Irish Tea Cake Irish tea cake surely epitomizes traditional Irish baking, and indeed Irish dishes generally. Why so? Its simplicity. Quick and easy to make, this Irish
Best of Ireland The best Irish food and ‘best of Ireland’ generally have much in common: both are ‘real’, ‘straight up’. Indeed, so much do the Irish people
Bannock Recipe This bannock recipe makes what is essentially a quick bread cooked from the grains and other ingredients you have on hand. But this can vary
Celtic Festival: Lúnasa Every Celtic festival is rooted in the land. But the most deeply embedded has to be that taking place at the start of August.
Recipe for Moonshine This recipe for moonshine was traditionally produced in a pot still (the Irish term for this smooth moonshine whiskey – poitín – translates
Irish Bacon – Tradition Running Deep The local love for Irish bacon is not just about taste, it’s far more deep-rooted than that. Pork now accounts for
Recipe for Dublin Coddle This recipe for Dublin coddle shows again the flexible nature of many Irish dishes. We may well be shot for saying so, but
Potato Farm: Before the Great Irish Famine The potato farm and its dominance of Irish life forms the focus of this fourth part in the series Irish
Potatoes in Ireland: Roots of Romance Part III in the series of articles Irish Potatoes: The Spud in Irish Food Traditions. The first part saw the first
Cooking Liver: Offal Meat’s Nutrition Benefits There was a once-upon-a-time when cooking liver was the done thing. But we’re not talking back in the days of St.