Spicing up the dinner


Sir, – I eagerly sought Richard Corrigan’s recipe card ( Irish Times , April 27th) . Is Mr Corrigan for real? Leg of Lamb with Rosemary . . . too boring? He decides to throw in a small amount of lavender and honey and rub it all over. How original! What’s the next recipe? Perhaps a little roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing? I hope the remaining chefs have some more adventurous, original and challenging recipes for readers to try. – Yours, etc,


Kincora Park,

Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Sir, – In these straitened times, it is good to see you are catering for those with lots of time on their hands. With 22 ingredients, Dennis Cotter’s recipe card for “Deep- fried courgette flowers” ( Irish Times , May 1st), would suit someone who is unemployed. He or she would need time to find ingredients such as rice flour and “Spanish paprika”, and might have to travel far to get courgette flowers. For the rest of us, I wonder could the chef give an estimate of the time involved in preparing this fine dish, and also some outlets, preferably in Ireland, where we might find some of the more recherché ingredients? – Yours, etc,


Cabinteely Green, Dublin 18.