Uncover the original Samhain rituals, all those ancient Irish food traditions. Buried beneath the wheels of time for millennia. Because surely it's time to enjoy them again?
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.
Baking a cake with character is just so enriching! All you need to know about the iconic Irish tea cake – its Celtic rituals, history and of course the original recipe. If you'd care to have your fortune told, just consult the cake!
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'?
The local love for Irish bacon is not just about taste, it’s far more deep-rooted than that. The Hallowed Hog long ago became embedded in the soul of the Irish, shameful though He may be..
This recipe shows the flexible nature of traditional Irish dishes. We may be shot for saying so, but Coddle is a kind of a 'makey-uppey' one-pot dish, aimed at using up whatever is on hand. The mainstays are: potatoes, sausages, bacon, and onions.
The potato farm is at the core of the Irish people. Oppressed and poor, growing Irish potatoes was not a matter of choice but one of survival. This fourth part in the Irish Potatoes series depicts conditions on the typical potato farm in the lead-up to the Great Irish Famine.