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Grow, Cook, Eat - GIY News

A GIY Guide to growing and cooking your own food.

Grow, Cook, Eat is a ground-breaking book for anyone that wants to develop a deeper understanding of food. It is a comprehensive guide to the food year, helping you to bring abundant, delicious food from plot to plate, all year round.

Written by GIY founder Michael Kelly, and featuring recipes and contributions from over 35 of our favourite chefs, cooks and growers including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Dylan McGrath, Donal Skehan, Darina Allen, Rachel Allen, Neven Maguire, Clodagh McKenna, Alys Fowler and Mark Diacono.

All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards the development of GROW HQ, GIY's pioneering food education centre, due to open in Waterford, Ireland in 2015.

GROW, COOK, EAT will be in bookstores on October 15th 2014. You can pre-order your own copy of Grow, Cook, Eat from our shop.

Launch Event - Tuesday 21st October

GROW COOK EAT DAY, Tuesday 21st October, 2014

To celebrate the launch of GROW, COOK, EAT join author Michael Kelly and contributors to the book for a day of free public events at Hodges Figges, Dawson St.

  • 12-1: Michael Kelly, Fiann O'Nuallain & Kitty Scully in conversation
  • 1-2: Michael Kelly, Ross Lewis & Hugo Arnold in conversation
  • 2-3: Tom and Johann Doorley cookery demonstration.
  • 3-4: Michael Kelly & Rachel Allen in conversation
  • 4.30-5.30: Sharon Hearne Smith cookery demonstration.


Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall | Dylan McGrath | Darina Allen | Rachel Allen | Donal Skehan | Neven Maguire | Paul Flynn | Ross Lewis | Clodagh McKenna | Kevin Dundon | Alys Fowler | Mark Diacono | Cathal Armstrong | Catherine Fulvio | Lilly Higgins | Dorcas Barry | Domini Kemp | Eunice Power | Rory O'Connell | Biddy White Lennon | Sally McKenna | Denis Cotter | Tom and Johann Doorley | Trish Deseine | Michelle Darmody | Hugo Arnold | Derval O'Rourke | Derry Clarke | Marian Keyes | Mary Flahavan | Gemma Hughes | Martijn Kajuiter | Sharon Hearne Smith | Joy Larkcom | Imen McDonnell | Nessa Robins | Ella McSweeney.

Content For Each Month

Grow, Cook, Eat is packed with advice on setting off on your 'good life' journey, what to do in the veg patch each month, and weekly seasonal recipes.

There are also detailed 'sow, grow and harvest' tips on the 12 easiest-to-grow vegetables, as well as timely advice on preserving and storing food, growing in containers, composting and much more.

In each month's chapter, you will find the following info:

  • Things to Do This Month in the Veg Patch.
  • Veg of the Month – Sow, Grow, Harvest, Varieties, Pests, Tips.
  • Tips of the Month and monthly GIY Insight e.g. compost, crop rotation, growing in containers, etc.
  • Seasonal Recipes from our favourite chefs, cooks and growers.

Source: GIY - Grow, Cook, Eat