Saint Patrick’s Plate Book




The story of St Patrick and his conversion of Ireland to Christianity has resulted in St Patrick being the most famous ‘Irishman’ worldwide down through the ages. St Patrick is Ireland’s best known patron saint and there are place names and references to him in every Irish town and village. This cookery 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. So by land and by sea I’ve retraced St Patrick’s steps, and along the way I have drawn ideas for recipes from the people, places, myths and legends associated with Ireland’s most famous Bishop.