Butter Boy Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK giveaway to win one of two copies of Butter Boy: Collected Stories and Recipes by Paul Flynn.

Paul Flynn is a chef, restaurateur and contributor to The Irish Times. He and his wife, Máire, run the Tannery restaurant and cookery school in Dungarvan, County Waterford. Paul has been a regular on Irish and international television with numerous successful shows, including Lords and Ladles and Paul Flynn’s Food Truck Favourites.

His latest book Butter Boy is the complete collection of all 152 articles and over 450 recipes from November 2019 to October 2022 at The Irish Times. Paul’s columns also chronicled what turned out to be the three most unusual and challenging years of our lives, when cooking and mealtimes took on new meaning – the pandemic.

Having a cookery school has taught Paul that most people want tasty food that doesn’t take hours to make, so that’s exactly what these recipes are, using simple techniques that even the most novice cook can master. As Paul says, ‘The most important thing is not to be afraid. Turn down the heat and keep calm.’

Paul’s food is simple, seasonal and family-oriented. It’s designed to give comfort at any time of year because after a hard day, cooking dinner can be soothing and eating it can be comforting. Afterwards the world feels just that little bit better.

Recipes here include Croissants with hot apples, pears, brown sugar and cream; Chicken with bacon, mushrooms and sour cream; and Curried sweetcorn and coconut soup. Articles such as “I could never be a hipster”; “My secret for perfect roast turkey”; and “Keep calm and cook”.

These are recipes that I need in my rotation, especially now, while cooking elaborate recipes are difficult for me due to mobility and pain issues. I want recipes that are quick but delicious and present like I slaved over them. But that will be our secret just like the vintage Rice Krispies commercials where the mom sprinkled herself with flour before bringing in the pan of treats.

The publisher is sharing one recipe with our Members today:

Baked eggs with chorizo, cream and Parmesan
Serves 4

  • melted butter, for greasing
  • 8 medium eggs
  • 12 thin slices from a small chorizo
  • 8 tbsp cream
  • a little grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Brush four decent-sized ramekins with melted butter.

Crack one egg into each ramekin, drop in three slices of chorizo, then crack another egg on top. Season with salt and pepper, then spoon 2 tablespoons of cream on top and sprinkle over a little grated Parmesan. These can be done ahead of time and refrigerated.

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, until there is just a little jiggle in the middle.

Serve with a grilled wedge of buttered country bread or even better, sourdough.

Credit: Butter Boy: Collected Stories and Recipes by Paul Flynn is published by Nine Bean Rows.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Leave a comment with the name of a food newspaper column you enjoy reading.

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  • lean1  on  February 6, 2024

    Melissa Clark

  • elsid22  on  February 6, 2024

    New York Times always has nice food columns to peruse.

  • minbody  on  February 6, 2024

    I like Sohla El-Waylly’s and Eric Kim’s articles in the NYT

  • dataentrytard  on  February 6, 2024

    Edible Communities

  • matag  on  February 6, 2024

    Jess Flemings column in the St Paul pioneer Press

  • t.t  on  February 7, 2024


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  • sayeater  on  February 7, 2024

    Ottolenghi in The Guardian

  • Babycarrot  on  February 7, 2024


  • sarahawker  on  February 7, 2024

    Anything Melissa Clark writes for NYT. Super reliable recipes.

  • Maefleur  on  February 7, 2024


  • gamulholland  on  February 7, 2024

    Meera Sodha and Yotam Ottolenghi, both in the Guardian.

  • mcrimmins  on  February 7, 2024

    I used to love the NY Times but the recipes have become a little to frufru. Lol

  • demomcook  on  February 7, 2024

    NYTimes, especially those for the holidays.

  • TBipp  on  February 8, 2024

    The Kitchn in St. Louis Post Dispatch

  • wildchild  on  February 8, 2024

    There aren’t any in the papers I read

  • sarah3079  on  February 8, 2024

    Robin Asbell/Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • virjeania  on  February 9, 2024

    Dennis Patillo’s column in Victoria Advocate

  • guppymomma  on  February 9, 2024

    Kenji Lopez-Alt in NYT

  • ravensfan  on  February 9, 2024

    New York Times

  • roxlet  on  February 9, 2024

    NY Times

  • hrk  on  February 9, 2024

    Not a newspaper, but I always enjoy Stella Parks’ columns at Serious Eats

  • foodie16  on  February 9, 2024

    The Guardian – Yotam Ottolenghi

  • LaurenE  on  February 9, 2024

    Sohla El-Waylly’s articles in the NYT

  • rkosully  on  February 10, 2024

    I love the food articles and columns in the New York Times food section.

  • Su2cool  on  February 10, 2024

    My favorite newspaper for food is a toss up between the New York Times and the Washington Post. They both have creative and tasty recipies

  • BMeyer  on  February 10, 2024

    Washington Post

  • orchidlady01  on  February 10, 2024

    G. Daniela Galarza -The Washington Post who writes “Eat Voraciously”

  • JEWGAL777  on  February 10, 2024

    Pot Roast Italian Sausages With Spring Cabbage and Polenta

  • brigs03  on  February 10, 2024

    Kenji Lopez Alt in NYT

  • clairew137  on  February 11, 2024

    Ottolenghi in The Guardian

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  • ChicagoJen  on  February 14, 2024


  • ChicagoJen  on  February 14, 2024

    sorry, my computer is flipping out

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  • Chrischaplin  on  February 14, 2024

    Looks great

  • tcjanes  on  February 14, 2024


  • tfulmer  on  February 15, 2024

    Tony Turnbull of The Times

  • Shelley.b  on  February 16, 2024

    displaced housewife. eat your books

  • CourtneyT  on  February 16, 2024

    I don’t read papers anymore.

