Irish Country House Cooking, 1994: Stunningly beautiful cookbook written by Deirdre McQuillan and published by Crescent Books, New York and Avenel, New Jersey. Hard cover with dust jacket. 169 pages. McQuillan says that her book is a “celebration of Irish country house cooking, with recipes from houses north and south known for their hospitality and culinary excellence.” The book has pictures, brief descriptions, and at least three recipes each from Altamont and Ardnamona to Strokestown Park House and Tullanisk.
Pages are printed on heavy, clay-coated pages. Both book and dust jacket are in mint condition. As-if-new! Definitely gift quality.
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