Despite having to play second fiddle to its bowsy of a (liquid) table companion, traditional Irish food is alive and well. And true Irish continue to hand down recipes through the generations. What has emerged over the centuries is a cuisine steeped in heritage and quality, where taste and practicality dance a lively jig. Irish dishes tend to be hearty, sometimes dainty, and every now and again a teensy bit raunchy.
Join us as we explore this vivacious show of Irish recipes, presenting the flavors and techniques that are the birthright of anyone Irish or Irish-esque. You’ll find the most succulent recipes for traditional Irish food delivered in a straightforward, humorous way.
And organized clearly into individual sections for ease of access. All the better to achieve our aim of imparting straightforward instruction on making delicious Irish dishes for any occasion.
Whatever the occasion, we serve up a host of top-class Irish dishes, some with many ingredients and others that are truly simple. Our baked onion ‘recipe’, for example, means it couldn’t be easier for you to serve up traditional Irish food. Find it and other quaint delights in our Irish Appetizers Section. Not yet quite bulging at the seams, as with all our categories of recipes and articles, we hope to make the Irish appetizers section a go-to for Irish starter ideas.
Should you have an evening planned or it’s your round in weekend pot luck, our Irish Dinner Section is the place to go. There you find hearty and traditional Irish dishes, such as the distinctive Dublin coddle. Alongside many an Irish potato recipe, ideal for Sunday lunch or as quick and easy stop-gaps. A deliciously old-fashioned liver and onions recipe is also doing the rounds of there, a proper propper-upper for a brisk winter’s evening.
Or perhaps you already know all about Irish dinner ideas but want to whip up some Irish desserts for that special March festival, like the humble yet super sweet Wexford honey mousse. Should that be the case, our Irish Desserts Section is what you’re after. It combines well with our Irish baking section, featuring all the classic Irish cakes eaten for dessert.
But this section also hurls a fair few curveballs, too, blurring the line between eating and drinking. Not least among them the bizarre yet ultimately quaffable Violet Crumble Ice Cream Shake, complete with bourbon. In the same vein stands our thick and unique spiked eggnog recipe, knock back with a neck or tease out with a spoon: the choice is yours.
There is an Irish cake for every special occasion, and our Irish Baking Section helps you pick out the right one for yours. Authentic and easy to follow, our Irish baking recipes will have you serving up perennial classics like Irish apple cake/tart. As well as seasonal perfections such as the fortune-telling Irish tea cake, made as part of the traditional Samhain rituals enacted by the Celts at Halloween. And sometimes even used to decide who would be sacrificed to the gods!
Irish bread recipes abound in this section, too. With the focus being on the traditional breads that have been made in Ireland for hundreds of years. In our exploration of the connection food brings to people across cultures, there is also the odd Serbian bread or Polish bread. Brought to compare alongside an unleavened bread recipe such as the perhaps a little too world renowned and picture-friendly Irish soda bread.
Actually part of our Celtic Festivals Section, these quick breads are made in many cultures across the globe, but hold a special place in Irish food traditions. Because the Celtic calendar was marked by four major festivals, with a specific bannock recipe being made for each.
In our mission to bring you only the most authentic Irish recipes, we show you how to make each seasonal bannock just as the ancient Celts would’ve done over three thousand years ago. From the unleavened bread prepared for the August harvest festival of Lughnasadh, through to that for Beltane the following year. Covering those for Imbolc and of course the bannocks made as part of Celtic New Year, or ‘Halloween’, along the way.
Historically key to their diet, hearty Irish soup has been propping up natives for centuries and is central to the Irish food traditions we enjoy today. Not just for suitable for rainy days down the West of Ireland but now proven by global Irish to be ultimately adept at providing comfort from: snowstorms, hurricanes and the odd tsunami. These lifesavers make for vital eating and our Irish Soup Section extends this edible life (and heritage) line to anyone in need.
Because it would only be humane to do so, consolidating (wo)man’s victory over cruel nature. As they truly work! After all, how you could feel anything but defiant of even the worst weather with a belly full of Irish potato soup inside you?
Irish Snacks and Irish Salad
Still nascent, our Irish Snacks Section brings you the various sweets, candies and odd bits that make up this side of Irish food. Alongside traditional mainstays, there are also plenty of strange little treats that abound in Ireland but are lacking outside fair Erin’s Isle. It is our mission to fill you in on how to make these.
Our Irish Salad Section has a similar aim, as a place to share both traditional and quirky takes on Irish salad. With, as ever, the typical Irish Buzz approach of history, culture and heritage combined with authentic, straightforward recipes coming to the fore.
Irish Dishes – Vegan and Vegetarian
Whilst the main focus may be traditional Irish food in all its meat and two veg, Irish stew-style get it into you simplicity (and glory), vegan and vegetarian tastes are also catered for. Wherever possible, our recipes have been fine-tuned or adapted to allow enjoyment of true Irish without the animal content, our Irish apple cake with coconut oil instead of butter being a typical example.
Plus, because cooking up a storm in the kitchen is just good old fashioned fun, we promise that our directions will always reflect this. They won’t be ordering you around the kitchen or indulging in food fascism, they want you to come out and play. Human to human. Let’s just have fun creating together. Taking all the ingredients of this wondrous planet and getting our cook on!
Praise for (our) Irish Dishes
The world of Irish recipes unveiled in all its [glory]. A curious step deep into the [hearty and delicious] culinary ‘achievements’ of the Irish, themselves an equally disgu[ised behind rough exterior] yet quite plain[ly genius] race.— Dss. Julie Biggumbottom of Hamesbridge
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Thank you, Irish Buzz! I never dreamed another way was possible. Your site has given me the gift of a wholly impractical level of bodily opulence, the birthright of all modern humans.
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