Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

May 23, 2009

Coming Home’s Anniversary!

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cover1It was a year ago this Sunday that I launched my vegetarian cookery book Coming Home To Cook. Wow! What a year this has been.  I’m celebrating one year of success with a full page review in Organic Matters – Ireland’s Organic Magazine and a profile in Food and Wine – Ireland’s food and drink bible.  I just helped to organize one of the best Slow Food Festivals in the country and I’m looking forward to a summer  at my local Farmers Markets where I sell my book and food that I make from the recipes in it . So,  how did I get from sitting in my flat a year ago, an unknown chef and author with 55 boxes of  book staring at me to now?  There’s  a few boxes of books left,  a year of radio interviews, newspaper and magazine reviews,  well attended cookery demos, people actually recognize my name (ok,there’s several hundred Mary Sheehan’s in Ireland!) and they recognize the book – gotta love that cover!  You can read all about it under Pages –  About – Radio and Print and Reviews and a year of blog postings for all the nitty gritty.  But this year of success is about so much more. It’s about living in Ireland and the generosity of the people I have embraced as friends and those I have  educated about healthy eating through the book and demos. It’s about the simplicity of the book, the family stories that make people feel good and the beautiful photographs. It’s about my family and friends in the states who have supported and encouraged me every step of the way. It’s about the magnificent landscape that keeps me going, even through 2 summers of rain! It’s about the gorgeous array of fresh vegetables, herbs, plants from the land and sea and the farmers and gardeners that makes cooking creativity so easy! And, it’s about believing in myself and my product, working hard and having fun with it all.   Go raibh ma agut. Thank you!

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