Jp McMahon is a chef, restaurateur, and author.He is culinary director of the EatGalway RestaurantGroup and runs the Aniar Boutique CookerySchool. Founding chair and director of the GalwayFood Festival, Jp is an ambassador for Irish food.He organises an annual international chefsymposium entitled Food on the Edge in Galwayand writes a weekly column for the Irish Times.
"The Irish Cookbook inspires at the hands of renowned chef JP McMahon... and celebrates the unique culinary culture of the islands and the roots of its hearty flavours and warm hospitality."-Forbes"This is a hefty refutation of any lingering sense that food culture away from the mainland of Europe is about assembling as many beige and brown items as possible and encasing them in pastry... 480 recipes which showcase the extraordinary produce found across the island of Ireland, from oysters and fish to beef and lamb, as well as pointing out all sorts of bits and pieces that can be easily foraged."-Esquire"A monumental tome on Irish cuisine."-Food & Wine"Explores Ireland's storied culinary heritage through 480 beautifully shot recipes. Taste your way from the wave pounded fishing villages of the west coast to the misty mountains of the Sperrins Region..."-Food & Travel"Confident, varied and often sophisticated... In The Irish Cookbook, Mr McMahon presents an Ireland that is wild and ancient, but also cosmopolitan and pragmatic."-Mr Porter"With an eye on terrain, McMahon offers both authentic and innovative approaches to modern Irish cooking."-Publishers Weekly"The new story of Irish food."-The Irish Times"The weighty collection investigates the 'peasant tradition' presumption, explores historical and contemporary cooking (McMahon went deep into Irish recipe archives), and champions the produce Ireland naturally offers up."-The Irish Examiner