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About our house

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

At Nine Bean Rows, we believe that there are two things that connect everyone, everywhere: food and stories.

Specialising in food and drink, our aim is to provide a more inclusive snapshot of Ireland’s modern, diverse and exceptional food culture, and in so doing to create a new culinary canon.

The three pillars of our company

There are three pillars of our company:

Our main Nine Bean Rows imprint publishing full-size books

The Blasta Books quarterly series of small illustrated cookbooks

Scoop, our biannual magazine sharing Irish food stories

They all come under the umbrella of our company slogan: Well Read & Well Fed.

About our founder

Kristin Jensen is the publisher and editor at Nine Bean Rows and Blasta Books. Frustrated that many voices and many parts of our food culture were not being represented, she founded this boutique publishing house in 2021 to update the story of the modern, diverse and vibrant food scene in Ireland.

Before she founded her own publishing house, Kristin was a freelance editor and writer for over 20 years, specialising in editing cookbooks and recipes. Kristin is also the co-author of Spice Box: Easy, Everyday Indian Food (Penguin Sandycove, 2023), Making Artisan Pizza at Home (Ryland Peters & Small, 2022) and Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island, 2014). She is a member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.

When she’s not pottering in the kitchen or got her nose stuck in a book, you’ll find her walking for miles in the countryside with her dogs, probably listening to a podcast about food.