Poteen? What's this nonsense? Everyone knows the national drink of Ireland is _ _ _ _ _ (_) _. Well, yes, Irish whiskey has traveled the world over, and is surely up there with the best of them. But, is it actually the national drink?
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. Patrick here. Beef liver, lamb liver, pork liver, even goat liver were up until recently all highly desirable foods...
Parlor game to be played next time you are consuming Irish desserts and just can't stand the hypocrisy anymore. Ideal for Patrick's festivities, or any other Irish apple cake-eating occasion. May turn you into a food fascist.
Onions meant a lot to Europe's poor, in the past. This traditional recipe is testament to those (not too) distant days. Irish dishes don’t come simpler, or cheaper.
The first in a series of articles exploring all aspects of the Irish love affair with potatoes. Discover in Part I how the potato came to Ireland in the first place. And how initially it was only meant for animal consumption.
It's hard to put your finger on what's Irish, but that thing, that 'down to earthedness', is surely part of it. And the deeper you delve into Irish dishes, the more you see a connection between the best of Ireland and the best Irish food. Both share that hard to define Irish character...
Traditional bannock recipe for the Celtic harvest festival. This Lúnasa bannock is an easy quick bread you can whip up in no time at all. Plus it's a surprisingly tasty affair. A joy to make for even the most novice of bakers. Let's honor the Ancients!
The time of year when all your toil seems worth it. When the living is suddenly easy. A time of flowing bounty, a time to rejoice and thank, a milestone on the celestial calendar governing your daily. You'd made it to the Celtic harvest festival, you could finally let it all hang out...
Make your own poteen! This easy recipe for moonshine uses potatoes and malted barley for the base and can be whipped up without much stress. Banned for 350 years, now back in play. Can you hear those shindig bells a-chimin'?
Baking a Halloween Cake with character is just so enriching! Get all you need to know about the iconic Irish tea cake – the ANCIENT Halloween rituals, history and, of course, the original recipe... And if you'd care to have your fortune told, just consult The Cake!