Folk culture can teach us much about life and this human voyage we’re all on. What it is to eat, drink, dress, sing, dance, die. But if it is to survive, we need to know about the folk culture of our people. What will you hand down?
Liver and onions is as old-fashioned as it gets, and in truth is simply straight-up farmer firepower. Fried up for your pleasure and propulsion. This liver recipe is even these days a common main on fair Erin’s Isle. And with good reason.
Porter beer has long ago taken over your nearby pub. Ever wondered why? Read about the dark obsession consuming Irish hearts ever further. Because whilst Guinness remains the quintessential image of stout, it is only one producer of an Irish dark beer that looms large on the global spectrum.
Engage the timeless nature of a hearty stove top beef stew. This recipe may be cooked a little differently from how the Irish of old would have done it, but it certainly is still as deliciously rustic. Because a true classic never fades. Nor fails to deliver.
Ireland’s flag, the banner representing the Irish nation state, is green with a golden harp on it. Or at least it was until the 19th century...
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 traditional recipe is a true classic, yet so easy to make! Cinnamon and Lemon Zest combine to bring a harmonious, yet distinctly dual, soft sweetness and citrus zing.
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.