30 review for The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Abigail Advincula

    A toothsome read. Life in grad school can be hard sometimes, but this compendium of savory foods works as a culinary safety blanket of sorts - cheering me up when everything seems down and I am out of sorts. I did actually cook some of the recipes from the book, by the way: -Leek & Potato Soup - creamy and delicious; a little conservative flavor profile-wise, but otherwise a top-notch Spring or Fall soup -Split Pea & Ham Soup - a much heartier dish, excellent for winters after a long-day of tramp A toothsome read. Life in grad school can be hard sometimes, but this compendium of savory foods works as a culinary safety blanket of sorts - cheering me up when everything seems down and I am out of sorts. I did actually cook some of the recipes from the book, by the way: -Leek & Potato Soup - creamy and delicious; a little conservative flavor profile-wise, but otherwise a top-notch Spring or Fall soup -Split Pea & Ham Soup - a much heartier dish, excellent for winters after a long-day of tramping out in the cold; truly a meal to revive a man drained of his energy, or... a heavy-enough meal to put a small Asian girl to sleep -Roasted Leek with Parsley - good, but nothing much to rave about here, just roasted vegetables; don't crowd the leeks, I guess, to make sure the caramelization process dominates and not the boiling process -Roasted Beet Packages with Horseradish Butter - surprisingly tasty! never had much of an appreciation for beets until I tried them roasted with thyme and plenty of butter, be careful with handling these tasty morsels else you risk everything you own being stained a rather flattering shade of pink -Buttered Kale with Chives & Lemon - good, but really basic; I mean, the recipe is just boiled kale with lemon and butter, so....what was I expecting? -Barm Brack (yeast bread with added raisins) - an astoundingly good loaf of bread, chock full of dried fruit; the only acceptable way to eat this bread is fresh out the oven, slathered in butter, and then rammed down one's gullet as fast as possible -Currant Shortbread - crispy, buttery, and fragrant and perfectly paired with a steaming cup of tea (preferably earl grey or lady grey) -Irish Coffee - it was alright I suppose, but I'm not the biggest drinker of Irish Whiskey, so maybe I need to drink way more whiskey and then give this another go I'll be updating this review for years to come with my thoughts on the food. I most definitely won't be downing Guinnesses and flailing about in a drunken attempt to emulate the cast of Riverdance as I cook. Smiles broadly

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brianne

    Let me start off by saying I'm not a huge fan of cooking. I mean can cook, but it's just not something I seek out. That being said, this book made me want to cook (and bake). The recipes all looked good and sounded easy enough and oh my gosh the pictures. The paper is glossy and it feels good and the pictures are gorgeous (they have a picture of every recipe that will make your stomach growl and they've included pics of Ireland throughout the book)! I would recommend this!! Let me start off by saying I'm not a huge fan of cooking. I mean can cook, but it's just not something I seek out. That being said, this book made me want to cook (and bake). The recipes all looked good and sounded easy enough and oh my gosh the pictures. The paper is glossy and it feels good and the pictures are gorgeous (they have a picture of every recipe that will make your stomach growl and they've included pics of Ireland throughout the book)! I would recommend this!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jodie

    I really liked the recipes in this book. They are warm and inviting and just delicious. I can't wait to try some of them throughout the year. Yummy, goodness. I really liked the recipes in this book. They are warm and inviting and just delicious. I can't wait to try some of them throughout the year. Yummy, goodness.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Great authentic Irish recipes. This is comfort food at its best. Every recipe has a photo, as well as beautiful photos of Ireland.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kirk Dobihal

    Wished there was a little more literature on cooking methodology on the four main divisions: Appetizers & Snacks, Entrees, Vegetables & Sides, and Desserts & Drinks. The recipes included look to be classic Irish.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Deanna

    I love to read cookbooks and have hundreds of them around my house. I originally bought this for a friend, hoping for scone recipes (spoiler: there aren't any). But, I found plenty of others that are definitely "cookable" so I bought myself a copy. Many recipes seem similar to Scottish foods we love so I am anxious to give them a try. I love to read cookbooks and have hundreds of them around my house. I originally bought this for a friend, hoping for scone recipes (spoiler: there aren't any). But, I found plenty of others that are definitely "cookable" so I bought myself a copy. Many recipes seem similar to Scottish foods we love so I am anxious to give them a try.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary Howd

    Good recipes that appear to be authentic. Presented in a user-friendly way.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Darbie

    Great book for basic Irish cooking and elevated enough that you look like a foodie when plating these dishes. All of the instructions have proven true without alterations in temp or time.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anie

    This is a nice looking book; nice photographs and what look to be good recipes. I'm not sure how much I'll be cooking out of this, but I definitely want to give the soda breads a try. Updates to come later. 2020 edit: Recipes are great. Good soda breads, really great ham and split pea soup (i.e. the soup that converted me to split pea soup), good potato-and-leek soup. Super, super solid book. This is a nice looking book; nice photographs and what look to be good recipes. I'm not sure how much I'll be cooking out of this, but I definitely want to give the soda breads a try. Updates to come later. 2020 edit: Recipes are great. Good soda breads, really great ham and split pea soup (i.e. the soup that converted me to split pea soup), good potato-and-leek soup. Super, super solid book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Hall

    Good variety of recipes, all the standards you would expect plus many new ones. Who knew seafood would be prevelant? Very good photographs. Easy, step by step directions, and conversions for more unusual ingredients. Look forward to trying several of these.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Authentic Irish Pub recipes.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joseph H. Duncan

  13. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  14. 4 out of 5

    Susanna Turose-Gaddy

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bernhard

  16. 4 out of 5

    David Francis

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tina Cassibo

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

  19. 5 out of 5

    Vy

  20. 4 out of 5

    Paul Gustafson

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brianna Merritt

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kyla K

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ray Klundt

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Loesch

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Ma Grape

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Ireland

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia McGee

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bookish

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shar

  30. 5 out of 5

    ALM

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