The Lucy household of Cork is delighted with the response to their fundraising cookbook, written through the COVID lockdown.

The e-book, launched in April 2020 to boost funds for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Youngsters (ISPCC) charity, has been nominated within the Lodge Cookbook class for the 2021 Gourmand Worldwide Greatest within the World Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled to happen in June 2021 in Paris, the house of gastronomy.

Through the coronavirus pandemic many households ate and cooked collectively extra usually than at every other time. Chef Katy Lucy of the famed Gaugne Barra Lodge in Gaugne Barra and her daughters Jane and Ali cook dinner to the beat of the band!

Neil Lucy met Katie Vaughan on the GMIT Lodge Faculty in Galway. They each come from hospitality royalty. Katy Lahinch is a resident of Claire’s, the corporate the place her mother and father, Rita and Eamon Vaughn (from Eamon Vaughn’s resort), additionally ran Mr. Eamonn’s seafood restaurant. Katy’s cousin Michael Vaughan now runs the Vaughan Lodge, a luxurious boutique resort and restaurant. Katie and Neil married in 1991 and in 2005 on the Gaugne Bara Lodge.

The Gaugne Barra Lodge has been in Neil’s household for 5 generations. His mom Breda’s maiden identify is Cronin, and Breda is the Cronin hyperlink to welcoming guests to Gaugen Barra for 5 generations. Breda and her daughter Maria run the Cronin Bar and Café subsequent to the resort, with an emphasis on home-baking. Feisty Breda cooks roast lamb for the resort restaurant each Sunday in season. It’s nonetheless a household affair and Lucy’s three kids, Connor, Jane and Ali, labored on the resort throughout their faculty and faculty holidays.

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Lucy. The union of two highly effective hospitality lineages surpassed its authentic charity aim of elevating €5,000 for ISPCC Childline and has raised practically €15,000 because the launch of the charity e-cookbook. They will hardly consider it and are happy with the generosity of the folks.

The thought for the fundraiser was impressed by the early success of on-line recipe movies shared by the household on Fb at first of the lockdown. Her e-book contains recipes like “Mrs. Cronin’s Soup”, “Ali’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake” and “Katy’s Brown Soda Bread” (virtually everybody who has ever tasted Katy’s brown bread requested for the recipe) so it was a “will need to have” technique).

Katy at all times enjoys sharing her recipes. With movies and e-books, her recipe has now gone viral with tons of of 1000’s of views throughout the globe together with Dubai, USA, Australia and Canada.

Jane Lucy defined, “We wished folks to have the ability to carry a style of Gaugen into their houses as a result of we knew we’d be off for some time.”

This inspired her to proceed, and Katy felt that “we wished to indicate folks how simple and fulfilling it’s to make nutritious meals at dwelling with easy components, and we had been completely happy to share our conventional household recipes, those that had been handed down by way of generations on both sides of the household”.

With all arms on the household, it was Ali, Katy and Neil’s youngest daughter, who truly got here up with the thought of ​​creating an e-cookbook. Katy wrote 15 recipes, Jane was answerable for videography, design and manufacturing, and Neil taken care of the technical facet of manufacturing. The household determined that every one donations could be in help of ISPCC Childline.

“We consider it is very important help the ISPCC throughout this troublesome time as a result of their work is making such a distinction; empowering, supporting and defending younger folks,” mentioned Katie.

On July 24, 2020, the household hosted a digital e-book launch from their kitchen – and donations began pouring in immediately.

“Cooking with Katy: Gaughan Barra E-Cookbook” received the Irish First Prize for Greatest Lodge Cookbook and has been shortlisted for the ‘Gourmond Worldwide’ World Cookbook Award.

“Since we introduced the information of the award, extra folks have donated to obtain our cookbook, which is improbable for ISPCC Childline,” mentioned Katy. You possibly can donate till April 2021.

The e-book solely comprises particular person household recipes. I hope IrishCentral readers take pleasure in attempting them out as a lot as I did. My household was very pleased with Katy’s Soda Bread. I by no means discovered this proper earlier than and virtually gave up on discovering the right soda bread recipe for me.

The e-cookbook is at present being revealed and can quickly be obtainable in printed type and for buy by way of the resort’s on-line store. You possibly can entry the e-cookbook after donating on-line to the ISPCC right here.

It’s wonderful that folks around the globe have been in a position to savor a chunk of West Cork through the lockdown, offering one more great connection from dwelling for a lot of at a time when it’s practically unimaginable for the diaspora to return dwelling Is.

In “Eire the Greatest 2018, The Insider’s Information to Eire”, revealed by Collins, the Gaugen Barra Lodge was described as having “the purest hospitality you may ever think about”.

Neil and Katy additionally just lately obtained a beautiful evaluation within the John and Sally McKennas guides.

This tops my private bucket checklist of locations to go to in West Cork, I hope the long run is just not too distant…

In fact in Paris, we’ll all be cheering on Katy in June — particularly Niamh Vaughn, her cousin of Lissner in County Clare, a advertising and communications specialist who now lives in Paris.

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