Prannie Rhatigan is a medical doctor who has been harvesting and cooking with seaweed, and gardening organically, since childhood. Born and raised in the Northwest of Ireland she has a lifelong interest in the connections between food and health. Irish Seaweed Kitchen is her first cookbook, predicted to become the ultimate bible for cooking with seaweeds.
Prannie holds a BA Honours degree in Psychology (NUI Galway, 1982), a medical degree, (NUI Cork, 1990) and is a qualified General Practitioner (MICGP 1994). She has worked on the national cardiovascular strategy programme and represented the Irish College of General Practitioners on the national steering group for the implementation of ‘Smoke Free at Work’ in Ireland. An experienced GP she now works mainly in Public Health.
A member of Slow Food Prannie has represented Ireland’s finest food abroad on several occasions and regularly gives workshops and lectures on seaweeds and cooking. Her most recent personal work includes exploring the links between genetics, the environment and the benefits of live foods on health and well-being. Married to Johnny Waters they have one daughter, Kate, and live on the idyllic coastline of Streedagh, Co Sligo.