Irish Potatoes

Even if you’re not very familiar with Irish history, you’ve probably heard something about the importance of potatoes in the lives of the Irish. Calling potatoes important is no understatement, and understanding the history helps us get a complete picture of their culinary and cultural importance even today. The potato was introduced to Ireland in […]

Irish Food Traditions And History

If you’ve ever had traditional Irish food, you’ll know that it’s made from inexpensive, simple ingredients and there is a “no waste” approach to food. This comes from a long tradition and history of poverty amongst a large portion of the population. Of course, Ireland has come a long way and times have changed, but […]

All About Irish Beer

When you think of Ireland, one of the first things you might think of is beer. And for many, they think of Guinness, a stout beer that has been brewed in Ireland since 1759. Interestingly enough, only 32% of the beer sold in Ireland today is stout. But even though stout’s popularity has waned, Guinness […]

Comparing US & UK Measurements For Cooking

With great thanks to the Internet, we’ve got recipes at our fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether we’re looking for a new pasta recipe or we’re not sure what to do with all that leftover chicken, we can find recipes from all over the world. Our mothers never had things so […]

Wicklow Pancakes Recipe

Wicklow Pancakes 4 servings 4 large eggs 600 ml of milk 4 ounces of fresh breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley Some chopped thyme 2 tablespoons of chopped chives or scallions Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons of Butter Beat the eggs lightly, then add the milk, breadcrumbs, herbs and seasonings, and mix well. Heat 1 […]

Steak & Guiness Pie Recipe

Steak & Guinness Pie Makes 4 servings 12 inch Pie pastry 1 or 2 pounds of Round steak 1 tablespoon of Flour 1 tablespoon of Brown sugar 1 tablespoon of Raisins 5 medium size onions 1 bottle of Guinness stout (not the ‘draught’ variety) 8 slices of bacon 3 tablespoon of shortening/butter Some Chopped parsley […]

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef & Cabbage 8 servings 5 pounds of Corned beef brisket 1 large onion with 6 cloves embedded 6 peeled and sliced carrots 8 new potaotes, peeled and cubed Some dried thyme A bunch of Parsley 2 Heads of Cabbage, quartered Sauce: half pint of whipping cream 3 tablespoons of prepared horseradish Boil the […]

Baked Parsnip Recipe

Baked Parsnips Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 2.5 lbs of good quality Parsnips 2 tablespoons od Butter 1 cup of Beef Stock Salt, Pepper and Nutmeg Directions: Peel and quarter the parsnips and boil for 15 minutes but do not let them cook completely (par-boil). Place in a large dish and add the Beef Stock , […]

Apple Barley Pudding Recipe

Apple Barley Pudding 4 servings Ingredients: 4 tbsp. pearl barley 1 1/2 lbs. apples (peeled, cored and sliced) 3 tbsp. sugar 1 c. heavy cream 1 tbsp. lemon juice 2 c. water (approx.) Directions: In a small pot over medium-high heat, bring barley and water to a boil. Add the apples and cook until they […]

Cabbage Not Just For St. Patrick’s Day

It may not be the main staple of the Irish diet, but it is still an important vegetable featured in many traditional dishes. Whether it’s a hearty meal of Irish Bacon of Cabbage or Colcannon, a dish made with potatoes and cabbage, many Irish recipes call for this nutrient-rich vegetable. While cabbage likely became an […]

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