Dervla Conlon is one of the most fastidious cook working in Ireland today. Dubliners will know her work from her time cooking in The Pepper Pot, in the Powerscourt Centre. Back home, in pretty little Easky, in west County Sligo, her cooking has the same devoted discipline that won her so many admirers in the city, and the same ability to wring depthless flavours from simple ingredients: roasted parsnip tart; smoked mackerel with gooseberries and horseradish potatoes; sourdough bread with McCarthy’s pastrami; flourless raspberry, lemon and almond cake. Their baking is a particular speciality – Dervla and her husband, Johnny, run bread baking classes off-season – but everything that leaves the kitchen of this pretty upstairs room is blessed with TLC, and served by whip-smart staff.
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