Last night, I was honoured to be at the launch of Dianne Curtin’s book, The Creators: Individuals of Irish Food.
It was held in the enticing Interior Livings, McCurtain Street, Cork, and such was the night, that the guests flowed out onto the street; some of the braver passers-by were tempted by the smell of the Caherbeg Black and White puddings cooking away, the sight of Alan Hasset opening fresh Roaring Water Bay oysters from Colin Whooley, the tastes of Gubbeen Cheese, Fingal’s Salamis, Woodcock Smoked Tuna, chocolates from Eve St Ledger and Ummera Smoked Salmon and Gravadlax.
John McKenna of the Bridgestone Food Guides fame launched the book with much acclaim and enthusiasm. John pronounced that small producers are NOT vertically challenged people any longer, but are Creators!
Reviews of Dianne’s book will soon be out and I am sufficently biased to exclude myself from such a task, but I’ll post them as they come in. Suffice to say that the quality of the book is quite superb, from the text to the photographs (taken by Phil Curtin), to the paper, size, recipes etc etc. This is a “Must Have” book.
You can buy the book from our website (as well as many other places of course!) at www.ummera.com
Published by Cork University Press, and available at €29.95
[tags]The Creators, Dianne Curtin, Bridgestone Food Guide, Cork University Press[/tags]