The Joy of Food is a celebration of everything chef Rory O'Connell is passionate about: first-rate ingredients, simple and respectful cooking techniques and the absolute pleasure that comes from enjoying and sharing the result.
Accompanying the recipes are Rory's charming original illustrations and personal essays in praise of everything from hazelnuts to the humble hen. This is a book for food lovers. It includes recipes such as mackerel cakes with spiced tomato oil, Mexican courgette salad, chicken, garlic and watercress broth. There is a section dedicated to pantry and preserving and the essays are simply a joy to read. Rory's passion for cooking and good food jumps off every page.
About Rory: Rory O'Connell co-founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister Darina Allen in 1983. He worked for many years with Myrtle Allen at Ballymaloe House where he was head chef. During his tenure at Ballymaloe, Rory was twice awarded Ireland's chef of the year.
Praise for this book: 'What a gift The Joy of Food is. The recipes, the illustrations, the knowledge, are all, indeed, a total joy. Rory is a masterful teacher but it is his love of ingredients that will send you straight into the kitchen' Yotam Ottolenghi.
The Joy of Food would make a gorgeous gift for the foodie in your life with our terracotta salt pot, a set of linen napkins and an Irish wood chopping board
This book is Hardbook format and measures 23cm x 15.5cm x 3.5cm. 337pages.