Brian McDermott's Donegal Table is a cookbook featuring a wonderful selection of Irish inspired recipes, with an emphasis on healthy, delicious family meals.
Award-winning chef, Brian McDermott from County Donegal, showcases local Irish and Donegal recipes based on our cultural cooking traditions and his Donegal mammy's kitchen.
This week I have a signed copy of this wonderful cookbook as a prize for one lucky reader to win. But before we delve into our sweepstakes, let's first explore all that this book has to offer.
Table of Contents
A Lovely Recipe Book
The Donegal Table is what I call a lovely recipe book. I love to browse through my cookbook collection, indulging my senses with a feast of potential dishes and foods to add to my weekly menu.
This book stands out amongst my collection of Irish cookbooks. Not only is it chock full of fantastic Irish recipes, they're presented in a very entertaining, personal, and engaging manner.
Brian's recipes are the sort of food I grew up on, but his witty take on Irish cuisine brings the dishes of my past to life. Reading these recipes was like a vivid trip down a culinary memory lane for me.
Now, I grew up on traditional fare from County Cork, which is very similar to that found in County Donegal, with a few exceptions. A few of the dishes are grounded in the cooking of Ulster, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading their history, and browsing through the beautiful, full-color photography in this user-friendly publication.
This book is brimming over with the type of food I cook day in and day out. My table is laden with Irish fare, and the Donegal Table celebrates all that Irish food has to offer. For years Irish food was often disparaged internationally, but as you know I make no apologies for Irish food. Irish ingredients are fresh, wholesome and full of flavor, and Chef McDermott puts them to work in delicious combinations that deservedly take Irish cooking onto the world stage.
I highly recommend this beautiful, hard cover, illustrated recipe book, that celebrates the Irish and Donegal table and our wonderful Irish culinary heritage.
About Chef Brian McDermott
Brian grew up in Burt in County Donegal. In his book he recalls fond memories of his family coming together at his mother’s kitchen table and connecting over her home cooking. Here's what he says on his website:
"Brian Mc Dermott is an award-winning celebrity Irish chef from Donegal. His latest book, Donegal Table, won Best Cookery Book in the World at the Gourmand World Book Awards in China.
Brian has built a national and international reputation as a chef on one simple belief – that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something everyone should enjoy. Fans of Brian McDermott will already be familiar with his passion for local food and his home county of Donegal which has made him a regular on television and radio and on the Irish food festival circuit."
Brian is one of the expert instructors at the Cookery School at The Foyle Hotel in Moville, County Donegal. In person classes are on hold for now, so Brian is teaching online. You can learn all about his classes on his website.
Where To Buy The Donegal Table
If you're interested in buying this lovely Irish cookbook here's a link for purchasing it from Walmart. It's also available from other book sellers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Brian also has a less expensive cookery book which is available in paperback at Walmart.
Both volumes are beautifully illustrated and the recipes are authentically Irish. This is Irish cuisine at its finest.
One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Brian McDermott's Donegal Table Cookbook.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration why not tell us if you have a favorite Irish dish or meal.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our lucky contestant for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
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Thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends.
Many thanks to Brian for signing a copy of his wonderful book for a reader to win.
Update: Winner Chosen
Our winner has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
I’ll send Sue an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
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Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
Disclosure: I do not have any financial connection with Chef Brian McDermott. The links for purchasing this book are affiliate links, which means that if you should purchase this book through one of these links I will earn a small commission. This post reflects my honest and unbiased thoughts about this work.
Text copyright 2019 by Brian McDermott.
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