Nine Bean Rows is a boutique Irish publishing house for tastemakers and storytellers.

We believe that there are two things that connect absolutely everyone, everywhere: food and stories. When we share our food, we are also sharing our story. Our aim is to move the needle forward on the story of Ireland’s modern and diverse food culture.


Butter Boy is the complete collection of all 152 articles and over 450 recipes from Paul Flynn’s tenure as food writer for the Irish Times from November 2019 to October 2022.

Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny, reading and cooking from Butter Boy is like spending time n the kitchen with an old friend.


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'The purpose of a cookbook is one and unmistakeable. Its object can conceivably be no other than to increase the happiness of mankind.'

– Joseph Conrad