Gourmet Ireland Cookbook
Gourmet Ireland Cookbook contains recipes from the owners of Roscoff restaurant in Belfast. This cookbook accompanied their TV series and shares dishes like Warm Potato Pancakes and Gratin of Oysters with Leeks and Chardonnay.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 192 pages
Publisher: BBC Books
Author: Paul and Jeanne Rankin
Description: Paul and Jeanne Rankin are Northern Ireland's best-known chefs and in 1991 their Belfast restaurant Roscoff won the first ever Michelin star in the province. In this, their first book, which accompanies a 15-part television series, they share the secrets of the cooking which has brought them and their restaurant such success.
Paul and Jeanne's starting point is their ingredients. They seek out the best and freshest natural ingredients, found in abundance in their beloved Ireland where the rain and mild climate encourage lush pastures and orchards laden with fruit, and the coasts and loughs teem with fish and seafood.
Influenced by their travels abroad - particularly in California and the Far East - the Rankins work their special magic on the best of Irish produce to create uniquely delicious dishes. These range from the exotic - Gratin of Oysters with Leeks and Chardonnay, for example - to local favourites like Warm Potato Pancakes, and include main courses such as Peppered Venison with Hot and Sour Cabbage and desserts based on local berries and fruits. Many of their excellent and beautifully presented recipes would be sensational at a dinner-party, while others are ideal for an informal family supper.
Inspired by the Rankins' imagination and enthusiasm, few will be able to resist trying their hand at these unusual and exciting dishes.
Condition: Bookboards, interior pages and dust jacket are in very nice condition. Bottom corner tip of front cover's interior flap is clipped.
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