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Traditional Foods of Ireland

From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for generations. There is nothing fancy about traditional …

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Bacon and Cabbage

Bacon and Cabbage

Although long associated with Ireland, Corned beef is not traditional, the Irish are far more likely to serve bacon with their cabbage. Corned beef is actually an Irish-American dish, though it …

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Irish Stew

The ingredients are simple, lamb, potato, onion and carrot, but the result is a hearty and warming dish which the Irish have enjoyed for generations. There are probably as many stew …

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Irish Sodabread

Irish Soda Bread

This traditional bread from Ireland is made without yeast, instead using bread soda (bicarbonate of soda) as a raising agent. It is quick and easy to make, though there are a …

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Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Bread

Brown bread is an Irish staple, often made daily in the home as it is quick and easy to make and tastes best when really fresh, even warm from the …

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Irish Tea Brack

This deliciously fruity cross between cake and bread is traditionally eaten at Halloween in Ireland. There are a number of fun traditions associated with brack, which is baked with hidden items …

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Leek and Potato Soup

Many Irish soups are based on potatoes, this one combines them with leeks to make a very satisfying and tasty dish. A big mug of this kind of hearty soup is …

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Nettle Soup

If you want to cook something really Irish and that has a long history, this is the dish to choose. Nettles were an important source of nutrition and variety in the …

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Champ

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the recipe, this is comfort food at its best, delicious warming and reliable. It's food to mend a broken heart, to curl up with …

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Colcannon

The most traditional of Irish dishes, and a very simple one, made with potato, cabbage and generous amounts of creamy butter. It doesn't sound like much, but there is something special …

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Christmas Food in Ireland

Of course the Irish eat too much at Christmas - that's the point, isn't it? A feast of rich fruit cake, moist plum pudding and mince pies accompany the traditional roast …

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Traditional Irish Christmas Cake

Made with plenty of fruit, nuts and Irish Whiskey and topped with marzipan and white frosting, the Christmas cake is a central part of Christmas in Ireland. This recipe is a …

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