Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Pat's

And for choosing a dish of good Irish flavor today, my vote would be for one from famed author, Gordon Snell, and his Rhyming Irish Cookbook , which also happens to be one of the long-standing favorites on my own personal cookbook shelf.

An Irish cookbook that's all in rhyme with old favorites from days gone by like Dublin Coddle, Irish Stew, Barm Brack and Colcannon, Irish Coffee, Nettle Soup, Trout baked with wine -- and more. It's fun and yet the recipes are amazingly easy to follow. Practical and entertaining with new and old starters, main courses, desserts and drinks -- all told in amusing verse, with a wee bit of the blarney thrown in for good measure, of course (well, just a smidge, actually).

Gordon Snell has written many books for children as well as comedy and satire for adults. He lives in Dublin with his wife, best-selling author, Maeve Binchy.

So Erin Go Bragh and have a great weekend, one and all. And of course, for all those of you who'll be popping over to Fifth Avenue later today here in NYC -- Enjoy the parade! Peace.
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