It is quite a common assumption that Irish culinary talents extend no further than the preparation of potatoes and the brewing of strong whiskey. This belief, however, is erroneous, as the rich and diverse offerings in Traditional Irish Recipes demonstrate.
Included in this beautifully designed cookbook are dozens of wonderful, authentic Irish recipes for soups, fish, meat, vegetables, bread and cakes, sweets, and drinks, all presented in artist George L. Thomson's elegant calligraphy. Accenting each page are stunning designs conceived in the spirit of the illuminators of the Book of Kells. Each of the seventy-one dishes is featured on a single page, affording a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
About the Author
George L. Thomson was born in Scotland in 1916. At the age of sixteen he was given a scholarship to Edinburgh College of Art and studied under Irene Wellington, possibly the finest calligrapher of this century. His first book, Better Handwriting, was an immediate bestseller. Following this publication, Thompson began working on a traditional cookbook series which to date, includes Christmas Recipes and Traditional Scottish Recipes as well as his newest addition, Traditional Irish Recipes. Since retiring from teaching art, Thomson had become a visiting lecturer and has numerous commissions for his artwork which, besides calligraphy, includes wood and stone carving, pottery, book binding, and engraving.
TRADITIONAL IRISH RECIPES
By George L. Thompson
88 pp. 8¼ x 11¾
65 b/w illus. Index
EAN: 978-0-88289-339-6 pb