  • ethedens  on  February 16, 2024

    Eric Kim

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  February 16, 2024

    Susie Middleton in Cook the Vineyard

  • LeMinou  on  February 17, 2024


  • CatsintheKitchen  on  February 18, 2024

    I don’t read any newspapers but enjoy many of the writers above!

  • teamkies  on  February 19, 2024

    NYT Cooking

  • ceejayen  on  February 22, 2024

    The Guardian

  • maggz19671  on  February 22, 2024

    New York times

  • maci234  on  February 22, 2024

    The Guardian – Yotam Ottolenghi

  • bmorris4434  on  February 23, 2024

    New York times

  • AlyC  on  February 23, 2024

    I prefer food magazines such as Olive or The BBC Good Food magazines.

  • Dendav  on  February 23, 2024

    Ottolenghi – The Guardian

  • coryphaeus  on  February 24, 2024

    The Guardian – Yotam Ottolenghi

  • Delectible_Edibles  on  February 25, 2024

    I hope I am selected as one of the winners. I collect cookbooks and this would be a “delicious” addition to my collection.
    NYT is my go to

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  • banba1  on  February 28, 2024

    I love the SF Chronicles food articles! I will miss Soleil Ho, but so far the new restaurant critic seems great.

  • mhandakas  on  February 28, 2024

    You had me at “chorizo.” I read the Guardian’s Food column before I read the news.

  • Silvia.gil  on  February 28, 2024

    NYT cooking

  • CrazyCat63  on  February 29, 2024

    Interesting recipes~!

  • reader1trees  on  February 29, 2024

    I like Annalisa Barbieri’s Notes on Chocolate and the restaurant reviews by Jay Rayner and Grace Dent all in the Guardian UK edition.

  • debbiehb  on  March 1, 2024

    Anything in the NYT

  • MarciK  on  March 3, 2024

    I don’t read newspapers, but I’ve enjoyed New York Times recipes from other sources.

  • silversand  on  March 6, 2024

    Martha Collison (Waitrose Weekend)

  • elysedc  on  March 7, 2024

    anything Ottolenghi! but more and more I turn to my trusty substack subscriptions

  • JACQUELINEM  on  March 7, 2024

    Observer Magazine (week-end) food column suitable for a lot of home cooking.

  • CompsAlex  on  March 11, 2024

    New York Times

  • Pamyoungvb  on  March 11, 2024

    Wall Street Journal

  • RSW  on  March 13, 2024


  • chris2468  on  March 14, 2024

    The Guardian

  • Emmormous  on  March 15, 2024

    Tony Turnbull of The Times

  • smooresunday  on  March 15, 2024

    I’m a big Melissa Clark/NYT fan.

  • spincandy  on  March 15, 2024

    i don’t have a regular column i read but am loving some of these suggestions

  • cuaileanruadh  on  March 15, 2024

    I like Meera Sodha and Rukmini Iyer in The Guardian

  • bopper  on  March 15, 2024

    The Guardian’s “Ottolenghi” – always absorbing

  • Sand9  on  March 16, 2024

    Always like reading anything by Nigel Slater

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  • Lora724  on  March 16, 2024

    My local column in the Fresno Bee by Bethany Clough.

  • hibeez  on  March 17, 2024

    When I have access, I read Melissa Clark.

  • angiemac18  on  March 17, 2024

    Ottolenghi in the Guardian

  • nocona  on  March 18, 2024

    I don’t read any

  • Soton25  on  March 19, 2024


  • elisabeta  on  March 19, 2024

    Ottolenghi in The Guardian

  • paulbing  on  March 19, 2024

    My local paper

  • denise21  on  March 19, 2024

    Nigel Slater in The Guardian and Observer

  • sheridarby  on  March 19, 2024

    The Guardian – Yotam Ottolenghi

  • Emmamaryd  on  March 19, 2024


  • janinex  on  March 19, 2024

    I love reading Nigel Slater, he’s really got a way with words

  • zeeenie  on  March 20, 2024

    Ottolenghi in The Guardian

  • gstaff  on  March 20, 2024

    Ottolenghi fromThe Guardian

  • Beasste99  on  March 20, 2024

    Too be honest. I don’t really read newspapers anymore.

  • mumliz  on  March 20, 2024

    New York Times

  • nats7  on  March 20, 2024

    Jay Rayner in the Guardian

  • SHORTMAN  on  March 20, 2024

    The Sunday Times

  • DimensionAEB  on  March 20, 2024

    Tony Turnbull of The Times

  • SarahsSpace7  on  March 20, 2024

    I like BBC Good Foods magazine, lots of beginner friendly meals that are often quick and easy

  • JohnWalker  on  March 20, 2024

    Ottolenghi in The Guardian

  • ClaireHamilton  on  March 20, 2024

    Meera Sodha in the Guardian

  • PatBarrett  on  March 20, 2024

    I don’t read any at all, do newspapers still exist!

  • CatTheCook  on  March 22, 2024

    Anna Jones in The Guardian

  • Leonard5854  on  March 28, 2024

    The Kitchn in the Chicago Tribune

  • avonleajules  on  April 5, 2024

    Kenji Lopez-Alt

  • Apepin  on  April 6, 2024

    New York Times!

  • hangryviking  on  April 8, 2024


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