A Taste of Home

I am delighted to announce the launch of my latest cookbook, A Taste of Home, which showcases the best ingredients Ireland has to offer with a collection of delicious, reliable recipes.
A Taste of Home is my food story from Ballyknocken House, nestled in the gentle rolling hills of County Wicklow, where three generations of my family have lived and farmed for over 100 years - something I am very proud of.
I combine modern Irish food with farm-to-fork principles, taking traditional Irish recipes and giving them my own twist to reflect the abundance of ingredients available on my doorstep.
Recipes include classic Irish family dishes such as Beef and Stout Pies with Potato Pastry Topping, Lamb Wellington with Wild Garlic, Farmhouse Soups with Soda Bread, as well as Italian-style Tomato, Shallot and Rosemary Chicken Hotpot, Ballyknocken Dauphinoise Potatoes and my ‘To Die For’ Lemon Meringue Pie.
I do hope you enjoy making and tasting these recipes as much as I enjoyed creating them!

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Catherine’s Bake Like an Italian

Whether it’s living, loving, fashion or pasta, Italians do it better... and baking is no exception! No one knows this more than Catherine Fulvio, chef, honorary Italian and author of the award-winning cookbook Eat Like an Italian.
For this sumptuous new collection, Catherine travelled to Italy to research the very best authentic sweet and savoury recipes. She discovered how baking is the life-blood of the Italians. Just go into any village piazza in Italy and the bakery (panificio) and cake shop (pasticceria) will have pride of place.
No matter where you are in Italy, you will always be seduced by an authentic panino for lunch, a thin and crispy pizza slice from a street vendor, antipasti served with an afternoon drink or the incredible sweet delights readily offered with a strong coffee.
Now Catherine shares her favourite recipes, as well as the secret ingredients and techniques gleaned from Italian friends and family – many of which have been closely guarded secrets until now! So get ready to enjoy Catherine’s Italy once again. The sounds, smells, loves and tastes of la dolce vita come alive to tempt you to Bake Like an Italian too!.

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Catherine’s Italian Kitchen

Following her hugely popular RTE TV series, Catherine's Italian Kitchen, and her latest show, Catherine's Roman Holiday, Catherine Fulvio presents her personal collection of recipes to brighten up Irish kitchens with delicious flavours of Italy.
This wonderful selection of vibrant recipes, influenced by Catherine's long summers spent at her home in Sicily, have been gathered from Italian friends and her husband's family in Sicily and Rome, and perfected at her Wicklow cookery school.
With over 100 dishes for all levels of cooks, including familiar recipes with a twist - pizzas, pastas and risotto - as well as the unfamiliar - homemade limoncello, a traditional lemon liqueur, or Stromboli, a mouth-watering bread filled with mozzarella and pancetta, from the volcanic island off the coast of Sicily. So, expect the passion of Sicilian cooking, the heartiness of Roman fare, along with tasty treats from Tuscany, Naples and Venice.
Catherine's infectious enthusiasm for food pervades every recipe as she leads you through your Italian cooking experience. Featuring photography of spectacular Sicilian and Roman scenery taken from the TV series, this is truly Italian food for an Irish kitchen. Buon Appetito!

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Catherine’s Family Kitchen

Catherine Fulvio believes that recipes should be doable, uncomplicated, interesting and, most importantly, very tasty! In Catherines Family Kitchen you will find over 100 recipes, including all those seen on her 8-part RTE series (of the same name).
Catherine will take you through the full range of home cooking possibilities. Just a few samples include Thai crab croquettes, Mushroom & Thyme Risotto Cakes, Spanish chicken, Haddock Portuguese, Cheesy Courgette Bake,Herby Champ, Mocha Creme Brulee and Sticky Guinness Pudding.
Throughout the book, Catherine stresses the Power of Five, for example 5 Store Cupboard essentials; 5 Ways with White Soda Bread; 5 Sauces for Meat & Fish; 5 Ways with Bolognese sauce; 5 ways with salad dressing.
This is Catherine Fulvio in full flow: practical, geared to our busy modern lives – and truly delicious. We can all cook like this.

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Eat Like An Italian

How is it that Italians live so well? They refuse to compromise on ingredients, they eat with the seasons, they enjoy large and leisurely lunches with family and they respect food: work, life, family revolve around it rather than the other way around.
In her new book, Catherine Fulvio celebrates all that is great about Italian food and food culture with over 100 new recipes for the good life. Structured to mirror the Mediterranean Food Pyramid, and including stunning photography and tips for introducing artisan Irish produce, you too will be inspired to eat like an Italian and inject some bellissimo into your life Mouth-watering Italian recipes including Linguine with Fennel and Pine Nuts, Green Beans with Sesame Seeds and Chocolate Ricotta Tart. Beautiful food photography and lifestyle shots taken in the home of Slow Food, Turin Italy. Introduction to book and each chapter includes Catherine's warm and chatty stories about Italy and her Italian family. Notes on key Italian ingredients and suggestions for how to incorporate Irish produce. Get ready to enjoy la dolce vita!

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The Weekend Chef

Everybody loves the weekend. It's time to kick off your shoes, let your hair down and enjoy the good things in life: friends, family ? and good food.
In her fantastic new book, award-winning Catherine Fulvio celebrates the relaxed and easy vibe of the weekend with 100 new recipes to take you from Friday to Sunday in style. From Friday night curry to Saturday brunch, from rainy-day baking, to Sundays family dinner.
If weekday breakfasts consist of a quick bowl of cereal before running out the door, now?s the time for Chocolate French Toast with Hazelnuts and Raspberries. If mid-week meals consist of express rice and fast food, why not host a Tapas night and make Garlic Artichokes and Mushrooms, Roasted Grapes with Jamon Serrano and Patatas Bravas
If you depend on a vending machine for a weekday snack, how about an afternoon of baking  try the Chocolate and Cardamom Brioche Buns or Orange and Almond Polenta Squares.
So forget about work. Forget about express meals. Close the door, turn the music on, fire up the cooker  its the weekend!

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Glenealy, Ashford,
Co Wicklow, A67 X720
Ireland. Tel: +353 (0)404 44627
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