Margaret Johnson has always had an interest in food and a passion for Europe. In 1992 she wrote her first book, Festival Europe: Fairs and Celebrations Throughout Europe, and followed with two cookbooks published in Dublin:Ireland: Grand Places, Glorious Food (1993) and Cooking with Irish Spirits (1995).
She has since authored six more cookbooks—The Irish Heritage Cookbook, (1999), The New Irish Table (2003), Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles and Fools (2004), The Irish Pub Cookbook (2005), The Irish Spirit (2006), and Tea & Crumpets (2009).
Margaret has also written hundreds of food and travel pieces for newspapers and magazines and has lectured on Irish food and drink at Irish cultural events, food festivals, and on cruise ships. She’ll be leading “Flavors of Ireland” tours in May and October for Quinlan Tours
Margaret's newest book, Flavors of Ireland, (Ambassador International), invites readers – cooks and armchair travelers alike – on a culinary tour of one of Europe’s fastest growing food destinations. Always known for its lush landscapes, friendly people, and unique heritage, Ireland has a distinctive food culture thanks to the geography, climate and history of the people who settled here centuries ago. Part recipe collection, part travel guide and part history, the book offers an insightful look into the ingredients that shape the country’s cooking: a rich array of vegetables and fruits; succulent beef, lamb, and dairy produce; smoked, cured, and spiced fish and meat and fields of nourishing barley, wheat, and rye.
It’s filled with evocative photos that transport you to the Irish countryside and has more than 70 authentic recipes ranging from homey Potato-Apple-Butter Bake to trendy Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Tart. Delicious!
Also visit www.margaretmjohnson.com for more details.