One busy night after school, I came home to find a package waiting for me. I knew I hadn’t ordered anything, so I was kind of surprised to see the big yellow box from Kerrygold. I wondered if this was a butter delivery, which would have been terrific. It was, instead, a St. Patrick’s Day party pack from them. I’d recently completed my culinary school menu project, in which I’d created a menu for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner party, and had used a quite few pounds of their butter to test recipes, so it was especially interesting timing to receive this package.
Inside the box was a special treat – a cookbook by Clodagh McKenna. For my project, I had featured the wide array of delicious products and produce that come from the Emerald Isle, so I really enjoyed leafing through the pages and seeing the dishes that she has created that match up with the seasons of the year. I’m just sad that her show “Clodagh McKenna’s Irish Food Trails” didn’t seem to air in the NYC PBS market. I realized, however, that I’d learned so much about Irish food and history in my research for my project that this book would find a better home on one of your bookshelves, so, thanks to the folks at Kerrygold, I’m offering it here to one of my readers.
The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)
Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only
To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What is your favorite Irish food? (and see why corned beef and cabbage is not the national dish)
You must also have a valid screen name (NOT “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. If you list “Anonymous” or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified. I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.
Deadline: Is Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)
The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook giveaway. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.