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Food Fare features recipes from a variety of countries and cultures around the world. The site also contains a collection of personal recipes, many of them "comfort foods" inherited through the generations, as well as titles in the exclusive Culinary Collection.

Food Fare: Garbanzo Pea Soup       Food Fare: Cheddar & Green Onion Biscuit Poppers

Food Fare is also home to the Ambrosia Cookbook, Breakfast Cookbook, Community Garden Cookbook, Food Fare Cookbook, Furry Friends Cookbook, Glinhaven Cookery, Global Seafood Cookbook, The King's Table, Larkin Community Cookbook, Luscious Leftovers Cookbook, Quirky Snacks Cookbook, Recipes-on-a-Budget Cookbook and the Soups & Stews Cookbook.



Food Fare originated as Shenanchie's Kitchen in May 2000. It developed into a personal cooking website, which was updated every month with personal favorites as well as in-depth articles about the food and culture from different countries around the world. The site closed in May 2005 because of Shenanchie's other commitments, but she continued to make "foody" entries at her blog Appetizing Muse on occasion.


Shenanchie's Kitchen re-emerged as Food Fare in October 2008, bringing with it global flavors found in unique and original recipes, seasonal favorites, informative and entertaining Food Articles, kitchen and cooking tips, food links and more.

Food Fare: Beef Wellington  Food Fare: Stuffed Potatoes (also known as "Twice-Baked") with broccoli and baked chicken

Food Fare: Southern Fried Chicken   Food Fare: Huevos Rotos (Spanish Broken Eggs)


Food Fare's exclusive Culinary Collection features more than three dozen titles. The books include information about the food and culture of different countries across the globe, holidays and food-specific topics. They also contain history, food traditions, lifestyle and dishes native to various countries, as well as authentic recipes, words and phrases in the native tongue of the subject, along with food terms. Click here for more >

Food Fare: Food Articles    Food Fare Culinary Collection    Food Fare Cookbooks

Since the inception of Food Fare, the site has grown at a steady pace. What began as a personal website with a few Irish recipes and canine treats has blossomed into a multi-paged cooking treasure trove. Recipes included on the website now number more than one thousand. Recipes >



Shenanchie O'Toole (aka Deborah O'Toole)Shenanchie O'Toole is creator of Food Fare, and is sole writer of all articles, newsletters and content. She is also chief-editor of the Food Fare Cookbooks, and the author/editor of Food Fare's Culinary Collection and Food Articles.

The name "Shenanchie" is derived from the Gaelic term seanchaĆ­, which defines a bard and storyteller.

Shenanchie is also the author of several articles and research papers on the food and culture of different countries, time periods and events. Features contain bits of history, food traditions, lifestyle and dishes native to the specific country, as well as authentic recipes. In most cases, there is also a section of words and phrases in the native tongue of the subject. Research papers also include food-specific topics. Click here for more..

In addition, Shenanchie writes fiction novels under her real name of Deborah O'Toole and the pseudonym of Deidre Dalton.

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