Today we have published Cornucopia at Home by Eleanor Heffernan and the Cornucopia team. This is a cookbook which has been tipped by The Bookseller magazine to be one of the bestselling cookery titles for Christmas.
Cornucopia at Home, which has been approved by the Vegetarian Society of the UK, contains a selection of the most popular and enduring recipes from the Cornucopia vegetarian wholefood restaurant in Dublin. Cornucopia at Home is for people who like vegetarian food, who like wholefood, who like comforting food, who like health food and who like to cook everything from scratch — Cornucopia at Home (ISBN 978-0-9552261-4-4, Hardback, 246 x 189mm, 564pp, €39, £30).
Cornucopia’s food aims to achieve a happy union between health and taste. The philosophy of the restaurant is based on the axiom of Hippocrates , “let food be your medicine.” The restaurant was started by Deirdre and Neil McCafferty in 1986 and is about to undergo a major expansion.
The introduction by Deidre McCafferty outlines the philosophy that has been her guiding light over the years of running the restaurant. There is a section on the basic elements of the Cornucopia kitchen both ingredients and utensils. Each section includes an introduction, followed by tips and explanations, the recipes come next. The book contains delicious and satisfying recipes with consideration for the following dietary requirements: Vegan; Gluten-free; Yeast-free, Dairy-free; Egg-free; Nut allergy and Sugar free. Each chapter contains a variety of recipes suitable for each diet, clearly marked by symbols on each page.
Cornucopia at Home is available at www.corkuniversitypress.com
some advanced reviews...
'A true and inspiring generosity has been created and sustained over more than two decades in Cornucopia, establishing this unique food destination as one of the iconic Dublin addresses. Cornucopia has fed its customers in many ways, giving us great food that speaks of the concerns of the world and its culinary cultures, and inflecting these concerns with the spirit of the city. Deirdre and the Cornucopia team have achieved something of true, enduring value and Cornucopia at home that achievement.'
John McKenna, The Bridgestone Guides
'Packed with recipes and detailed information on the ingredients and fuelled by the spirit of the restaurant it comes from Cornucopia at home will be a very useful reference for anyone wanting to create simple, tasty and healthy food at home.'
Denis Cotter (Cafe Paradiso, Cork) author of Paradiso Seasons and Wild
garlic, gooseberries . and me
Thanks so much for sending Cornucopia at Home --it's staggeringly beautiful and comprehensive
Celia Brooks Brown
Author of World Vegetarian Classics and New vegetarian