Articles & Other Writings

Deborah O'Toole is the author of several articles, some of which were written during her tenure as staff writer for Ambermont Magazine. Others were penned under her pseudonym Shenanchie O'Toole for the "foodie" web sites Food Fare, Savorys by Shenanchie and Shenanchie's Kitchen.


The articles include an eclectic collection of topics ranging from the history of solitaire, Billy the Kid, Blarney Castle, Anne Boleyn, Lizzie Borden, Michael Collins, Cupid, the Loch Ness monster and Jack the Ripper to food bits about artichokes, avocados, coffee, garlic, hot dogs, Japanese Culture & Cuisine, mushrooms, olive oil, pine nuts, pirates, pumpkins, ravioli, sushi, tamales and proper tea.


The Ambermont pieces are now available as research papers at Class Notes or in e-book format from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, while some of the food articles are available as e-books as part of Food Fare's Culinary Collection.

Foodstuff & E-Books

To view food articles and culinary e-books by Deborah O'Toole writing as Shenanchie, select from the list below:

Articles & Historical Essays

To view more information about articles or historical essays written by Deborah O'Toole, select from the list below:

Classic Book Reviews

Go to Class Notes to view a selection of classic book reviews written by Deborah O'Toole.

Classic Book Reviews by Deborah O'Toole

Some of the most oft-requested titles include Kama Sutra, Mrs. Mike, Shogun, Skye O'Malley, The Hobbit and Trinity.