Anna Haugh’s Irish Kitchen: Modern Home Cooking with Irish Heart

Interlink. Aug. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781623716813. $35. COOKING
Irish culture and travel are always in fashion, but now it’s time for the cuisine to join in. Haugh, a restaurateur and television personality, has created a cookbook that’s been steeped in tradition but brought into the modern era with her winning approach, presenting food that home cooks will want to make and eat. The book covers an array of categories, from 20-minute meals to festive feasts. Each recipe is introduced with a tidbit about Haugh’s family and the strong connection between home and food formed in their Irish kitchens. The recipes are clearly written in manageable steps with stunning photographs that bring dishes such as sea bream puttanesca to vivid and enticing life. Vegetarian and vegan recipes have their own section, featuring approachable and enticing dishes, such as the no-waste vegan pulled pork with slaw. Rounding out this delightful collection are several dessert recipes that use intriguing ingredients such as carrot jam.
VERDICT A well-rounded entry into global cuisine that home cooks will embrace. A winner for all collections.
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