Eating for Ireland by Tom Doorley is a nostalgic exploration of iconic Irish (and international) food brands and food culture. Taking a look at how we eat and how we used to eat throughout the years, Eating for Ireland is a must-read, and an ideal Christmas present, for any food-lover and for anyone who has an interest in the food culture of Ireland. Why is lemonade red? How do they get the figs in Jacob's Fig Rolls? And why do some people like Marmite? These and other mysteries are tackled in Eating for Ireland, a collection of short pieces on the weird and wonderful world of food in Ireland. From much-loved sweet treats like Arctic Rolls, Bird's Custard and the '99' to the enduring attractions of bacon and cabbage, processed cheese and Sunday brunch, and from the lamentable state of the country's sausages and rashers to the joys of a proper picnic, there is plenty here to enjoy. What's the right way to make spaghetti Bolognese? And is fast food an acceptable guilty pleasure or just plain wrong? In Eating for Ireland, Tom Doorley gets stuck into all these subjects and more - in his inimitable light-hearted yet authoritative style.I realise now that my wifea#39;s family down in County Meath had had one for decades, but it was a manual affair and itmust have taken days to produce enough to make a potful. ... Of course, the plunger pot was the Nespresso of its day.
|Title||:||Eating for Ireland|
|Publisher||:||Liberties Press - 2014-06-27|