'Apron Strings-Recipes from a Family Kitchen' - Book Launch



I could barely contain my excitement as the postman handed me a parcel with a “New Island” sticker on the front. Within was my book, that for many months I had greatly anticipated holding in my hands.  I know many of the recipes by heart, I had spent long hours carefully taking and picking photographs to include, and the content is all so familiar to me, yet on unwrapping the brown paper before me was something so new.  A shiver went down my spine as I flicked through the pages, inhaling that distinctive new book smell, seeing for the first time all my recipes, writing and photos together in book form.  It has finally happened; my book “Apron Strings” is published. The feeling of accomplishment and excitement is unbelievable. On Thursday evening last we celebrated the book’s launch in Dún Na Sí, Moate.  A wonderful evening with family and friends was enjoyed. I’d truly like to thank anyone who called by and helped to make the evening so special. If you do buy the book I hope you enjoy reading and cooking your way through it.

Photo courtesy of John Murphy


Photo courtesy of Fiona Egan














Photo courtesy of Fiona Egan 


My eldest boy, Jack, also recorded a short video of the launch. Have a look!


BOOKLAUNCH from Nessa Robins on Vimeo.

Apron Strings - Recipes from a Family Kitchen is now available to buy in book stores nationwide. If you would like it to be delivered to your doorstep, with free postage & packaging, you can order directly from New Island's website for €22.99.

11 Comments:

Imen McDonnell said...

So sad I missed it Nessa! I also could make it down to the Burren at the weekend, but I WILL be at Sheridans and I am so delighted that you are doing a demo there! Will be out and about today and hopefully will see a copy at Eason's =)) Congratulations again xx

French foodie in Dublin said...

Lovely post! Big congratulations :)

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks Imen. Looking forward to catching up with you at the weekend :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, Nessa this is so exciting. I couldn't be happier for you and your family. Congratulation and good luck.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Lovely pics of a great night. The book is FAB! My new fave.

Caroline@Bibliocook said...

A great night - thanks for inviting us along, Nessa!

cb said...

Congrats on the book, looks like the launch was a great success! Well done!

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks for all of your good wishes :)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, again, Nessa! It was such a treat to meet you in person at Sheridans a few weeks ago. Your book will be in my hands soon...can't wait to receive it!
xo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Nessa, I'm so happy for you and your family! I'm going to see if I can get a copy in the States! I may send it to you for signing!!!

Have a great week!

Nessa Robins said...

Thank you Elizabeth. Lovely to meet you too.
Thank you...As far as I know it is available in the States. If you manage a trip to Ireland sometime I'll have to meet you for a cuppa :)