Cookbooks Tried and Tested: Rory O’Connell’s Cook Well, Eat Well.

For the sake of full disclosure, let me remind you all that I live in Cork and that Rory O’Connell is a local food hero. I am, in this case, a biased reviewer. Fortunately, his book lived up to expectations…and then some.

Rory O’Connell’s first book, Master It, won the prestigious André Simon Food Book Award in 2013. It is, in essence, a concise cookery course with sections devoted to various techniques: stocks and soups, pan-frying, casserole-roasting, hot puddings, a few cakes, and so on. In his second book, Cook Well, Eat Well, O’Connell continues in the role of teacher but this time presents his recipes in a series of separate menus. d423 45d7 9c51 1c9f75f1da49 inline original.jpeg?ixlib=rails 2.1

Each menu contains three courses, a starter, a complementary main course and something sweet to close. The meals are arranged according to the seasons and for each season there is one vegetarian meal. O’Connell takes seasonal cooking as his starting point …Click here to read on.

11 thoughts on “Cookbooks Tried and Tested: Rory O’Connell’s Cook Well, Eat Well.

  1. I have just emailed my eldest daughter and told her to stop fretting about our ‘pre-Christmas Christmas’ because we won’t be together … so long as she brings this book I will be more than content and I will be cooking up Rory delights on the day it self when I am on my own and shall be a very happy little piglet 🐖 x

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  2. I have to confess to not being familiar with Mr O’Connell’s books but this sounds fabulous and your review is, too. My god, that honey-roasted aubergine topped with ricotta sounds/looks incredible. And the meatballs and the hummus. And the roasted cauliflower – I adore roasted cauliflower. The Sicilian is beautiful 🙂 I tell you, if I lived on the same island as you, I’d be inviting myself round for dinner. I saw Mr O’C’s comment on IG – chuffed to bits for you! I’m putting the book on my wishlist xx

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  3. Just saw the news and Ireland was on it. Said it was experiencing high winds and heavy rains from one of the hurricanes…are you guys okay??? I know your used to rain, but add some heavy winds and it can get mighty scary…..anyway thinking of you all….XXkat

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