Recipes from The Farmette Cookbook

The Farmette Cookbook

The Farmette Cookbook documents Imen McDonnell’s extraordinary Irish country cooking journey, which began the moment she fell in love with an Irish farmer and moved across the Atlantic to County Limerick. This book’s collection of 150 recipes and colorful stories chronicles nearly a decade-long adventure of learning to feed a family (and several hungry farmers) while adjusting to her new home (and nursing a bit of homesickness). Along the way she teaches us foundational kitchen skills and time-honored Irish traditions, sharing wisdom from her mother-in-law and other doyennes of Irish cooking. We learn the ritual of Sunday lunch, pudding, and tea. We go along with her on wild crafting walks–the country version of foraging for wild edibles. We visit her local fishmonger to see what we can create with his daily catch from the sea. Along the way we see how she’s deviated from classic Irish recipes to add contemporary or American twists.

Sheet pan lined with parchment and sliced maple roasted parsnips

Maple Roasted Parsnips

Just three ingredients–parsnips, maple syrup, and olive oil. And it’s so easy. Just slice, toss, roast, and be reminded just how nice simple tastes.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Salt Vinegar Potato Chips

Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

A salty, tangy, crunchy classic that’s spectacular with beer and just as good on their own. Here’s how to make them at home.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Farmer Cheese

Farmer Cheese

This easy homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, and lovely, sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6