Literary Programme 2017

Trish Deseine

Trish Deseine

Trish Deseine

Maritime Hotel

Sat 15 July 2017



Join Trish Deseine as she speaks to Joe McNamee, Food Writer (Irish Examiner, McKennas’ Guides), about cooking and writing in West Cork and about Irish food.

Trish Deseine was born in Belfast and recently returned to Ireland after 25 years working and raising a family in France. Since being approached by French publishers Hachette to write her first cookbook Petits Plats entre Amis in 2000, her unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate, made her one of France’s best loved food writers. She has published over 25 books in English and French which have won many awards and sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, and in 2010 was named one of French GQ and Vogue’s 50 Women of the Decade. Trish presented three RTE TV cookery series broadcast by BBC Lifestyle worldwide and two recent productions with BBCNI. She is The Gloss Magazine’s food writer, has written for ELLE France, Image Ireland, Le Fooding, Wallpaper Guides, The Guardian, The Observer Food Monthly and The Irish Times. In 2013 her guide to Parisian restaurants and food scene The Paris Gourmet won her her fourth World Gourmand Award of her career and Home. Recipes from Ireland (2015), her fifth along with a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards nomination for cookbook of the year. Her most heartfelt book to date, Home brought her back to Ireland just as our food culture explodes in Ireland and emerges onto the international scene. Trish is now living on the Mizen peninsula, near Schull in West Cork, with her daughter Victoire.

Joe McNamee is a food and travel writer and food consultant. (Irish Examiner, John & Sally McKennas’ Guides, Taste of Ireland, FFT, Sunday Business Post, Member of Irish Food Writers' Guild; Author & Ghostwriter, Clifford & Son (Liberties Press)) Consultancy: Food Production, Product Development, Hospitality, Retail.

Trish’s photo is by Deirdre Rooney