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Milk - recipes using dairy products - by McKennas Guides



Contemporary and classic recipes for the world’s most adaptable, healthful and essential ingredient: MILK.

MILK celebrates Ireland’s culinary treasure, featuring a myriad of recipes using dairy products, created by the authors, widely regarded as Ireland’s leading food writers, and a cast of Ireland’s leading young chefs.

The history, science and culture of milk is explored, and MILK is also the story of the family farms that power a dairy industry of global strength. MILK is an important addition to the culinary canon, both scholarly and practical. Beautifully photographed throughout, in full colour.


Wild Atlantic Way - A Guide to Where to Eat, Where to Stay

2022 updated Wild Atlantic Way: Where To Eat & Stay


Elemental, enchanting and inspiring, the Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first long distance touring route, stretching the entire length of the west coast, from Kinsale in County Cork, to Muff, in County Donegal. John and Sally McKennas’ guidebook ensures that at every point of the journey, the WAW traveller will be able to find the best places to eat, stay, and drink. Here are the great restaurants of Galway city, the magnificent getaways of Connemara, the hidden highlights of the Donegal coast. If you want to know the best destinations to eat in Kinsale and Dingle, want to detour into Killarney, or find the best country house in The Burren, then it is all in the Guide, accompanied by Sally McKenna’s photographs, all taken especially for this edition of the WAW guide. Wild Atlantic Way: Where to Eat and Stay has been fully updated for 2020, with all-new full-colour maps, new photography, and with guidelines to prices for meals and accommodation.


100 Best Places Paperback

Ireland the Best 100 Places


John and Sally McKenna have selected 100 extraordinary Places throughout Ireland that epitomize what is unique and entrancing about the beautiful island of Ireland. 

Enrapturing, personal and diverse, the 100 Places is illustrated with gorgeous and evocative images.

The 100 Places is also extremely practical and features an exhaustive directory which tells you everything you need to know in order to have the very best experience whilst visiting these unforgettable destinations.


Paperback now available here (hardback in bookshops)


Extreme Greens - Book on Seaweed

Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed


Described by the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme as “The new bible on seaweed” and with more than 80 exciting recipes, from dilisk togarashi to rack of lamb with seagrass crust, Extreme Greens explores the multitude of ways in which Irish seaweeds can form a vital, health-filled part of our diet, bringing the most health-giving plants in the natural world straight to our tables. There are chapters on seaweed identification, understanding tides, drying and storing, as well as features on seaweed beauty products and coastal foraging.

Darina Allen described Extreme Greens as “a book that needed to be written”, and Joanna Blythman, the U.K.'s leading investigative food writer called it “a really special book”. “An amazing book which gives readers an in-depth look at Irish seaweed” Food & Wine Magazine


Ireland The Best from John McKenna and Sally McKenna

Ireland the Best


From Ireland’s most acclaimed food and travel writers, this independent guide has over 2000 recommendations.

  • Eat at the best local destinations and regional restaurants.
  • Great advice on where to stay, from wild camping to boutique hotels.
  • Discover stunning scenery, entrancing landscapes and historical highlights.
  • Find the best coastal walks, city strolls, sight-seeing spots.
  • Explore the true culture of Ireland - discover local, hidden gems.


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Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland The Best 100 Places. 
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