Eat West 2013 is a new cookbook showcasing producers and restaurants in the West of Ireland and also raising funds for ISPCC. Find out what Aoife, our reviewer, thought of the cookbook.
Eat West 2013 is a collection of signature recipes, kindly provided by a selection of producers and restaurants spanning Galway, Mayo and Clare.
What the Publishers Say
In putting the cookbook together we hope that you can re-create and enjoy the best of what the West has to offer at home and in doing so raise much needed funds for the ISPCC, a worthy children’s charity.
The West of Ireland, known to many for its rugged coastline, unique landscape and cultural traditions, has in recent years tantalised our taste buds with award winning restaurants and an ever expanding food community. This book will take you on a journey, starting with a selection of some of the finest food producers in the West, absorb the sights, sounds and smells of Galway’s St. Nicholas’ market, and discover the restaurants of the West, where care and attention is taken in selecting the finest, local and seasonal ingredients.
What our Reviewer Thought
I was lucky enough to be chosen to review the Eat West book 2013. It arrived in the post and I initially felt quite daunted as it looked like a cookbook for those who are more talented in the kitchen then me!! However I was pleasantly surprised once I started looking through the recipes as they seemed really lovely but relatively straightforward.
The book is split up into sections. The first one is from producers which includes recipes such as a lovely fruit crumble and instructions for how to portion a whole chicken (which I thought was great as it’s potentially good for saving money).
The second chapter is compiled by restaurants and there are fish recipes, soups and meat recipes in this. I made a lovely brown bread from Mortons which was delicious and also a lovely dish of braised chicken and potatoes with lemon and herbs. The whole family enjoyed it and it was relatively inexpensive, most of the ingredients were already in my cupboard.
This is a lovely cookbook to have in your collection. The best bit being that the book raises money for the ISPCC and at 10 euro it won’t break the bank. It would be a lovely Christmas gift for any aspiring or experienced chefs.
Reviewed by Aoife, mum of 5.
Where to Buy
You can buy the cookbook online on the Eat West 2013 website, all profits go to ISPCC. Also available in retailers, shops and at producers.