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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
Food historian and cookbook author Theodora Fitzgibbon once said, "All
Irish people have a very sweet tooth," and if you grew up in an Irish
household you know this to be true. In earliest times, the sweet would have
been a simple concoction of fruit and honey; later, cooks found that fruit
and berries were equally delicious baked in pies, puddings, and cakes.
Legendary Irish cook Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House, County Cork, says,
"Homemade apple cakes are the most popular sweet in Ireland," and apples in
general are the basis of a great many traditional and contemporary Irish
desserts. Thanks to the wide variety of apples available in today's market,
an apple "sweet" can be a daily affair.