As seen on the RTE TV series.
Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award.
A personal cookery lesson from one of our finest cookery teachers.
Nowadays we seem to know a lot about food, but much less about actual cooking. In Master It, Rory O'Connell will teach you simple but essential skills to make you a truly good cook. At the heart of his approach are good ingredients, carefully prepared, and used in recipes that are tried, tested, carefully measured, and full of the essential tips and details that will make your dishes a success.
Each chapter will teach you a particular technique - preparing a soup, roasting meat, making biscuits - and include a collection of fresh, seasonal recipes to use it in, from wild garlic soup, to roast pork with fennel seeds, chilli and garlic, to caramel and almond thins.
Rory O'Connell is Darina Allen's brother, co-founder of The Ballymaloe Cookery School and one of its main teachers. He worked for many years with Myrtle Allen as chef at The Ballymaloe House Hotel in Cork as well as with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in California. In his thirty years of teaching he has taught many of the now stars of the British and Irish cooking scene: Thomasina Miers, Rachel Allen and Stevie Parle.