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The traditional Irish diet had an emphasis for most meals to consist of meat, cereals, bread and potatoes. Accompaniments of cabbage, turnips, carrots and broccoli were quite common where the meal is meat and potatoes. Until the late sixties and early seventies Irish Food did not have a good reputation, this, in spite of the fact, that Ireland produces meat, seafood and dairy produce that are without doubt the envy of the world. Overcooked meat and mushy vegetables were the norm. This all started to change in earnest during the latter part of the 20th century when pioneering Irish chefs started to produce what can only be said to be world class cuisine.

What's the differnce between Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whisky? - The Irish Place

The Difference Between Scotch and Whiskey

What is the difference between Scotch and Whiskey? This is a question often asked by whiskey enthusiasts who wonder just how similar these two...
Irish Barmbrack traditionally baked for Halloween - The Irish Place

Barmbrack: A Taste of Irish Halloween

To find the roots of Halloween in Ireland, and the traditional eating of delicious barmbrack bread, we need to travel back to Celtic times...
A selection of some Premium Irish Whiskies - The Irish Place

Upturn in the Rocky History of Irish Whiskey

The whiskey sector in Ireland is experiencing a huge resurgence right now, exports increased by an estimated 8% in 2016 to €505 million (US$537m) and...
The famous 'English Market' in Cork - The Irish Place

Foodie Heaven: Cork City’s English Market

The English Market is located in the bustling, vibrant centre of Cork City. This fabulous roofed space has been a hub for those seeking...
A nice freshly made bowl of Colcannon ready to serve and enjoy - The Irish Place

Colcannon Recipe: Traditional Irish Fare at Its Very Best

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, people around the globe start thinking of cooking some traditional Irish fare as part of the celebrations. There are...
Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage - The Irish Place

Corned Beef and Cabbage: Classic Irish Fare?

St Patrick's Day is synonymous with corned beef and cabbage, isn't it? Well, in fact the answer to this question rather depends on your...
Black and White Pudding on sale in The English Market - The Irish Place

Black Pudding Part of Full Irish Breakfast Heralded as a ‘Superfood’

Fans of the Full Irish Breakfast will be delighted to learn that one of its key and most delicious ingredients, Black Pudding (or ‘blood...
Jameson Distillery Visitor Centre in Midleton - The Irish Place

Increase in Irish Whiskey Distilleries and Market Growth

Irish whiskey distilleries are rising up when just a couple of decades ago the whiskey market in Ireland was on its knees and sales...
Hot Whiskey Recipe - The Irish Place

Hot Whiskey Recipe – Ireland’s Traditional Panacea for Winter

The traditional hot whiskey recipe uses only 4 ingredients, plus hot water and is a famous cure all for the winter months. Known as Hot...
Some popular brands of Irish Breakfast Tea - The Irish Place

Irish Breakfast Tea: Ireland’s Other National Drink

Stout might be regarded by many people as the most popular drink in Ireland, but the truth is that Irish breakfast tea is a...