Valerie O'Connor is a cook, food writer and photographer based in Limerick. She wrote and photographed every recipe in the book and brings you on a journey from basic white yeast bread to butter via soda breads (the easiest bread in the world), flavoured breads, gluten free goodies and sweet things. What I really like is Valerie's step by step instructions for making the bread. If you've always been afraid of baking rather than buying, this book will convert you. Her Brown Bread Nan Phadai is exactly like the delicious brown bread we were served every day by the Bean an Ti in Rannafeirste in Donegal, when we were teenagers in the Gaeltacht. And the cheeky recipe for Tayto Blaas is worth the effort!
Bread on the Table by Valerie O'Connor is published by The O'Brien Press