Favorite Flavors Of Ireland by Margaret M Johnson – Book Review
Have you ever visited a place and instantly fallen in love?
From the first time that Margaret McGlew Johnson set foot in Ireland, the home of her ancestors, she became smitten. In fact, Margaret was so taken with the sights, sounds and people of Ireland, that she extended her initial permit to visit the country for three months into three decades!
To say that Margaret’s visit to Ireland changed the entire trajectory of her life would be a massive understatement!
Once an English and Journalism teacher, Margaret found her true calling: sharing her love of Ireland and its cuisine with others.
Favorite Flavors Of Ireland demonstrates Margaret’s immense labor for all things Irish. In her 10th cookbook, Margaret not only shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes, but she passionately shares the customs and traditions of her Irish kinfolk as well.
The recipes in Favorite Flavors Of Ireland celebrate the special flavors of each Irish season and often include the fascinating history history behind the recipe. You’ll find mouth-watering photographs of many of the recipes, interspersed with photos of the picturesque Irish countryside. You’ll learn about Gaelic festivals and fairs. You’ll find a glossary with useful information about specialized foods and terms as well as a list of Irish food, drink and tourism websites.
For your convenience, Margaret provides cooking measurements in both US/Imperial and metric units.
It’s hard to imagine not falling in love with Ireland after perusing the pages of this lovely cookbook! I seriously think I’d like to sample a little of everything after pouring through Favorite Flavors Of Ireland a few times.
Whether you’re delighting in a Blueberry-White Chocolate Muffin, a slice of Knsale Brown Soda Bread, or a Scone – dining on a Shephard’s Pie with Cheddar Crust or a Peppered Pork Loin Roast – or savoring a Baileys White Chocolate Tart With Raspberry Coulis – Favorite Flavors Of Ireland deserves a place in your home.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
About Margaret M. Johnson
Magaret McGlew Johnson grew up in a typical Irish-American family in Massachusetts where talk and tastes of “the old country” were prevalent, and became “beyond smitten” with Ireland when she finally had the opportunity to visit in 1984.
From that year forward, the former English/Journalism teacher decided that her love of cooking and her passion for Ireland would be her life’s work.
Margaret is the author of 10 cookbooks that place Irish cuisine in the spotlight.
She frequently appears at Irish food and cultural events and lives in Westhampton Beach, NY, when she’s not visiting her ancestral home in Ireland.
For More Information
- Visit Margaret’s Website.
- Connect with Margaret on Facebook and Twitter.
- Visit Margaret’s book page at Ambassador International.
- Favorite Flavors Of Ireland is available on Amazon.
For More Great Books
- Visit Create With Joy – Book Reviews.
- Follow Create With Joy on GoodReads.
- Join us at The Book Nook At Create With Joy – a community for book lovers!
Stay In Touch!
Follow Create With Joy On:
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Ambassador International for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
Copyright © 2016 by Create With Joy. All Rights Reserved.
If you see this content posted elsewhere, please contact the site owner.
Thank you for helping to prevent content theft!