Valerie O’Connor launched her first cookbook Bread on the Table, published by O’Brien Press last week in O’Mahony’s Bookstore on O’Connell Street and Limerick people came out in full force to show their support. The book, two years in the making, takes readers on a journey through stories of Irish breads from the past into the now with funky recipes like Soda Bread Pizza and Guinness and Treacle Bread, sweet things make an appearance too with Brown Bread Ice Cream and Summer Pudding and of course an extensive chapter on gluten free breads too. All food photography, research, baking and writing was done by Valerie and is beautifully presented in this hard-back volume, making it easy for anyone to put bread on the Table. Val has had her finger in many pies in the food world since she set up her blog www.valskitchen.com back in the early days of 2006 with her new focus on healthy, delicious foods as a restaurant reviewer for the lauded Bridgestone Guides and guest critic on Masterchef Ireland.
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