Spring food Special: A new spin on old recipes

This spring, Donal Skehan travels to Irish kitchens of the past, examining the classic and timeless cooking of Theodora FitzGibbon.

20th April, 2014
Donal Skehan and Sister Karol with her light sponge cake with lemon curd.

Last year, I finished working on a project to reprint a selection of recipes from much-loved Irish food writer Theodora FitzGibbon. With the help of Gill & MacMillan and Theodora's husband, George Morrisson, I selected more than 100 of her recipes and set about photographing them last summer, and the resulting book has just been published.

The project immersed me in the world of an Ireland without access to the huge number of ingredients we have...

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