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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cookbook of the Year

I just opened up my fresh new hard copy of "The Country Cooking of Ireland" by Colman Andrews and I have to say that I am beyond impressed. Andrews won two of the top 2010 James Beard Awards for this comprehensive cookbook: Cookbook of the Year and Best International Cookbook. And now I know why.

Many of the recipes open with interesting stories about ingredients, histories, and local traditions. The photographs are both breathtaking and mouth-watering at the same time. This book has everything from country soups to wholesome yet decadent desserts. The first thing I am going to make is "The Best Shepherd's Pie".