On a wing and a prayer, Brother Hubbard opened on Dublin’s Capel Street in 2012, during the darkest hours of the recession. What once was a small fledgling café has since become so much more, with a team dedicated to bringing the best of breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and baking to its community of customers, and a second outlet opened on Harrington St in September 2014.
The Brother Hubbard Cookbook now marks the next step in the journey, with the owners sharing the recipes for the meals that have had customers flocking to their door since the day they opened.
To celebrate the launch of the book, Brother Hubbard will hold a week-long celebration at their outlets on Capel Street and Harrington Street, from Saturday 8 to Friday 15 October.
Gill Books and proprietor and author Garrett Fitzgerald will host a special evening events on Monday 10 October at the Capel St. branch of Brother Hubbard. Join Garrett, who will be in discussion with his publisher Nicki Howard, about the Brother Hubbard journey. It promises to be an evening of great conversation and delicious food and wine. There are just 25 tickets available and they are available now, priced at €10 on Eventbrite. The book will be on sale on the night and Garrett will available to sign copies.
If you’re not lucky enough to nab one of these exclusive tickets, pop in anyway as both The Brother Hubbard and Sister Sadie cafes will be celebrating the launch of the book all week with some delicious treats for their customers. Additionally, the first 50 people to buy the book will be treated to a goody bag of delicious Brother Hubbard goods and there’ll be opportunities to enter a draw to win one of Brother Hubbard’s famous brunches and signed copy of the book.
We hope you’ll be part of the next stage of The Brother Hubbard adventure!
Leaning towards aspects of Middle Eastern and Southern Mediterranean food, The Brother Hubbard Cookbook is packed with nutritious, wholesome, often deceptively vegetarian dishes that emphasise flavour, colour and texture. Inside you will find favourite foods from the much-loved Brother Hubbard restaurant, the food they are asked about time and again. Dishes like Turkish Eggs Menemen, Moroccan Harira Soup, Middle Eastern Slaw and Harissa Baked Aubergine with Saffron Yogurt, Roasted Cashews and Apricots will bring a simple, exciting, creative new influence to your kitchen. Discover a new way of eating with Brother Hubbard’s fresh, pure flavours dedicated to sharing and happiness.
Garrett Fitzgerald left his office-based career to follow his dream: to immerse himself in the creative adventures to be enjoyed with food. That journey started off with three wonderful months in Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School. Next, he and his partner James travelled the world, exploring the flavours of local food throughout. They spent a year in Melbourne, working in a charming little bakery and a cafe; both businesses dedicated to purity, creativity and quality. Deciding to focus on the relatively undiscovered yet vibrant, healthy food of the Middle East, Garrett journeyed for several months through its streets, souks and bazaars, eating with locals and learning the secrets of their food and its part in their lives. Bringing that experience back home, on a wing and a prayer, Brother Hubbard opened on Dublin’s Capel Street in 2012, during the darkest hours of the recession. What once was a small fledgling café; has since become so much more, with a team dedicated to bringing the best of breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and baking to its community of customers. Sister Sadie opened in September 2014 to start her own culinary journey. A taste of these wonderful adventures await all who use this book.