All photos copyright 2014 by Scott Suchman, courtesy Ten Speed Press Irish stew, ala Armstrong
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back every Tuesday for a new book.
My Irish Table: Recipes from the homeland and Restaurant Eve
By Cathal Armstrong and David Hagedorn, 272 pages, Ten Speed Press, $35
"I never, ever set out to be a chef," native Dubliner Cathal Armstrong admits early in a recent conversation about his new book My Irish Table, which drops today. "That wasn't my life plan." But that's exactly what happened for the DC chef and owner of Restaurant Eve, which has garnered a hungry following and even feeds the Obamas from time to time.