goldmine of recipes.
Pureed Parsnips (alternative to mashed potatoes that can be made dairy-free)
Red Cabbage Braised in Mead
Onion and Murphy’s Stout Soup
Spiced Pork Roast with Apple-Thyme Cream Sauce
Beef and Guinness Casserole
Salmon and Spinach Terrine
Oatmeal Bars (made with steel-cut oats, raisins, and chocolate; these are a step up from your classic oatmeal cookie)
Irish Heritage Trifle
Sound good so far? I’m not even listing any of the great dairy recipes (for those who can have dairy), or the recipes for game and lamb. If you would like to win this book, just leave a comment. For a second entry, tell someone about the giveaway, and leave a comment letting me know what you did. For a third entry, mention this giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment linking to your blog post.
Also, if you want to enter to win something else, Sarah at Heart of Cooking is giving away a copy of her great-sounding holiday meal planner and dessert recipe e-book, go here to read more and to enter her giveaway too!
Drawing ends 12/9. I will post a winner on 12/10.
This giveaway is now closed. See who won!