My name is Lisa McDonnell I’m forty-four years old. I work for Primary Health Care in TravAct. I have two brothers and four sisters. Growing up we were used to traditional foods, nothing fancy, whatever we were given we had to eat it. My mother cooked it.

Today it is a completely different situation with the young people. It’s all the different foods you try your best to keep up with the traditions but as the years are going on it is getting harder.

Although you do try to make the kids eat the traditional foods sometimes, you are fighting a losing battle, they won’t eat it, you just have to try your best.

This cookery book here is a great thing it shows the old school cooking and there’s a few new bits thrown it as well to show what the young people eat today.