Food and Culture
A perfect weekend was had at the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine, with world class speakers providing plenty of food for thought and a desire to do it all again.
Ireland before the potato – what we ate then and what we can learn from it now: some thoughts on ‘A Study of Irish Food Culture before the Arrival of the Potato’ by CIT culinary arts students
Introducing winter buttermilk, made by fermenting flour with cooked & raw potatoes, and used in times past in Ireland as a substitute for buttermilk when making soda bread, that most iconic of Irish foods
Last week’s episode of Bia Dúchais spoke of potatoes that smile easily – this potato-based lemon & poppy seed cake should make you smile easily too
Potato Day makes a welcome return to Sonairte in Co. Meath and I visit with Lumpers in tow. Unfortunately for some, they were of the not-for-sale variety…
The Lumper potato that famously failed during the Great Irish Famine is now for sale thanks to Michael McKillop – I head to Potato Day at the Organic Centre in Leitrim with some Lumpers to share.
Having found Lithuanian potatoes for sale, there was nothing else for it but to try them out
The launch of a new poitín from the Teeling Whiskey Company signals a shiny new look for a spirit which sports a storied and mostly illicit past – that includes a recipe for same from my Da