A collection of stories about the people behind some of Ireland's best fresh produce and artisan specialities. The Creators is written for anyone for whom buying, cooking and eating good food is one of life's ultimate pleasures.
Excellent quality fresh produce, fine artisan specialties, and superlative, traditional delicacies are only achieved as a result of the patience and dedication of the people who bring them to our tables. The Creators celebrates the work of farmers, fishermen, and artisan producers of County Cork who have helped secure Ireland's reputation as a gourmet destination. Dianne Curtin tells the tale of great Irish food with the words of those who create it. Many are the vanguards of their industry – the true rebels of the county without whom the modern food culture, now well and truly established in this country, simply would not exist. All share a passion to attain the best possible culinary results – that is what sets them apart.
The book is divided into three main chapters: From Land and Field, From the Waters and Special Delicacies. Each chapter contains comprehensive profiles of the producers as well as inspirational and practical recipes and cookery tips to make the most of the featured products and ingredients. Evocative and stunning colour photography captures the people, their food and the scenery of this breathtakingly beautiful part of Ireland in all its classical beauty and wild abandon.
Dianne Curtin is a freelance food writer, chef and food stylist living in West Cork.