Terry McCoy has been a chef for more than 50 years and has been lucky enough to travel the world and earn a living from cooking through my passion for food.
“It gives me great pride to write my first cook book as I turn a chapter towards retirement. Since moving to Skerries on the east coast of Dublin more than 40 years ago, I have been fascinated by the story of St. Patrick. Despite his worldwide fame, there is little in the way of food references in the stories and legends associated with St. Patrick. This gave me the idea for Saint Patrick’s Plate…”
This book is an attempt to imagine the recipes that would have been used in the 5th century as St. Patrick and his followers traversed Ireland, spreading the gospel. What we do know about food and cooking from St. Patrick’s time is that it was healthy, high in energy values, and free from modern methods of preservation and extension of shelf life. With the recent movement back to shoots and roots in full swing, what better way to explore a healthy diet, inspired by the saint and his saga.
There are over 60 recipes in Saint Patrick’s Plate and there is something for everyone – from first time cooks to more accomplished chefs who want to add to their repertoires. Recipes include fabulous seafood dishes, tasty snacks and starters, mouth-watering desserts, as well as homemade stocks, pasta, jams, cheese, wine, beer, gin and much more.
These recipes sit alongside beautifully illustrated images, fabulous photos and are interspersed with stories and legends.
This book is the perfect gift for aspiring chefs, home cooks and everyone interested in finding out about the healthy foods that St. Patrick may have eaten.
The food and cooking from St. Patrick’s time was healthy, high in energy values, and free from modern methods of preservation and extension of shelf life. With the recent movement back to shoots and roots in full swing, Saint Patrick’s Plate explores a healthy diet, inspired by the saint and his saga, with over 60 recipes using ingredients still available today.
The recipes in this book are derived from cooking methods used in the 5th century and the ingredients that were available to St. Patrick. For a few dishes, I have drawn inspiration by adapting recipes from the Roman Empire and using modern ingredients. All the recipes are easy to produce, and where possible, I have attempted to keep preparation time to around 30 minutes and use fresh ingredients that are easily available. The dishes in Saint Patrick’s Plate can contribute to a healthy and balanced diet. Eat well!
I had a great chat this morning with Mid West Radio about the new book. It was lovely to talk to the guys, and it’s great to see the book on sale now in Westport Bookshop and in Castle Books in Castlebar… It’s a wonderful Christmas gift for family and friends! You can buy copies …
Delighted to be able to share my delicious new recipe for Saint Patrick’s Eggnog! A fun video we shot at Skerries Allotments, collecting free-range eggs and then back in the kitchen making the scrumptious Christmas drink! Wishing you all a very happy Christmas… Saint Patrick’s Eggnog will make a tasty beverage, perfect for Christmas morning
Terry recently spoke to Gerry Kelly at LMFM radio in Drogheda. A fun chat with a super guy about all things Saint Patrick. Discussing connections within the book to Annagassan and Saint Patrick’s legacy through Louth on his journey north. Terry’s retirement from The Red Bank in Skerries to producing the book and all things …
If you buy Saint Patrick’s Plate today we can ship worldwide. We hope to spread the concept of healthy eating across the globe, far and wide! Cook food inspired by Ireland’s move beloved saint and read about some of the myths and legends associated with Patrick. Ireland in the 5th century was a wild and rugged landscape. Patrick and his entourage would have had good access to meat and fish. Nowadays we want to promote less preservatives and sugar in your diet. Buy Saint Patrick’s Plate today!