Favorite Flavors Of Ireland – Book Review

Favorite Flavors Of Ireland

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.

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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

Margaret McGlew 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.


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18 Responses to “Favorite Flavors Of Ireland – Book Review”

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  1. Perfect timing for sharing this book. So often we think that the only option for St. Pat’s day is corned beef or potatoes.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic cookbook. My favorite cookbooks are always the ones with traditions and stories and all of the wonderful history behind the recipes. 😉

  4. jama says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland and know so little about the food, so this book looks perfect for me. Thanks for featuring it!

  5. jama says:

    Ive always wanted to visit Ireland and know so little about the food, so this book looks perfect for me. Thanks for featuring it!

  6. XmasDolly (linky)
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Now that sounds pretty interesting. Thanks so much for sharing. HUGS & hope you’re having a good weekend.

  7. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Looks like gorgeous photos. And so timely as we creep up on St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. Sounds like a fun cookbook! I love cookbooks with beautiful photography.

  9. Miz Helen says:

    What a great book review and a great recipe. Hope you have a very blessed week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  10. swathi says:

    Looks like the book has lot of delicious recipe, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  11. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This cookbook would have been a perfect addition to our study of Ireland a few months ago! (http://desperatehomeschoolers.com/2015/09/17/our-weeks-in-the-british-isles-and-ireland-with-winter-promise-children-around-the-world/)

    Thanks so much for linking up at Booknificent Thursday this week on Mommynificent.com!

  12. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Ireland on several occasions and the food is just amazing! It’s so different from what many people think of as ‘Irish food’. Favourite Flavors of Ireland sounds like a wonderful book – I’m going to keep my eyes open for it! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  13. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks fun! Thanks for sharing at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!

  14. Kippi says:

    I love to cook, so I will checkout her book. Happy Spring, Kippi

  15. Mother of 3 says:

    Ooh; blueberry white chocolate chip muffins sound fantastic. I just love a good cookbook.

  16. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    I love this kind of cookbook/travelogue! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!


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