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Recipe by the Book: Porter Cake for Chestnut Street

 Maeve Binchy’s Chestnut Street takes its title from a fictional Dublin neighborhood conjured by the beloved Irish writer. Here, as on any typical Dublin street, the residents go about their business. But, admitted into their homes and lives, you’ll meet a fascinating array of individuals with a variety of life circumstances, occupations, sensibilities—and, of course, stories. Rendered with the humor and deep empathy that are the hallmarks of all of Maeve’s work, the world of Chestnut Street will enchant you as you discover and experience its joys and sorrows. Immerse yourself even further in the charming setting with this recipe for authentic Irish porter cake, the ideal treat to share with your reading group friends.

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