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THE IRISH KITCHEN
is perhaps the most prolific Irish-American writer of topics
dealing with Irish food and drink.
Holding dual citizenship in
the US and Ireland, Margaret is the author of ten Irish
Cookbooks, An Afternoon Tea cookbook titled 'Tea and Crumpets'.
Her most recent Irish books are 'Flavors of Ireland' (2012), 'Christmas Flavors of Ireland' (2013) and Favorite Flavors of Ireland (2015). She
has authored more than 200 food and travel articles in a number
of publications, including the "Irish Echo," "Irish America
Magazine," "CARA," "Intermezzo, " and Dublin's "Food and Wine"
To see what else Margaret has to offer or to order signed copies of her cookbooks, why not visit her website
Irish cheese is hot, and I don't mean only when it's melted. Popular
brands like Kerrygold's Blarney, Swiss, Vintage Cheddar, and its latest,
Dubliner, along with some newer imports from farmhouse cheesemakers, are a
great way to bring a touch of home to the Irish abroad. Even if you don't
live in an Irish neighborhood where you can run to the corner deli for a
cheese "fix," thanks to on-line shopping, keeping Irish cheese in your fridge
is only a click away. As soon as you find it, try it in these delicious
recipes, two this week and two next, or order from the on-line sources
Where to order cheese on the Web
Traditional Irish Foods Inc., FoodIreland.com,
stocks Irish dairy and delicatessan products (Kerrygold cheeses and butter,
some farmhouse cheeses, bacon, sausages, black and white puddings, smoked salmon)
baked goods, grocery items (biscuits, soups, teas, Lakeshore Wholegrain mustards),
Phone orders to 1-877-IRISHFOOD.
Galtee Irish Breakfasts sells all the ingredients for an Irish breakfast (a fry-up), including rashers
(Irish traditional bacon), bangers (sausages), black and white breakfast puddings,
Irish dairyspread, marmalade, and brown bread.
Phone orders to 1-800-386-7577.
Dean & Deluca, www.deandeluca.com, the
New York gourmet store, offers four Irish farmhouse cheeses on the Web - Cashel
Blue, Carrigaline, Durrus, and Gubbeen - as well as several others including
Cratloe Hills, Bolie, Adrahan, St. Tola, Crozier Blue, St. Killian, Coolea,
Rathgore Blue, and Dubliner in its retail store at
560 Broadway, and by phone order to 1-800-999-0306, ext. 268.
Select Irish farmhouse cheeses can be ordered from www.wholefoods.com
Murray's Cheese Shop, 257 Bleecker St., New York
Phone order only at 1-888-692-4339.