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New Book: Grow, Cook, Eat from GIY


Michael Kelly, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Grow It Yourself. PIC: DOL

I was invited to the launch of the book, but I simply cannot make it along on this occasion. Making gardens for a living and daylight hours not increasing has a role to play in that and that’s just the way it grows in the real world my good friends.

That said the very lovely Justine did send on this press release of what promises to be a fantabulous book put together by and with fantabulous people.

Here’s what the press release had to say:

GROW, COOK, EAT New book from GIY features the biggest names in food

GIY has announced details of its brand new grow/cookbook, called GROW, COOK, EAT (A GIY guide to growing and cooking your own food) which will be in shops (RRP €25.00) on Friday, 17th October.

The book is a no-nonsense month-by-month guide to growing your own food, written by GIY founder Michael Kelly, and featuring seasonal contributions and recipes from over 35 of GIY’s favourite chefs, cooks and growers including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Dylan McGrath, Donal Skehan, Darina Allen, Neven Maguire, Marian Keyes, Rachel Allen, Clodagh McKenna, Mark Diacono, Joy Larkcom and Alys Fowler.

GROW, COOK, EAT is being self-published by GIY, and all proceeds will be used to fund GROW HQ, the organisation’s ground-breaking national food education centre which will open in Waterford in 2015. GIY has received generous sponsorship to support the book from food services company Aramark, and Ireland’s oldest private family-owned food company Flahavans. You can read more about the book at:

Book Contributors

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall | Dylan McGrath | Darina Allen | Rachel Allen | Donal Skehan | Neven Maguire | Paul Flynn | Ross Lewis | Clodagh McKenna | Kevin Dundon | Alys Fowler | Mark Diacono | Cathal Armstrong | Catherine Fulvio | Lilly Higgins | Dorcas Barry | Domini Kemp | Eunice Power | Rory O’Connell | Biddy White Lennon | Sally McKenna | Denis Cotter | Tom and Johann Doorley | Trish Deseine | Michelle Darmody | Hugo Arnold | Derval O’Rourke | Derry Clarke | Marian Keyes | Mary Flahavan | Gemma Hughes | Martijn Kajuiter | Sharon Hearne Smith | Joy Larkcom | Imen McDonnell | Nessa Robins.

About GIY
GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. Over 50,000 people and over 800 community food groups and projects are involved in the movement around Ireland. GIY is a registered charity – CHY 18920.

GROW HQ will be a place where people can come to learn about food, and immerse themselves in the GIY lifestyle. It will include a grow school, cookery school, café and food gardens. GROW HQ will open in Waterford in 2015 on a 3-acre site at Ardkeen made available to GIY from Waterford City Council.

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