Ard Bia Cookbook
By Aoibheann Mac Namara and Aoife Carrigy, $59.95, www.slirz.com/dufoureditions/ard-bia-cookbook
Travelers who have fallen in love with Ard Bia, the little restaurant near the Spanish Arch along the quay in Galway, can now re-create its dishes at home. Divided into chapters that reflect the time of day, the recipes feature local ingredients with exotic twists from the Middle East and beyond, including harissa-spiced lamb rump with bean tabouleh, seared hake with roast beets and wilted greens, Turkish borek of squash, sage, and fennel, and a simple seafood chowder. Ard Bia’s signature baked goods are included as well, with recipes for scones, bread and butter pudding, seeded oatcakes, and more. One-third of the tome details secrets to keeping a well-stocked pantry, and drawings and photos complete the package.