Colman Andrews is the former editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine and an internationally acclaimed food and travel writer. He is the author of numerous classic and definitive cookbooks and has written extensively for major newspapers and food and travel magazines including Saveur, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Metropolitan Home, the Los Angeles Times, and many more. A leading authority on the food and culture of Spain's Catalonia region, Andrews has also been a restaurant critic since 1972. Andrews is listed in 'Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America,' and is a member of the James Beard Foundation, a James Beard Foundation Awards Judge, and a recipient of five awards from the foundation, including the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.
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Known for its scenic landscape rather than its gastronomic prowess, Ireland has never been considered a major force on the world s food stage. Until now, that is. Andrews, co-founder of Saveur magazine and author of Catalan Cuisine and Everything on the Table, provides new perspectives on the often maligned Irish cuisine. The breathtakingly beautiful photographs are alone enough to convince, but Andrews, calling Irish cuisine one of the most exciting food stories in the world today, lets the dishes make his case. Robust soups such as butternut and apple and roast pork belly start the mouth juices flowing. Andrews offers a culinary feast with everything from nested eggs and steak-and-kidney pie to Arlington chicken liver p t and battered sausages. Given its proximity to the ocean, fish and shellfish dishes are well represented, including mussels in cream and monkfish in beer batter. Must-have traditional dishes are also well spoken for in The Best Shepherd\\\'s Pie and Guinness cake. Andrews has done the near impossible in elevating a cuisine thought to be humble and drab into tantalizing fare that will have world-wide appeal.