Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

May 26, 2009

Organic Matters Review

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ireland2009-0011Coming Home To Cook celebrated it’s one year anniversary with a full page review inthe May/June edition of Organic Matters Magazine – Irelands’ Organic Magazine.

Here are highlights from it:

Clear Layout The recipes in this cookbook are clear and concise, ideal for novice cooks. Mary’s enthusiasm for food and cooking permeates the book and will inspire anyone keen to improve and expand their vegetarian recipes. She explains unfamiliar ingredients and gives detailed instructions in a simple and clear way as if she were there with you in the kitchen. There are recipes for soups, salads, main courses with side dishes and breads and pastries. In the main meal section she has included a number of recipes uing tofu and succeeds in spicing up this most bland of ingredients. Anyone cooking for restricted diets will be delighted with the recipe for a gluten free, dairy free yeast bread. Also included are recipes for vegans.  These include chocolate cake and pumpkin pie.

Ancestral Stories The book highlights Mary’s dual citizenship. There are stories which she was told by her grandfather about his grandmother – traveling fifty miles to the Cork butter market during famine times; his journey to America, etc.

She uses cup measurements and Fahrenheit which are standard in American cookbooks, but can be slightly confusing in Ireland. Luckily there is a handy conversion table at the back of the book. Better still, if you buy the book, I would suggest you get some cup measurements for yourself. Once you have them, you’ll be looking for other cookbooks that use them.  Coming Home To Cook is a welcome addition to any cook’s bookshelf.

Recipes

Then she gives my Indian Potato Cauliflower Soup  and Chocolate Oatmeal Nut Cookie recipes.

Go to Coming Home To Cook to order or run out to your local health shop or bookstore to get this lovely book.  Thanks Kate and Cait for a great review!

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