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Butter Boy

Butter Boy

Collected Stories and Recipes

'I'm a butter, pot, cook, eat kind of guy.'

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. Paul's columns also chronicled what turned out to be the three most unusual and challenging years of our lives, when cooking and mealtimes took on new meaning.

Paul's food is simple, seasonal and family-oriented. It's designed to give comfort at any time of year because after a hard day, cooking dinner can be soothing and eating it can be comforting. Afterwards, the world feels just that little bit better.

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

'This book is a celebration. I want to eat everything within its sunny pages.' – Marina O'Loughlin

'Butter Boy is set to become a classic.' – Georgina Campbell

'The style is reminiscent of Flynn the Tannery Cookery Teacher: confident, assuring, helpful, witty, and the book has something of the capacious Joy of Cooking/Boston Cooking School culinary bible in its 700-odd pages. With BB on the shelf, you really don't need anything else.' – John and Sally McKenna

ISBN: 9781739210519
  • Format: Hardcover, 728 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 216mm
  • Publication date: 14 September 2023
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    About the author

    Paul Flynn is a chef, restauranteur, cookery school owner and teacher, TV presenter and personality. He co-owns the Tannery Restaurant and Townhouse in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford with his wife, Máire, which opened in 1997. In 2008, they opened the Tannery Cookery School.

    Paul has been a regular on Irish and international television with numerous successful shows, including Lords and Ladles and Paul Flynn’s Food Truck Favourites. Paul has also been the cookery writer for the Irish Times on two occasions: from 2000 to 2004 and from 2019 to 2022.

    When Paul isn’t in the kitchen or at a music festival, he’s probably hopping on a plane for a new adventure. Who knows, he may even write more about his travels someday.


    Photographer credit: Nathan Burke