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?
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...
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'?
Traditional Halloween food has officially been resurrected! Fancy uncovering these Celtic recipes & rituals from the distant past? Don't just do Halloween food, make the ANCIENT versions!
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..
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