Bitesize: Freshly Baked Reads

Posted 6 months ago in Food & Drink Features

Blasta Books recently revealed details of four colourful new editions, as the energetic publishers continue to celebrate the evolution and diversity of modern Ireland’s food culture in the year ahead.

2024 kicks off with the advent of Funky, Caitlin Ruth’s fun guide to pickling fruit and veg, followed by Whole Catch, which sees chef Aishling Moore provide step-by-step instructions on preparing, cooking and serving sustainable seafood at home.

In Agak-Agak, Sham Hanifa draws on the many and varied culinary influences from his multicultural background for a delicious series of recipes drawing on Malaysian, Chinese and Thai cuisines, while later in the year Socafro sees Alistair Jeje reflect on his African and Caribbean heritage through the medium of jollof rice.

Each book comes beautifully illustrated and presented, making for four bright new additions to culinary shelves and libraries for 2024.

Meanwhile, this coming weekend sees newly minted author Aishling Moore of Goldie celebrate St Brigid’s Day in New York, where she’ll be kicking off the ‘Tradition, Meet Tomorrow’ series at The Dead Rabbit with an exciting five course menu paired with some cracking cocktails from the well known Irish American drinking emporium.

Closer to home you can find the talented chef popping up at Orwell Road on Sunday Feb 18th. Tickets available via Open Table.

Words: Martina Murray

Feature Image: Caitlin Ruth


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