A Table in Ballybeg
By Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn
Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland: Coracle, 2021. Edition of 250.
64 pages; 185 x 145mm. Casebound paper over boards. Four colour offset.
Coracle: "An edition of 250 copies made at the time of the epidemic lockdown in all of Europe, but where life in our valley was much as it usually is, but with no visitors. We have endured almost a year eating our own food, with no abatement. No cafés to visit. No tables to travel to. No take-away. We live in a suspension of the past and of the imagined future, anticipating a time when we can hang up the apron, if only temporarily."
Excerpt: “this selection of dishes and images if largely an accident. What was photographed and sometimes listed becomes what we remember. This assembling is about foo d eaten immediately at the time it is prepared, shared and lingered over with friends. There are not recipes, just a chance occurrence of available produce modified by intention and previous use, sometimes permanent leftovers, the joy of ingredients within an attitude to eating.”