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Brown Soda Bread

Brown Soda Bread

Over the last few years, I’ve been looking for a new soda bread or another Irish bread recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. This year I adapted a bread recipe from the terrific book Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen. She describes this bread as […]

Dublin Coddle – not your usual way

Dublin Coddle – not your usual way

  I could be wrong, but I believe that in Ireland, more than anywhere else in the world, wealthy people’s food was similar to the food of poor people. Of course, peasants often could not afford the lamb, but even without meat it still was […]

Colcannon

Colcannon

  Corned beef, cabbage, colcannon and soda bread – this is a list of dishes typically served on a St. Patrick’s Day. And this is what we mean when talking about simple yet delicious Irish food. Colcannon is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale […]

Cranberry Soda Bread. Cranberry Soda Bread with Rosemary

Cranberry Soda Bread. Cranberry Soda Bread with Rosemary

  I just opened a fresh jar of baking powder and my bread is rising in the oven like a mountain. New cranberry season is coming, but I still have last year’s cranberry packages in my freezer. Previously, when our son lived with us, I […]

Champ – Potatoes with Spring Onions

Champ – Potatoes with Spring Onions

  This wonderful champ recipe for the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day is from the amazing book Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen. The Irish cuisine is not a sophisticated and elegant one. All the dishes are simple and almost rustic, yet tasty and flavorful: […]

Pork Stew in Beer

Pork Stew in Beer

  One of the adorable American dishes – the stew is similarly popular in many cuisines of the world. Autumn and winter are special seasons for these hearty warming pleasures. As well as in French cuisine, wine is often used in British cuisine for cooking. […]