Denis Cotter

chef, writer, restaurateur

wild garlic, gooseberries… and me

Evokes a sense of time and place through an exploration of Denis’ relationship with the vegetable ingredients he sources and the people and locations that produce them. These range from the highly nurtured that produce a sense of almost limitless possibility to the wild foraging that triggers memory and fragments of biography. With photography of landscape, produce and finished recipes by Cristian Barnett.

‘No other book on vegetables in my library is so beautifully written or so thought-provoking. The recipes, as ever, are intriguing and original, but even if you never cook a single thing out of this book (which would be a crying shame) it’s worth buying for Denis’s beautiful prose – you’ll never think of vegetables the same way again.’

Darina Allen, Irish Examiner

Not only the most gorgeous book title of the year, but also the most stylishly produced volume, and it’s a cracking read too

Marie-Claire Digby, Irish Times

‘A cookbook to lust after.’

Image Magazine

Vegetarian cookery with delicious style.’

BBC Good Food Magazine

‘Whether you get a veg box every week or shop at your local supermarket, you can’t fail to have noticed that the variety of veg on offer has increased markedly over the last couple of years. This is exactly the kind of book you need to make the most of them. Denis Cotter, owner of Café Paradiso in Cork, Eire, has a way with veg, and his passion for them really comes through. Celeriac fritters with caper and rosemary aioli were earthy and sweet and the aubergine and cime di rape (turnip tops) with chillies, feta, citrus and pomegranate is packed with flavour, with none of the gloom associated with salad in winter. We guarantee you won’t even notice the lack of meat.’

Book of the Month, Olive Magazine

Other books by Denis Cotter

2007, Hardback, 320pages
Published by Harper Collins 5th Nov 2007
ISBN-10: 0007251971
ISBN-13: 978-0007251971

To buy your signed copy, visit the Cafe Paradiso online bookstore

Photographs by Cristian Barnett


© Denis Cotter 2013. Designed at bite!.
Portrait photograph by Nancy Forde.