Foods & Recipes

Irish Culture
Irish food is about a lot more than Mulligan stew! You may find there have been a culinary revolution in Ireland since the last time you looked. Don´t worry, there´s still plenty of brown bread!

Recipe For A Celtic Feast star
A recent Celtic Blessing celebrating the renewal of a couple's wedding vows included the four essential elements for making the Celtic Blessing an authentic Irish feast.

A New Taste of Ireland star
The recent Taste of Cavan food festival highlighted the many artisan food producers joining Ireland's agri-food sector. Also, it features the subtle change in Ireland's food culture over the past two decades.

A ‘New’ Traditional Irish Food star
Seaweed is now enjoying some 'super food' status. Many people don't consider seaweed as part of traditional Irish cuisine, but in the northwest of Ireland the culinary culture persisted. Now , a Sligo woman general practitioner, has created a culinary guide to seaweed.

Apple Tart Recipe star
Apple tart with custard or ice cream, a classic Irish dessert.

Are you a Tatie Hoaker? star
Which queries whether you are a potato picker. Gets down to the roots of the Irish potato, the soul food of millions.

As Irish as Potatoes star
Potatoes are almost synonymous with Irish culture. But they are a relatively recent dietary innovation. The Irish potato, however, is completely woven into the Irish consciousness as well as the national menu.

Halloween Barm Brack star
Barm brack, a sweet fruity yeast bread, is a traditional food in Ireland at Halloween. Enjoy it with a cup of tea, or as toast, or just plain.

Irish Country Breakfast star
The Irish breakfast ideal is a tasty treat that is generally reserved for Sunday brunch, arriving visitors, and those times when only comfort food will satisfy.

Irish Potato Cakes : Boxty star
These delightful potato cakes are the ultimate Irish party food. Boxty is served on important days like Halloween (Samhain), All-Saints’ Day, Shrove Tuesday, and St. Brigid’s Day (Imbolc).

Irish Potato Pancakes star
Irish potato pancakes are wonderful as appetizers, a side dish, snack, or with a breakfast “fry-up” of rashers (Irish bacon), sausages, black pudding and white pudding, and soda or brown bread.

Irish Soda Bread star
Loaf tin or round loaf? Wholemeal or all white flour? Soda bread is a staple of the Irish larder, great toasted with jam or buttered with a bowl of stew or soup.

Porridge star
Irish Oatmeal is distinctive in taste and texture. "Porridge" is a healthful food, naturally good and good for you. Take another look at this old-fashioned favorite.

Recipe Nevan Maguire star[offsite link]
This is the site of the month to see what is going on in contemporary Irish cookery!

Savory Pancakes star
Seasoned pancakes make a tasty side dish or snack.

St. Brigid's Day Recipes star
St. Brigid's Day is 1st February. Even if there is frost on the snowdrops, this is the official start to the Celtic Spring. We are six weeks between Christmas and the Spring Equinox. Celebrate brighter days and the earth getting ready to sprout seedlings with my Seed Cake recipe.

St. Stephen's Day Hot Pot star
St. Stephen’s Day, December 26, is a continuation of the Christmas celebration. Here’s a good way to clear the fridge and still feed the crowd.

The Great Ulster Fry Breakfast Plate star
Irish food has many regional variations. Most visitors are familiar with 'the full Irish' breakfast but Northern Ireland has it's own unique variation known as the Ulster Fry. Take a tour of what appears on Northern Irish breakfast plate.

Trifle, Low-Carb Way star
Low carb living suits so many people so well that I´d be remiss if I didn´t include this great low carb trifle for some traditional Irish-style feasting.

Ulster Tray Bakes star
I had never encounterd a tray bake until I visited Northern Ireland. They can be found in tea shops, bring and buy sales and church halls.

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