Both a cookbook and a culinary tour of Ireland, this guide celebrates the diversity and quality of local food and shows how the experience of shopping at farmers' markets can transform everyday cooking. More than 100 recipes range from new takes on traditional Irish favorites to dishes with more Mediterranean flavors, always emphasizing seasonality, local produce, and fresh ingredients—the return to slow food. A guide to the best farmers' markets in each region of Ireland offers profiles of some of the farmers and producers bringing their food sensations to market. As well as using ingredients available at the market, recipes also re-create some of the breads, cakes, and chutneys available, like Gallic Kitchen's organic steak pies and Giana Ferguson's baked cheese with winter herbs—so even those who can't visit the markets can still enjoy a taste of Ireland. Recipes for everyday cooking—Fried Mackerel and Cork Beef Stew—are joined by more unusual offerings that reflect the wider range of produce available at farmers' markets, such as Roast Pheasant with Apple and Sweet Geranium Stew.