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Anna King

Dr. Martin Ruffley (BA, M.Litt, PhD ) is a multiple award-winning Chef who has travelled the world in his pursuit of culinary excellence. He has staged at Maaemo (3 MICHELIN Star), Oslo, Norway; Hibiscus (2-Star), London UK; and Ora (1-Star), Helsinki, Finland.

In his role as a lecturer at GMIT he has trained numerous chefs that have competed at both a national and international level, with outstanding results. In 2020 he received the prestigious President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  

He has spent the last three-years compiling recipes that are inspired by his travel overseas, and his experience of overcoming addiction.

Dr. Anna King (BA, MA, PhD) is a creative nonfiction writer, with a background in contemplative arts and mindful meditation. She received a Doctorate in Philosophy (ethnography) from NUI Galway, for which she was awarded a highly esteemed 3-year Irish Research Council Scholarship in 2010.  

Anna’s creative work is informed by a deep appreciation and love of nature, as well as her daily meditation practice. After studying Soto Zen Buddhism in the mid-1980s she was introduced to macrobiotic cooking, which ignited a lifelong passion for place-based nutrition and herbal wisdom.

Both authors live in Galway, on the stunning West Coast of Ireland.

Anna King
Author's Books
Rekindling the Fire: Food and The Journey of Life

This book will inspire anyone who reads it to cook. The recipes offer home-cooks, amateurs and seasoned chefs alike an opportunity to experiment with both new and old techniques, through easy to follow, concise instructions that will really ‘up anyone’s game’ in the kitchen. You will learn how...

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