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Ireland’s most famous culinary school celebrates 75 years

Posted: 24 October, 2016

On October 11th ‘All in the Food: 75 Years of Cathal Brugha Street’ was officially launched by Senator David Norris.

Michael O’Brien, O’Brien Press Ltd, Senator David Norris and Dr Frank Cullen, Head of School Culinary Arts and Food Technology

The book celebrates The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, DIT - one of the world’s most famous culinary schools.

Founded in 1941 it has taught generations of chefs and other food professionals, many of whom have spread their skills around the world or become household names. Dr Frank Cullen, Head of School, thanked all the contributors and highlighted the unique contribution which Cathal Brugha Street continues to make to the world of culinary education. The book contains recipes from nearly sixty contributors who currently train or have taught in Cathal Brugha Street including Darina Allen, Richard Corrigan, Michel Roux Jr, Neven Maguire, Ross Lewis, Stephen McAllister, Derry Clarke and Kevin Thornton. From starters, mains and desserts to a great cocktail selection, there’s something for the home cook and expert alike.

This milestone book is so much more than just a recipe book, it’s main sections include; the history of Cathal Brugha Street, major Irish chefs and their equally famous dishes, classical dishes to contemporary cooking, including wines and artisan beers for each course, starters, main courses, desserts, bakery, cocktails, table decorations and setup for home parties, artisan food and key food producers and finally it explores the future of food: from molecular gastronomy to sustainability.

‘All in the Food: 75 Years of Cathal Brugha Street’ is published by The O’Brien Press, Dublin and is available in all book shops now.

Senator David Norris and John Clancy, Culinary Arts Lecturer, DIT enjoy the Strawberry Macaroons with White Chocolate Ganache filling. 

Photographs taken by Iain White, Fennell Photography.

Further details

Geraldine Feehily, Marketing and Publicity Officer, The O’Brien Press Ltd  t: + 353 1 4923333  e: geraldine@obrien.ie