Beautiful Affair by Mike Hanrahan audiobook

Beautiful Affair: A Journey in Music, Food, and Friendship

By Mike Hanrahan
Read by Mike Hanrahan

HarperCollins UK 9780008387082
8.48 Hours Unabridged
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A Ballymaloe-trained chef, songwriter, and musical right-hand-man to the legends of Irish song takes us back stage and into the kitchens of a bohemian, international and surprisingly foodie group of Irish household names, including members of the Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Stockton’s Wing, The Fureys, and De Dannan. Story-led and full of anecdotes, Mike Hanrahan tells the tales behind the music of the 1970s and 80s in Ireland, and cooks up the favorite dishes of its most-loved singers. From memories of family recipes on country hearths, to the flimsy vegetarian grub served up in his early folk-club days and communal pressure-cooker stews in a crowded tour bus, Mike shares the excitement and passion that good food and great music bring to the table. After training with Darina Allen at Ballymaloe, he turns his hobby into a second career and works his way up in professional kitchens across the country, collecting stories as he goes.

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Summary

Summary

A Ballymaloe-trained chef, songwriter, and musical right-hand-man to the legends of Irish song takes us back stage and into the kitchens of a bohemian, international and surprisingly foodie group of Irish household names, including members of the Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Stockton’s Wing, The Fureys, and De Dannan.

Story-led and full of anecdotes, Mike Hanrahan tells the tales behind the music of the 1970s and 80s in Ireland, and cooks up the favorite dishes of its most-loved singers.

From memories of family recipes on country hearths, to the flimsy vegetarian grub served up in his early folk-club days and communal pressure-cooker stews in a crowded tour bus, Mike shares the excitement and passion that good food and great music bring to the table. After training with Darina Allen at Ballymaloe, he turns his hobby into a second career and works his way up in professional kitchens across the country, collecting stories as he goes.

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Editorial Reviews

Moving and insightful…[A] brilliant and often joyful book. Sunday Independent (UK)

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Author

Author Bio: Mike Hanrahan

Author Bio: Mike Hanrahan

Ballymaloe-trained chef, songwriter and Stockton’s Wing frontman Mike Hanrahan has worked with a who’s who of the Irish music scene since the 1970s. Throughout his musical life, Mike has pursued his passion for food, collecting, swapping, and serving up recipes gathered along the way from family, friends and fellow musicians.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Music
Runtime: 8.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English