Thursday, December 30, 2010

itsa... hit!

Here in Village Books we are delighted with the new opening of Itsa bagel cafe in Malahide, especially as they have their very own cookbook, for us to indulge in. 

Irish Times food writer, chef and restaurateur Domini Kemp has compiled a collection of delicious recipes for the everyday cook.  Domini takes into consideration our modern lifestyles and ingredients are kept simple, healthy and accessible.  The tone of the cookbook is inviting, casual and honest mentioning that she gets 'slagged off' for freezing sourdough bread for emergency toast and the fish pie recipe "serves 6 - 8 hungry blokes, possibly 10 ladylike guests"

There is an array of recipes to try your hand at, with Domini emphasising the 3 things that everyone should know before leaving home and that's how to cook a steak, make a good vinaigrette and roast a chicken.  The book is divided into 6 chapters with 'no-fuss dinners' for your midweek cooking, and then 'show off' for that something special.  The recipes for 'sweet stuff' are simple, straight forward desserts with "no faffing around".

I personally can't wait to try the broad bean hummous and Itsa's famous Vegetable Lentil Soup.  Yum!

Buy Itsa Cookbook by Domini Kemp for €19.99 in Village Books

1 comment:

Susan Reid said...

Thank you for the mention & hope the book is selling well!
itsa bagel ltd

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