A Taste for It

‘Céad Míle Fáilte,’ the Irish tourist brochures said. A hundred thousand welcomes.’

A hundred thousand nightmares, more like it!

Maura Carmody’s off on the trip of a lifetime. A talented chef, she’s travelling around Ireland for a month to promote Australian food and wine.

Maura’s expecting a straightforward business trip. But what she gets is a whirlwind of mishaps, misunderstandings, rivals and revelations – and Dominic Hanrahan, who’s giving her plenty of food for thought.

Set in Ireland and Australia, A Taste for It is a warm, funny novel about following your heart and pursuing your dreams.


Here’s one for those who enjoy their romance dished up with a lip-smacking serve of Australia’s finest food and wines. McInerney’s first novel offers unbridled romance where fate continually thrusts the protagonists together and then apart. It’s set against a travelogue of beautiful Ireland and the contrasts of sunburnt South Australian vineyards. Liberally and sensually seasoned with fabulous menus, highlighting magnificent Australian produce, all the players are kept nicely lubricated by our country’s fine wine.
Melbourne Herald-Sun, March 2001

It takes only a minute or so before Monica McInerney’s take on the world has you laughing. A feelgood funny story … romantic comedy at its best
West Australian, July 2001

A humorous, romantic and sexy novel from new name on the scene, Monica McInerney … an intriguing and highly entertaining read.
Sunday World, Ireland, November 2000

A well-paced and grown-up rom-com that your mum, aunts and older sisters will enjoy as much as you will.
U Magazine, Ireland, December 2000

Effervescent … overflows with good humour and laughter.
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 March 2001

Monica McInerney bursts on to the scene with A Taste For It, a funny, jet-setting tale of fine dining, love and revenge.
She magazine, Australia, April 2001

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